Samsung announces 20.7-megapixel Galaxy K zoom

Posted Apr 30, 2014

Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics has announced the new Galaxy K zoom. The Galaxy K zoom has a camera with 20.7 megapixels and has a special alarm for taking timed selfies. The Galaxy K zoom is a hybrid device where it combines an Android smartphone with the bigger lens of a point-and-shoot camera. The camera has a 10x optical zoom in the back and a a 20.7 megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor to enhance low-light pictures.

The Galaxy K zoom has auto focus functions, filter settings, and object tracking. The front-facing camera is 2-megapixels. Video can be recorded at a 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution at 60p. The Galaxy K looks similar to the Galaxy S5 and has a smaller display at 4.8-inches with pixel resolution at only 1280 x 720. The phone does not have a fingerprint sensor as found in the S5, but it does have the same ?Ultra Power Saving Mode? to prolong battery life.

The Galaxy K zoom has a “hexacore” chip that uses both 1.3 GHz quad-core and 1.7 GHz dual-core processors. The Galaxy K zoom has 2GB of RAM, 8GB of memory, and microSD slot for more storage.

Samsung did not announce the timing or the price of the Galaxy K yet.