Samsung Shows Off Zoom Camera-Smartphone Combo
Published on: 29th Apr 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Samsung has shown off a new smartphone that is much closer to a fusion of digital camera with smartphone capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom is part of the company's range of smartphones with dedicated zoom lens and more professional optics.
The Galaxy K zoom is equipped with new retracting lens technology that provides 10x optical zoom, along with a 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Samsung says that it excels in low light conditions, and provides Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) to reduce blur caused by movement.
In addition, the device's Xenon Flash provides a brighter light than LEDs to improve the quality of the image with natural brilliance.
The new device also integrates camera usability features and functions, including AF/AE Separation (/Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation) for balance of light and clarity, next-generation Pro Suggest mode which offers 5 filter settings, Selfie Alarm that allows users to take timed selfies, and object tracking for a clear, focused shot of a moving subject.
Additionally, the Galaxy K zoom offers all the features that consumers want in a flagship Galaxy smartphone, such as Ultra Power Saving Mode for minimizing the battery consumption, S Health Lite for personalized fitness and lifestyle coaching, and a Studio app to allow users to easily edit their pictures and videos.
Release dates and pricing is still to be confirmed though.