Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Hands-On

Earlier today Samsung introduced the Galaxy K Zoom – a smartphone with some advanced photographic capabilities including a 20 megapixel sensor and 10X optical zoom lens.

The new Galaxy K Zoom – 10X zoom with 6 core processors


The Galaxy K Zoom is the successor to the Galaxy S4 Zoom released last year. Samsung wanted to avoid the comparison to the Galaxy S5 so it changed the naming of this model. Despite having a far less impressive specs than the flagship S5 as well as double the thickness it is still thinner than the previous Galaxy S4 Zoom/

British magazine T3 team had a chance to play with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and produce this short hands-on video you see above.

Galaxy K Zoom – long but not fast – 10X lens


Main specs for the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom:

  • Processors: Quad-core 1.3GHz, Dual-core 1.7GHz.
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat.
  • RAM: 2GB,
  • Storage: 8GB built in with microSD.
  • LCD: 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD Display 720×1280 pixels.
  • Cameras: Main 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor,Xenon Flash and a 2-megapixel Front Camera.
  • Lens: 10x optical zoom with 24-240mm (equivalent in 35mm) and f3.1-6.3.
  • Connectivity: LTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, NFC.
  • weight: 200 grams.
  • Battery: 2430mAh.
  • Availability  and Price: Samsung hadn’t shared pricing, but said the availability will start with the Asian markets first. Its unknown if the Galaxy K Zoom will be released in the U.S. at this point.

You can check out many more smartphone-related photography videos here on LensVid.

The Galaxy K Zoom with the lens closed and open

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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