Samsung Galaxy S5's camera-variant, the Galaxy K zoom
, is all set to enter the Indian market. Amazon India has confirmed the launch via a teaser image on its website and has also revealed that the handset will be exclusive to it.
The Amazon India teaser image shows a 'coming soon' tagline for the Samsung Galaxy K zoom with no word on the release date. Notably, the online retailer is also running a Galaxy K zoom contest for consumers that will end on July 13, which tips that the Galaxy K Zoom might see the light of the day in mid-July. The news broke out with a tweet from Amazon India about the new camera-focused handset.
Initially announced in April, the Galaxy K zoom is the second camera specialised-smartphone from the company, the first being the Galaxy S4 Zoom.
The Galaxy K zoom sports a 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor at the back accompanied by a Xenon flash and also features optical image stabilizer (OIS) for low-light imaging. The rear camera supports 10x optical zoom. The rear camera comes with some advanced camera usability features and functions, including AF/AE Separation (/Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation); Pro Suggest mode that offers 5 optimized filter settings, Selfie Alarm offers users to take timed selfies. The Galaxy K zoon also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
When compared to the Galaxy S4 Zoom (Review | Pictures) that came with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, the Galaxy K zoom features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD (720x1280 pixels) display.
The Galaxy K zoom runs Android 4.4 KitKat, much like Samsung's 2014 flagship Galaxy S5 (Review | Pictures). Other specifications include a hexa-core processor (a quad-core 1.3GHz and a dual-core 1.7GHz), 2GB of RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB), and a 2430mAh battery. The Galaxy K zoom will be available in two variants - LTE and 3G - while other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB and NFC.
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