Mobile Phones: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Sep 26, 2022
Xiaomi might have been planning something interesting for its smartphone camera system. Reputable tipster Digital Chat Station found that the Chinese company has patented a DSLR-like camera zoom system for smartphones, which only uses a single camera on the rear.
Apr 20, 2016
According to a report, we may just get better images from Samsung smartphones real soon. While Samsung already chose to prioritise pixel size over megapixel count in their latest Galaxy S7 Edge, rumours suggest that they are taking the next step in creating better smartphone sensors for their upcoming flagships, perhaps even the upcoming Galaxy Note 6?
Jan 03, 2015
While ASUS are all set to make a whole bunch of announcements at CES 2015 on 5 January 2015, they've released a teaser trailer on what they could be unveiling. The video asks you to "SEE WHAT OTHERS CAN'T SEE" but what you should really be paying attention to are the dots and spaces in the video. This is actually morse code for "OPTICAL ZOOM", confirming rumours we've heard about an optical zoom capable, perhaps being called the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. A good example would be something like the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which retails for around RM1699 but if ASUS can push the price below RM1K, we're sure that the number of interested parties may increase. Hopefully, they'll also be able to make the telescoping zoom lens more compact but we'll find out more tech specs and features in the next few days. If you can't wait, do stand by here and watch their announcements for yourself. Check out the video and translate the morse code yourself below:
Sep 17, 2014
While Panasonic have officially stopped making Android smartphones, this hasn't stopped them from making a camera in an Android smartphone with the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1. Slim, thin and coming with a very thin telescoping zoom lens, the black and silver CM1 looks like a very flat digital camera. Other tech specs and features include a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 4.7-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD expansion slot, 4G LTE support, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, 2600 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. It measures in at 21.1mm thick and 204g while the 20MP camera sensor with f/2.8 Leica lens can record 4K video at 15fps. No specific Malaysia release dates or pricing, but the Lumix Smart Camera CM1 will be available in France around November 2014 for 899 euros (RM3748). It's closest competitior would probably be the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which is definitely a lot more affordable, but probably not as powerful in terms of features and tech specs.
Sep 02, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently showcased their Samsung Level premium audio product range at Pavilion KL during the recent National Day weekend. Various activities were carried out, including flash mob performances throughout the 29 August 2014 to 31 August 2014 showcase period. The flash mob performances by the Samsung Level Squad showed off the mobility of the various Samsung Level products which include the Samsung Level On, Level Over, Level In and Level Box. Other activities included giveaways, contests and live testing in the sound-proofed Silent Box. Check out the showcase in this article.
Aug 29, 2014
Starting from today on 29 August 2014 tp 31 August 2014, Samsung Malaysia will be holding a showcase at the main entrance of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur for their recently introduced Samsung Level range of premium mobile audio products. Various activities and functions are scheduled including the sound-proofed "Silent Box" where users can try out the Level Over, Level On and Level Box audio products for themselves. The P.I.C. or Partners In Crime female deejay duo will also be around to spin hand-picked tunes for a greater audio experience. The Samsung Level Squad will also hold special flash mob dance performances throughout the promotion period. In addition, the first 1000 consumers to take a selfie picture with any Samsung Level product at the showcase may win limited edition merchandise. Those who want to try should take their selfie image and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the #mySamsungLevel hashtag. Samsung Level buyers will also receive exclusive merchandise and freebies along with Zalora cash vouchers up to RM100. The Samsung Level Over will be priced at RM1399 while the Level On will be priced at RM699. The Level Box device will go for RM659.
Jul 23, 2014
U Mobile now offers the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom cameraphone from RM449 with it's now standard No upfront payment scheme. Originally retailing for RM1699 you can also get a free battery travel charger kit and Galaxy Life freebies with the deal. To qualify you will have to sign up for a 24-month contract under a U58, U99 or U Plus postpaid plan. As usual, the No upfront payment promotion comes with conditions, in this case you have to subscribe for the bundle of your choice with a credit card and activate Auto Debit. For more details check out the table and links in this article.
Jun 14, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently announced that the Galaxy K Zoom cameraphone is available in Malaysia for RM1699. Picking up from the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the new Galaxy K Zoom offers a more compact chassis and a telescoping 10x optical zoom along with a 20.7MP BSI CMOS sensor. Other tech specs and features include an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), Xenon Flash and a host of camera specific features. These features include AF/AE Separation (Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation), Pro Suggest mode and Selfie Alarm so you can take quality pictures regardless of the situation.
Apr 30, 2014
Apart from the recent Samsung Galaxy K Zoom announcement, Samsung also revealed the Samsung Level, which is a new series of premium mobile audio products designed for smartphones and tablets. The range consists of four products named Level Over, Level On, Level In and Level Box, which already gives hints to what each device is. The Level Over is a pair over-ear headphones featuring top-of-the-line HD organic sound, touch controls and wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Level On are a pair of headphones designed for a bit more mobility while Level In are a pair of in-ear earbuds utilizing a powerful three-way speaker. Level Box is a premium compact Bluetooth speaker with a passive radiater for crisp and balanced audio.
Apr 30, 2014
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
- Android 4.4 KitKat