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Samsung Galaxy K zoom to cost less than the Galaxy S5? European prices may start at €499

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Samsung Galaxy K zoom to cost less than the Galaxy S5? European prices may start at €499
Samsung announced its brand new Galaxy K zoom this morning, saying that it would start selling it in May. While the company didn’t provide details about the price of the K zoom, we’re all expecting it to be quite expensive. After all, that 20.7MP rear camera with 10x optical zoom can’t possibly come cheap. However, it looks like the new smartphone-camera hybrid will be cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy S5 flagship handset.

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy K zoom will be priced at €499 in the Netherlands. At the moment, an unlocked Galaxy S5 costs at least €600 there (and all over Europe, for that matter). 

So perhaps the K zoom will be sold for around $500 when it lands in the US - despite the fact that €499 means around $690 at today’s exchange rates.

Besides having a possibly great camera on the back, the Samsung Galaxy K zoom offers all the features that you’d expect from a good mid-range smartphone, including: a 4.8 inch 720p Super AMOLED display, LTE connectivity, hexa-core Exynos 5 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 2,430 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy K zoom will be available in three color versions: black, white, and blue. Is anyone looking forward to buying it?


source: SamMobile

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posted on 29 Apr 2014, 09:47 9

1. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Nice pics !!!!
1080p 60fps , NFC , ios.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/samsungcamera/14059407934/sizes/o/
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/14055774972_46d611eaf4_o.jpg
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2917/14059416724_fa72bbfe97_o.jpg
...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/samsungcamera/14059409764/in/photostream/

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 09:49 12

2. tech2 (Posts: 2037; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Excellent low light shots.......Look better then over-saturated colours Lumia produces.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 09:54 5

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Phonearena, 1020 vs K zoom as soon as possible.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:01 2

4. aksa123 (Posts: 200; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


LOL, a phone vs a camera...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:57 1

14. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Well the camera on K isn't any more spectacular than 1020. Of course the zoom makes a big difference when using that.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:29 2

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2125; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Yeah but it has better phone specs too.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:16

30. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


specs don't mean anything ! it's all about the user experience !

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:11 3

6. SIGPRO (Posts: 443; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


over-saturated colours........you know you can adjust that right!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:08 1

15. papss (unregistered)


You mean like ss does with their screens?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:34 1

17. tech2 (Posts: 2037; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yup. Its called amoled which is the same screen technology used by Lumia 1020. Now imagine over-saturated image on an over-saturated screen. Get the picture ? :)

Unlike SS Lumia don't have the feature to switch to Adobe RGB which produces THE most accurate screen (even better then LCDs):http://www.phonearena.com/news/UL-certifies-the-4.99-FHD-display-on-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S4_id43874

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:40

19. papss (unregistered)


Wait so are justifying your comment? Since when does my pics on my wife's 1020 stay on the phone? Lol okay.. also using PA as a screen reference? Why stop there...SS screen tech it not at all what I would consider the best.. isn't about my preferences or do you let others tell you what is better?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 14:19 2

24. tech2 (Posts: 2037; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'Wait so are justifying your comment?'

Weren't you the one who went off topic and took a sling at SS's screen tech on a camera article ? I was merely replying not justifying.

'Since when does my pics on my wife's 1020 stay on the phone? Lol okay.. '

Its upto you what you do with your wife's pic. You may enlarge it hang t above your bed or you may keep it in your wallet its upto you. But whenever you take ur picture through your smartphone your first reference point is from that phone's display on the basis of which you judge the picture and decide to share. Not to mention most people would want to view your wife's photo on their mobile. ;)

also using PA as a screen reference?
If you actually bothered to click on the link you'd realize its not PA's reference, PA merely reported the news. What if I give you displaymate's link would you believe that or you'll find a excuse to disregard that too ?

'Why stop there...SS screen tech it not at all what I would consider the best isn't about my preferences.'

Its YOUR opinion the experts beg to differ.http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm

do you let others tell you what is better?

