Samsung on Tuesday announced its latest member of the Galaxy family of devices, introducing the 20.7-megapixel Galaxy K zoom. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the camera-centric unit features a hexa-core processor, 4.8-inch 720p display, 2GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. Indeed, all of the familiar smartphone features are present, including 4G LTE connectivity, microSD, and NFC.

The main draw for the Galaxy K zoom, however, is the 20.7-megapixel rear camera with 10x optical zoom. Details here include a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, 24-240mm lens (up to f/3.1), 1080p video up to 60 frames per second, and slow-motion video. All of the shooting modes found in the Galaxy S5 are present, as are a number of new features.

AF/AE Separation (Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation) for the precise balance of light and clarity, next-generation Pro Suggest mode which offers 5 optimized filter settings, Selfie Alarm that allows users to take timed selfies with ease, and object tracing for a clear, focused shot of a moving subject.

The Galaxy K zoom will be offered in the same black, white, and blue dimple finishes as the Galaxy S5; pricing and availability is not clear.


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