Samsung has announced its new Android-powered camera/smartphone combo, the Galaxy K Zoom, which packs a 20MP camera and a beefy optical zoom.
The rear camera is powered by a 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, with its 10x optical zoom offering a 24-240mm (35mm equiv) focal range across a rather sluggish f3.1 – 6.3 aperture, backed by optical image stabilisation (OIS).
There’s a Xenon flash plus an auto focus assist LED onboard, with the Galaxy K supporting an ISO range of 100 – 3200, and continuous shooting speeds up to a modest 3fps.
HD video can be rattled off at 1920x1080p at 60fps, but there’s no 4K video recording capabilities (not that we’re sure many people are going to be missing that feature for a couple of years yet).
For those all-important selfies and video chats, there’s a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Looking at the smartphone part of the K, the display takes the form of a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720p HD Super AMOLED screen.
Purring along on Android 4.4 KitKat, inside there’s a hexa-core processor made up of 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and 1.7GHz dual-core processor, backed by 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot adding a maximum of 64GB extra storage.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, NFC and 4G LTE, all powered by a 2430mAh battery.
UK availability and pricing is set to be announced in “due course.”
Here’s an early ‘hands on’ video, with a spec rundown below: