As soon as the K Zoom was unveiled I knew that people will want to know how much it costs. After all, that is one of the most common questions people ask about the device before weighing up whether or not to order it. So, I quickly hunted around the web to see what information I could find. As I mentioned in the post, there was no clear-cut answer, however, I did manage to find some useful guesses from usually reliable sources.
The number we came up with towards the end of last month was 499 British pounds. In the end, it was not a bad assumption, but the official price comes in a bit lower at 519 Euros. That is great news for people who are interested in buying this new smartphone that is fantastic at taking photos. A significant part of the first estimate was hoping that Samsung would give it a price that was lower than the Galaxy S5 because people will always choose a flagship over this.
However, given how high the Z Zoom’s specs were, we knew it was not going to be cheap and it could have been at the same cost if not greater than the 2014 Sammy flagship S5. That means that we have a great device that potentially could have had some money shaved off the price by the South Korean company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul just to guarantee people are buying it. It is not uncommon where it is the other way around with people wondering why the product is so expensive, even though it has not brought anything particularly new to the table. A lot of the time the price is not justified. The companies just put prices, according to what they expect people will pay.
Much like the Tab S that was revealed yesterday and the Galaxy S5, the K Zoom will have a perforated pattern over the body everywhere but on the glass display. If you are an aficionado of that look then that will make you happy to know. I think it is good Sammy went with something different because there is only so much you can do to a small smartphone every year.
Anyway, if you want to read extra about this device it has a 4.8-inch display (same as the rumored iPhone 6), a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels along with a 306 ppi. Rounding off the display specs is nothing but the best Super AMOLED technology embedded in the screen. The main focal point here is the 20.7 megapixel camera that has a LED and Xenon flash. The aperture size is F3.1-F6.3 and the focal length is 24-240 mm. Now, the obvious feature when looking at this handset is the Optical zoom and it has an absolute bevy of features including BSI, CMOS image sensor, AF assist beam, HDR, macro mode, optical image stabilization and exposure compensation. There is also a list of the more common features including the face detection, autofocus, Geo tagging, night mode, self timer and more.
I can also tell you that for all countries operating on the Euro the release date is mid-May of 2014.