The camera-variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 went up for pre-order in India on July 2. Amazon India has also announced some of the launch offers for the first 1,000 customers buying the Galaxy K zoom, which will get Rs. 6,000 worth of offers. These offers include free Samsung Pop out case; Sandisk 32GB microSD card; six free movie tickets; Rs. 1,000 value off coupon on purchase of select handbags on Amazon India; Rs. 1,000 value off coupon on purchase of select watches.
Ahead of the Galaxy K zoom's official unveiling, the Internet retailer was teasing the Galaxy K zoom India launch. Initially announced in April, the Galaxy K zoom is the second camera-specialised smartphone from the company, the first being the Galaxy S4 Zoom.
For those unaware, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom was launched in India on July 9 last year, the same day on which the Galaxy K zoom goes on sale in India this year. The Galaxy S4 Zoom (Review | Pictures) was launched at Rs. 29,900.
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 stabilisation (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 zoom also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
When compared to the Galaxy S4 Zoom 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 ( quad-core 1.3GHz and a dual-core 1.7GHz), 2GB of RAM, 8GB of 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.