“Selected” online and high street retailers will be selling the phone, including Carphone Warehouse and Samsung Experience stores. The handset is a combination of a Galaxy Android and great camera optics. The lens around the back is a 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with good low-light shots and Optical Image Stabilisation for reduced motion-blur.
The K Zoom isn’t a slouch in the tech specs either, as it features a fast processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 2430mAh battery, Bluetooth 4, GPS, WiFi and Android KitKat powering it all.
If you get one today, do let us know what your thoughts are on the new handset.
Dan from our team has one of his own and will be putting together an unboxing as well as a full review over the next week
SAMSUNG GALAXY K ZOOM AVAILABLE TO BUY IN THE UK FROM 31 MAY
30 May, 2014, London, UK – Samsung Electronics today announced that customers in the UK will be able to buy the Galaxy K zoom from selected online and high street retailers, including Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse from Saturday 31st May.
Combining Samsung’s industry leading Galaxy experience with advanced digital camera technology, the Galaxy K zoom features effortless capturing ability, real optics, and a premium design – so you can take professional-quality photos from a device that you can also use as your primary mobile phone.
Featuring a new retracting lens technology which provides a 10x optical zoom in a remarkably slim and chic body, the Galaxy K zoom also has a 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for ultra-clear and detailed images. It’s great in low light conditions as it features Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) to reduce blur caused if you move whilst taking a shot, so you always get pictures and video in Full HD, even when zoomed-in and when you are in low light conditions. Plus, it has a Xenon Flash which provides a brighter light than LEDs to improve the quality of the image you take. The Galaxy K zoom also has a next-generation Pro Suggest mode which gives you 10 optimised filter settings and a Selfie Alarm so you can take timed selfies with no hassle.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung UK & Ireland said: “We’re excited to introduce the Samsung Galaxy K zoom to the UK market, giving our customers the convenience and connectivity of a Galaxy smartphone with a professional grade camera for a unique, all-in-one mobile experience. Perfect for taking incredible photos and sharing them quickly with your friends and family, the Galaxy K zoom will help our customers stay stylish and connected at all times, wherever they are.”
Note to Editors:
Samsung K zoom Product Specifications:
||Cat4, HSPA+ 42Mbps
||5-band HSPA+ 42Mbps
||4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280×720)
||Hexa core: 1.3GHz Quad-Core + 1.7GHz Dual-Core Processor
||Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
||Main(Rear): 20.7 Mega pixel 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical Zoom, OIS,
AF Assist LED
Sub(Front): 2.0 Mega pixel
|ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Continuous Shot: 3fps MAX with AF
Format: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF
SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/M), My Mode
||Recording & Playback: Full HD (1920×1080 /60p)
Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
||Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, OGG (Vorbis), FLAC
Format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
||SMART Mode(28): Auto, Pro Suggest, Program, Beauty face, Shot & more, Panorama, Virtual tour, Rich tone, Night, Continuous shot, Selfie alarm, Manual, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Waterfall, Animated photo, Sound & shot, Surround shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Fireworks, Light race
|AF/AE Separation, Object tracking, Studio, Smile/ Blink detection
|Ultra Power Saving Mode
|S Health Lite
|Google Mobile Services
||Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
||Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40,
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE
USB: USB 2.0
A-GPS + GLONASS
||Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
Internal Memory: 8GB
microSD slot: micro SDSC (up to 2GB guaranteed), micro SDHC (up to 32GB guaranteed), micro SDXC (up to 64GB guaranteed)
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files.
**User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.