Samsung Galaxy K Zoom UK pre-orders now open, but it’s not cheap

23 May 2014, 6:50 am EDT By Alexandra Burlacu Mobile & Apps

The camera-centric Samsung Galaxy K Zoom has officially gone up for pre-order, sporting a £400 price tag and a May 29 shipping date.

Last year, Samsung launched its Galaxy S4 flagship along with several spinoffs, including a Galaxy S4 Zoom that focused on offering a superior photography experience. This year, however, the company launched its latest Galaxy S5 flagship already boasting a high-end camera, prompting some to believe there would be no Galaxy S5 Zoom.

Nevertheless, Samsung did launch a camera-centric version of its flagship this year as well, albeit it dropped the "S5" moniker and launched the camera smartphone as the Galaxy K Zoom. The company failed to mention this handset's exact pricing details for different locations, but we now have a price for the UK, as the Galaxy K Zoom went on pre-order in the country.

Samsung UK has started taking Galaxy K Zoom pre-orders in its online store, listing a £400 price tag and a May 29 shipping date for the device. The smartphone is available in three color options - white, black, and blue.

As a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom sports a 4.8-inch display with a 720p resolution and packs a Samsung hexa-core processor consisting of a quad-core 1.3GHz chipset and a dual-core 1.7GHz processor. Others specs include 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage capacity, and a microSD card slot for additional memory.

As expected, the camera is the main attraction of the Galaxy K Zoom. Samsung packed a 20.7-megapixel rear shooter with a dedicated Xenon flash and 10x optical zoom, as well as a 2.1-megapixel front camera.

The Galaxy K Zoom comes with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and packs a large 2,430 mAh battery to keep things up and running. It definitely sports notable improvements over its predecessor, and the design is arguably better compared to the bulky Galaxy S4 Zoom. It remains to be seen, however, whether it will prove to be a relevant, necessary device.

If you're in the UK and are looking to purchase a Galaxy K Zoom camera smartphone, head over to Samsung UK's product page for the handset at this link and place your order.

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