Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Looks to Replace Your Digital Camera

I’ve known quite a few people who don’t care about the camera features most smartphones carry and would rather have both a dedicated smartphone and a dedicated camera. I can understand their point, but what happens when your smartphone camera rivals the quality of a digital camera? The Galaxy K Zoom is the latest smartphone that attempts to replicate the experience of using a real digital camera, including some real optical zoom.

According to what BGR has to say about it, the Galaxy K Zoom does a pretty good job. It’s bigger and bulkier than the Galaxy S5 smartphone and offers a lower resolution screen, but all of these shortcomings mean a terrific 20.7-megapixel camera that offers optical image stabilization, a xenon flash, and support for 1080p video capture at 60 fps. There’s also a retractable lens that offers actual 10x optical zoom.

Now let me tell you about the Selfie Alarm, because oh my god. The Selfie Alarm feature on the Galaxy K Zoom helps users take selfies, as you might expect from the name. Users can mark an area on the screen where they want their face to be in the selfie. Once the phone is turned around (it uses the 20-megapixel camera, remember), it will began beeping faster and faster as you line your face up with the spot you chose. Once your face is positioned in the area that you marked, the camera phone will automatically take your picture.

I don’t even have an opinion on this.

The rest of the specs on the 20.2mm thick camera phone are as follows: a Samsung Exynos hexa-core processor with a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset and a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 2430mAh battery, and 8GB or 16GB internal memory with a microSDXC support up to 64GB. Oh, and Android 4.4 KitKat. And don’t forget the Selfie Alarm.


The Galaxy K Zoom is coming to Asia and Europe next month, but there are currently no plans to bring it to the United States.

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