Samsung Unveils the Galaxy K Zoom
Samsung today announced the Galaxy K zoom, a point-and-shoot camera / smartphone combination that includes a 20.7-megapixel sensor in a device with a 4.8-inch screen. It's a follow-up to last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom, which was sold by AT&T. The K zoom's camera uses a backside illuminated CMOS chip with 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and a xenon flash. Some of the software features include a Selfie Alarm for timing self portraits, object tracking for sharp focus, and Pro Suggest mode with several different filters. The camera includes the standard gamut of Samsung shooting modes, such as Shot & More, Beauty Face, and HDR. The Galaxy K zoom has a 720p HD display and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The device is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz and dual-core 1.7GHz processor array with 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and support for memory cards up to 64GB. The phone supports a wide number of LTE and HSPA+ bands, and also offers dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, GPS, and NFC. It offers Kid Mode, Samsung's Ultra Power Savings mode, and S Health Lite for those who like to track their daily activity. The Samsung Galaxy K zoom will launch in the U.K. later this quarter. Pricing and U.S. availability were not disclosed.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Boasts Tougher, Less-Refined Design
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the S8 that will initially be sold by AT&T. The phone does away with the attractive, curved design of the S8 in favor of a more rugged metal frame with bumpers that are able to withstand drops up to 5 feet.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
Asus Says Zenfone Zoom to Reach US In February
Asus today announced plans to bring the Zenfone Zoom to the U.S. The Zoom was first announced a full year ago at CES 2015.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.