The quirky Samsung Galaxy K Zoom smartphone goes on sale in the Uk tomorrow, 31 May, priced at £400.
The K Zoom has a 20.7-megapixel camera with a 10x optical zoom lens on the back, and a 4.8-inch 720p HD screen on the back, making this an Android KitKat smartphone, but one which can take photos to rival any point-and-shoot digital camera.
Replacing the year-old Galaxy S4 Zoom, the 4G-ready K Zoom is priced around £100 less than the flagship Galaxy S5, which has a slightly larger screen but lacks any form of optical zoom on its 16-megapixel camera.
Jumping on the selfie bandwagon, the K Zoom can take self portraits with its rear camera by recognising when your face is correctly screen before automatically taking the picture.
The Galaxy K Zoom has just 4GB of internal storage, but thankfully this can be increased by a microSD card slot. The phone/camera hybrid is available in black, white and blue.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung UK & Ireland said: “We’re excited to introduce the Samsung Galaxy K zoom to the UK market, giving our customers the convenience and connectivity of a Galaxy smartphone with a professional grade camera for a unique, all-in-one mobile experience. Perfect for taking incredible photos and sharing them quickly with your friends and family, the Galaxy K zoom will help our customers stay stylish and connected at all times, wherever they are.”