New Galaxy K pics show full-fledged optical zoom lens

April 23, 2014
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Samsung’s Galaxy K “phone” has allegedly been spotted again, optical zoom intact. We’ve heard rumors recently that Samsung would pack an optical zoom lens into the new device, but we were unclear on the final form factor Samsung would choose. These pics, if real, provide the first glimpse at exactly what we can expect from the newest Galaxy device.


As Samsung has done in the past, the Galaxy K form factor is more camera than phone. It’s a lot bulkier than many modern smartphones, reminding us of another failed phone/camera project from Samsung. In addition to the 10x zoom, the phone is said to have a host of specs that we wish were on a regular smartphone.

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A 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display belies a six-core Exynos 5 Hexa SoC, while 2GB RAM provides support. The 10x optical zoom will also sport a 20 megapixel camera and Xenon flash. A 2MP front facing cam is also included, along with Android 4.4.2 and TouchWiz, of course.

While it gives us twinges of the Galaxy Camera from Samsung, it has slimmed that form factor down a touch. Still, we can’t think of a reason we’d like to carry this around daily, and it’s likely far too expensive for casual photographers. There is no official release date for this one, but it could make an appearance April 29th at Samsung's "Kapture the Moment" event.

Source: Tieba (Baidu)

Via: Phone Arena


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  • Christopher Robert

    Looks good might be worth picking up to replace my phone.

    • Joe J

      I’m in the same boat as you. Everyone that has the s4 zoom loves it besides its huge bulk. This is tempting to even replace my flagship phones the htc one and lg g2. Very tempted

  • http://www.martian-imperium.com/ Lokifish Marz

    I can think of a reason or four. Combined and equivalent phone and camera will probably cost more, definitely weigh more and most assuredly take up more pocket space. Forget your camera and your phone better have a +100 megapixel built in camera to compete if you need to zoom in to 10x.

    For example, the previous S4 Zoom kills a Lumia 1020 at 10x zoom. Even a Nikon D800 would have issues if the same cropping was applied.

    Does it have it’s drawbacks? Yes, it’s not an octa-core monster phone with 3GB of RAM and 4K display.