Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Camera Phone Or Smartphone Camera? [UPDATE]

[UPDATE 05.05.14] After zoom no price and date of purchase specified on the official presentation of the Galaxy K, Samsung has now submitted this information.Mid-May the Smartphone should come here in Germany in the trade. The MSRP of the manufacturer is located at 519 euros.

After numerous leaks, rumors and blurry photos the Galaxy was presented tonight zoom K from Samsung. Whether it’s a camera with integrated Smartphone or vice versa, will show only a test.Yet is the successor of the Galaxy S4 zoom became significantly thinner and revamp completely revised.

Was the S4 is named after the flagship Smartphone Galaxy S4 zoom, zoom is launched with the Galaxy K a new series. Hardware technology the Galaxy S5 and the K have also not much to do zoom. Only by the design, the South Koreans have taken over a lot of the S5.

In contrast to the previous one has zoom in the design of the K and more the feeling of having a Smartphone in hand as a camera. The handle is completely missing and the camera lens is embedded in the retracted almost completely into the housing. The back is, Galaxy S5 typically, golf ball look with soft-touch feeling. Also the colors of the two different devices are the same. Black, white and blue will be available.


A 4.8-inch super AMOLED display is located on the front panel. It has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The data here it is with the display of a Galaxy S3 equal to fruition.

The K zoom 5 is powered by an Exynos Hexa quad-core processor with 1.3 and 1.7 GHz. There are also 2 gigabytes of memory. The internal memory is very tight with 8 gigabytes. He can be but with micro-SD cards up to 64 gigabytes. You can connect the Smartphone camera over LTE, W-lan, GPS, USB 2.0, and NFC. The K is delivered KitKat zoom with androids latest operating system 4.4 aka. A TouchWiz interface by Samsung as well as an extra camera app with many setting options, which is every other Smartphone camera software in the shadow is installed.

The battery is 2. 430mAh large. There is certainly potential for improvement. The case measures 137 x 70.8 mm. Instead of the thinnest zoom, the K is 16.6 mm thin. Directly at the camera lens, it measures 20.2 mm. With 200 g, the device is relatively hard for a Smartphone, houses but also a whole lens.

The heart: The camera

The heart piece of the Smartphone is of course the 20.7-megapixel camera on the back. The K has a 1/2.3 inch BSI CMOS sensor zoom. The aperture range from f3. 1 to f6. 3. The lens offers a ten times optical zoom and an optical image stabilizer.

In the darkness, the image is brightened by a Xenon Flash, sits at the top of the case, if you hold the device as a camera. Resolves the front camera with 2 mega pixels.

Of course, even videos can be rotate with the camera. With a full HD, resolution (1920 x 1080 p) and 60 frames per second can be filmed.


What is it now? A camera or Smartphone? That depends on which side you look at the good piece. First no difference to a different Smartphone is facing the display. Other way around could be looking only at the side of the camera by an ordinary compact camera. Only a real test show how good the quality of the photo and how handy the camera, without still operate the handle, can.