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Samsung renames the Galaxy K zoom before launching it in Korea, calls it Galaxy Zoom2

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Samsung renames the Galaxy K zoom before launching it in Korea, calls it Galaxy Zoom2

The Galaxy K zoom was announced in April as the successor to last year’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, and is currently available to buy only in a few markets. Starting this Friday, the device will be released in South Korea, and the interesting part is that it won’t be called Galaxy K zoom, but Galaxy Zoom2. We don’t know why Samsung chose to rename the handset, but this seems to be a Korea-only thing anyway. 

The Samsung Galaxy Zoom2 will be sold only via the third-largest South Korean mobile carrier (LG U+), for 693,000 KRW. While that means around $680, we’re hoping that the price of the K zoom won’t be this high when it launches in the US.

The K zoom / Zoom2 offers a large 20.7MP rear camera with 10x optical zoom and Xenon flash, being a rarity in the smartphone world. The device also features a 4.8-inch 720p display, LTE, a hexa-core Exynos 5260 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal memory, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

source: Samsung Tomorrow (translated)

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posted on 11 Jun 2014, 23:30 2

1. maherk (Posts: 3364; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

It was a strange move to not name it Zoom 2 in the first place. Still a much better device than its predecessor, more compact, and improves in every single spec found on the original Zoom. What I would love is for Samsung to offer the Pro Sugget app in their Store, if not then i hope someone will get it ported to the S5.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 00:21 1

5. breathlesstao (Posts: 80; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)

I agree, I've been wondering where the heck did K Zoom came from anyway, why not S5 Zoom, similarly to the previous one...

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 23:34 1

2. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

Hopefully it will be called Zoom 2 and not Zoom2. Because that kind of stuff bothers me...

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 23:39

3. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 230; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

It looks like big, landline, cordless telephone...BUT hey, the more designs produced by SAMSUNG, LG, MOTOROLA, HTC, & Sony the better...helps to lower prices and forces innovation...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 00:17 4

4. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Samsung renamed it Samsung Galaxy Zoom 2 because in Korea there is already a handset called Galaxy 'K', which was similar to the Galaxy S back in 2010 (had a 3.7" screen instead), and that they didn't want to confuse the consumers. That's why it isn't called the Galaxy K Zoom in Korea. But outside Korea, there isn't a Galaxy K so it can be called 'K Zoom' with no worries.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 00:39

7. redmd (Posts: 1223; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

i think they do the same with galaxy w.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 00:38

6. imej88 (unregistered)

Samsung, please stop confusing people with your ever-changing names!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 01:19 4

9. hassoups (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

K zoom changed to zoom 2.. I'm so confused.. Where am i?? What is this? What is the purpose of life?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 01:42

11. imej88 (unregistered)

@hassoups I am not applying only to K zoom. Their tablets and some of the smartphones' names are misleading too. Just my opinion. Why so serious?lol...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 00:54 5

8. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

huhh!!.. scared of running out of alphabets, samsung ??

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 01:35 1

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

There is no need for them to be scared...
They have numbers to deal with...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 11:39

12. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

What, Samsung phone being sold by LG???

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