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    News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    Photo-centric offering also boasts 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and OIS.
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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    It looks good as long as it doesn't cost more than an s5. If I remember correctly though the last one was rather laggy, so i'd wait to read some reviews before rushing out to get one.

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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    I imagine that the new Touchwiz would be a big step up. I'd be with one in a flash if it really was a decent compromise
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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    Awesome except for a few niggling issues like small battery, 720p lcd and possible high price

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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Neostar View Post
    Awesome except for a few niggling issues like small battery, 720p lcd and possible high price
    Battery capacity and pricing would worry me too. But what would worry me more than a "mere" 720p screen is...
    and a full range of Samsung bloatware.
    a full 1080HD screen would have been nice on this device, but on the other hand it's maybe also going to be a source of extra battery drain, while not really offering much in the way of tangible advantages (bragging rights don't count). The usual quota of Samsung "value add" would worry me more - based on my current Samsung devices.

    Galaxy K looks like a nice device. Particularly like that it's got a sensible screen size of <5" and decent storage. Got to wonder though whether the sensor that they could squeeze into that phone would suffer from noise or similar image problems. I await the first review...

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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Battery capacity and pricing would worry me too. But what would worry me more than a "mere" 720p screen is...

    a full 1080HD screen would have been nice on this device, but on the other hand it's maybe also going to be a source of extra battery drain, while not really offering much in the way of tangible advantages (bragging rights don't count). The usual quota of Samsung "value add" would worry me more - based on my current Samsung devices.

    Galaxy K looks like a nice device. Particularly like that it's got a sensible screen size of <5" and decent storage. Got to wonder though whether the sensor that they could squeeze into that phone would suffer from noise or similar image problems. I await the first review...
    I think the S5 and so on have a great deal less bloatware, the S4 and Note3 (which I have) are far worse
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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    That's actually beginning to look like you might be able to use it as a phone rather than having a phone hanging off your camera.

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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    60fps video recording would be sweet. I heard that Xperia Z2 would come with 4k recording - yeah, I know most of you wouldn't have any use for it but it's great when editing videos, then you can render it in 1080p just to fit in more common screens.

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    Re: News - The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (10x) smartphone is launched

    Quote Originally Posted by YoloSwag View Post
    60fps video recording would be sweet. I heard that Xperia Z2 would come with 4k recording - yeah, I know most of you wouldn't have any use for it but it's great when editing videos, then you can render it in 1080p just to fit in more common screens.
    Good point - quite like the Z2. Although, according to the Android Central podcast, it's been delayed in the UK. 20MPix sensor if I remember rightly, so I guess you can afford to use digital zoom and still get something that doesn't look utterly rubbish.

    Actually, I'm going to give some kudos to Samsung for being able to get an optical zoom (especially a 10x) in something that still looks like a phone. Now if THEY can do it, how about Sony being able to do it - a "Cybershot" phone is still something that'd interest me.

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