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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Galaxy K zoom
  • 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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12 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

5. breathlesstao unregistered

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

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

3. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 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...

4. gigaraga

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.

7. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

i think they do the same with galaxy w.

6. imej88 unregistered

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

9. hassoups

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?

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...

8. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

12. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

What, Samsung phone being sold by LG???

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