SAMSUNG HAS STARTED taking pre-orders for its Galaxy K Zoom smartphone, which is set to start shipping on 29 May.
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is priced the same as its Galaxy S4 Zoom predecessor, with Samsung asking punters to cough up £400 for the handset. The phone is available to order in black, white and blue, although the latter option, for some unknown reason, won't start shipping until 13 June.
As highlighted by Sammobile, users can get a 10 percent discount by entering the code NPR-14G-QKY-WSZ at checkout.
The Galaxy K Zoom is, again like its predecessor, all about its camera. Improving on last year's model, there's a 20.7MP BSI CMOS sensor on the smartphone, complete with 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash and optical image stablisation. The firm is clearly looking to challenge the Nokia Lumia 1020, as there are also over 28 shooting modes and a redesigned camera interface, similar to that on the Galaxy S5.
Beyond its camera, the Galaxy K Zoom touts a 4.8in HD 720p screen powered by a hexa-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system.
The Galaxy K Zoom comes with 8GB of internal storage, perhaps not very impressive for a smartphone centered around taking pictures, although this can be expanded to 64GB via microSD card. There's also 50GB of free Dropbox cloud storage included.
There's also a 2MP front-facing camera, 4G support, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2,340mAh battery. It's a rather chunky device too, measuring 16.6mm thick and tipping the scales at 200g. µ
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