Samsung renames the Galaxy K zoom before launching it in Korea, calls it Galaxy Zoom2
posted by Florin T. / Jun 11, 2014, 11:24 PM
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)
- Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2430 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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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 Jun 11, 2014, 11:30 PM 2
Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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 Jun 12, 2014, 12:17 AM 4
Samsung, please stop confusing people with your ever-changing names!
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 12:38 AM 0
Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 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 Jun 12, 2014, 1:19 AM 4
Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012
huhh!!.. scared of running out of alphabets, samsung ??
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 12:54 AM 5
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