Samsung finally introduces us to the all-new Galaxy K Zoom

Meet Samsung's latest 'Camera-Specialized Smartphone'.

Meet Samsung’s latest ‘Camera-Specialized Smartphone’.

Over the course of the past few weeks, we’ve seen an awful lot of speculation and leaked images of the Galaxy K Zoom, but this afternoon Samsung put paid to that by finally unveiling the handset. It’s clear that the device is a successor to the South Korean company’s first camera/smartphone hybrid, the S4 Zoom, which launched in the summer of 2013, but sadly as you can see from the render above, it doesn’t look any prettier at all.

Beastly looks aside, the Galaxy K Zoom boasts a whopping 20.7-megapixel camera. It’s got a CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom and a dual-panel xenon flash. Samsung has also redesigned its stock camera application exclusively for this new Zoom, so users will have the facility to alter the settings in order to take ‘professional grade’ photographs.

The handset features a 10x optical zoom, which is pretty nifty.

The handset features a 10x optical zoom, which is pretty nifty.

Unfortunately, the handset isn’t that impressive when it comes down to specifications. It packs a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, an Exynos 5 Hexa System-on-Chip with six CPU cores, a Mali-T624 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal flash memory (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 2,430mAh removable battery.

The Galaxy K Zoom ships running Android 4,4 KitKat, skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, which means it comes with a whole host of unique features on board, including S-Health, Ultra Power Saving Mode,ChatON, Group Play, Best Photo, Sound & Shot, and lots more.

At this precise moment in time, we have no news with regards to pricing and availability, but all will be revealed when this information becomes available — so be sure to check back soon.

 

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