No. That's why I bought my GS5 before any review came out. I went instore and fell in love with its gorgeous display.

'nuff said.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 14:54 1

25. papss (unregistered)


I'm not getting into your copy reply fest but my reply was to your jab at Lumia devices... Ss makes everything over saturated but you still jab at lumias.. Its pathetic that you need to justify your love of Ss by taking jabs at others. Glad you love your phone but a screen is only as good as preferences no matter what scientific bs that you try and feed everyone.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:29

31. SleepingOz (unregistered)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokias-first-quarter-phone-sales-slumped-30_id55641/comments/page/1

LMAO!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 21:23

28. Alex123 (Posts: 219; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


And have you owned a lumia phone? I can adjust colours as what i want on my Lumia 925. However, i have to say that the Galaxy K zoom looks much better than its previous predecessor. If the price is reasonable, i will get one too as i prefer android to wp

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:59 1

12. marlboro (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


nice "ios" LOL!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 13:34 2

23. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


ois I mean

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:53 2

21. Doakie (Posts: 1246; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I thought I wanted to trade in my Note 3 for the Galaxy K Zoom....

Now there's no doubt in my mind. If AT&T brings on the K Zoom. I'm getting one immediately!! I want this phone! 20 MP, 10x optical zoom, OIS and not crappy hardware... I'm sold! TAKE MY MONEY!!!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 13:33 1

22. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Note 3 user too here, keeping it but buying K Zoom.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 20:29

27. fireblade (Posts: 694; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Can't even touch the quality of Lumia 1020

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 13:12

32. TheGenius (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Mahn.!
These pics are brilliant.!
Much better than regular point and shoot cameras.!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:10 8

5. SIGPRO (Posts: 443; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Still a ugly phone!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:58 1

11. marlboro (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


we've got band aids therefore we will be having napkins too LMAO!!!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:40 6

18. Doakie (Posts: 1246; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Napkins? I don't get it. Dumb joke...

posted on 03 May 2014, 11:56

34. marlboro (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


ask your mother to spread her legs, there you will get what I mean...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:14 5

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The price really needs to be kept down. The camera, for most purposes, is markedly inferior to the Sony RX100 and other top quality small cameras. While the addition of Android warrants some price increase, not many people will pay for too much price increase. Otherwise they will just get a very good camera and a very nice phone instead of this combo.

If we get $499 in the US without contract, that is about right. $400-450 would be better as that is the range of the existing S4 Zoom.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:28 3

8. express77 (unregistered)


Not good but not bad either. Much better than s4 zoom.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:44

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Huh really thats common sense it is just a mid range phone with $150 level P&S camera optics.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:49 2

10. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


This phone is not a common mid-range phone. Exynos 5260 is much much better than Ssnapdragon S600 while the best mid-range phone now utilizing Quad-core Cortex A7 Snapdragon S400 The screen is RGB Super Smoled 720 with more than 300ppi- crisp enough.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:48

20. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


try to make this point and shoot make calls and do android !

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:41 3

13. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


thats the first step for future phones
a camera with f/3-6.6 24mm 4-44mm focal lenght and 10x Optical zoom 1/2.3" sensor Optical image stabilization , a full 16 seconds shutter speed for longer exposure pics. Variable aperature till f/18 .., all in a slim sexy device running android kitkat with hexcore CPU crisp 330ppi screen the Antutu scores for this CPU is high enough hitting 30,000 2GB ! PERFECT samsung

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 15:18

26. Totse2k15 (Posts: 249; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


"CONS
It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.65 inches inches)"

Lmfaolirl!!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:00

29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


PC Magazine says the US doesn't get the Galaxy K Zoom with the phone:

"The Galaxy K Zoom is coming out in May in several countries, but there are no U.S. release plans. This may be because Samsung's two previous connected cameras, the Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S4 Zoom, failed to sell many units through AT&T."

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 13:15

33. TheGenius (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Fukc pc magazine.
Who reads that anyway.?

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