Samsung Galaxy K Zoom announced with compact 10x optical zoom and 20.7MP camera with OIS


Samsung has finally confirmed the existance of a successor to the previous smartphone and camera combo, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom with the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. Utilizing the Samsung Galaxy S5 perforated casing design and a dedicated camera shutter button, the new Galaxy K Zoom incorporates a 10x optical zoom with a huge 20.7MP camera sensor. Thankfully, this time around the Galaxy K Zoom looks more like an ultra-compact point-and-shoot camera making it alot easier to carry around than the previous Galaxy S4 Zoom. Confirming many of the earlier rumoured features, tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy K zoom include:

  • 1.7GHz hexa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor (1.7GHz dual-core Cortex A15 + 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB storage + up to 64GB microSD (SDSC, SDHC, SDXC)
  • 4.8-inch display (720 x 1280, 306ppi)
  • 20.7MP rear camera (BSI CMOS, 1/2.3", F3.1 at 1x zoom ~ F6.3 at 10x zoom, 10x Optical zoom, OIS, Xenon flash + AF Assist LED light) 
  • Supports 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, NFC, A-GPS + GLONASS
  • 137.5 X 70.8 X 16.6(20.2)mm | 200g
  • 2430mAh
  • Android 4.4 KitKat


  • Camera tech specs
  • ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • 3fps MAX with AF Continuous Shot
  • JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF formats
  • Xenon Flash, SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/M),  My Mode
  • Full HD (1920x1080 /60p) video recording (H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8 codecs | MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM formats)
  • 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
  • Features AF/AE Separation, Object tracking, Studio, Smile/ Blink detection, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Kids mode, S Health Lite


Camera features for the Galaxy K Zoom includes a Selfie Alarm for timed selfies along with AF / AE separation which offers better automatic light exposure and clarity. With all these battery sapping features (4.8-inch screen, 20.7MP camera sensor, 10x optical zoom, etc.) we're thinking that the 2430 mAh battery seems a bit inadequate but Samsung could have done some major optimization to get around that. So far, there are still no details on pricing or Malaysia release dates but we expect that it should arrive in Malaysia after May 2014, probably in June 2014 to stay within Q2. Check out a tech spec comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and samsung Galaxy K Zoom with our Compare tool or check out the video below:

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

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