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Samsung’s New Galaxy K Zoom is the Best Smartphone for Selfies Ever

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

“This is a phone. With cool camera stuff.” That’s how Samsung’s Philip Berne describes the Galaxy K zoom (“K is for camera… if you’re German”), the company’s latest attempt to figure out how to fully marry an excellent smartphone with an excellent camera. It’s a technological achievement, with a retractable 10x zoom lens and 20.7-megapixel sensor crammed into the body of a smartphone. A thick, heavy smartphone more than twice as thick (20.2 mm) as the new Galaxy S5, but a smartphone nonetheless. And in addition to the camera hardware, the K zoom comes with a 4.8-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display, a hexa-core processor, and Android 4.4 plus all of Google’s trappings. And it makes phone calls — this isn’t just a camera that connects to the internet like the Galaxy Camera, Samsung says.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.