Samsung's newest flagship phone-camera hybrid was just officially announced last night. The Galaxy K Zoom marries the concept of a powerful smartphone with an actual physical lens-equipped camera, capable of 10x Optical Zoom and more.

Here's a breakdown of the specs for the phone part of the device:
  • 4.8 inch 720p (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED Display
  • Hexa core processor (1.3GHz Quad-Core + 1.7GHz Dual-Core)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • A microSD slot for expanded storage
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 2,430 mAh battery
  • LTE, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Weighs 200 grams and is 16.6mm thick

Here's the breakdown of features and specs for the built-in lens and camera:
  • 10x optical zoom from its new retracting lens technology
  • 20.7MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • Optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Xenon Flash
  • Advanced features like the AF/AE separation (/Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation - which offers precise balance of light and clarity).
  • Pro Suggest mode gives you 5 optimized filter settings
  • Selfie Alarm allows you to take timed selfies
  • A total of 28 shooting modes.

Could this be the perfect device for shutterbugs who also want a great Samsung phone? The K Zoom device will go on sale in the Netherlands and other European countries on May 21 for 499 ($692). There is currently no word on pricing or availability in any other parts of the globe. If that changes we will keep you updated.

Source: Samsung Tomorow