Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Android Smartphone Packed With DSLR Camera

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom combines a smartphone and a camera in single device with more pros than cons. K Zoom is surprisingly light for what it offers. It weighs just 200 grams and that makes a big difference in how well it feels in hands. At 20mm, it is also quite slim. K Zoom can be used as a smartphone without too many compromises. The lens bulge in the device is surprisingly flat compared to what earlier Galaxy cameras had. Samsung claims that in K Zoom it is using a different (and unique) lens that retracts to form a very compact module.

 

The K Zoom offers 10X zoom and has a xenon flash. In terms of focal length, the lens in K Zoom covers 24-240mm. The lens has an aperture of F3.1-6.3. The device also has a 2MP front camera.

 

 

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In terms of design, K Zoom borrows heavily from the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S3. The back cover of K Zoom uses the same matte finish plastic found on Galaxy S5. This feels good in hand. The overall design, with its rounded corners and a curved back, is similar to that of Galaxy S3. Ergonomically, the design is good and makes using K Zoom easier despite its bulk.

 

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The device runs a modified version of Android kitKat. Unlike Galaxy phones, K Zoom has a hardware button for camera. When the device is locked and the screen is off, this camera button can be used to quickly access the camera app.

 

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K Zoom has a 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED screen with 1280x720p resolution. It is powered by a six-core (1.3GHz quad-core and 1.7GHz dual-core) processor and 2GB RAM. There is 8GB internal storage but using a SD card a user can add up to 64GB more. The device has a 2,430mAh battery.

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