In bad news for owners of the Galaxy K zoom, the handset will not be receiving an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the future. This info comes straight from the Samsung UK twitter page, with no explanation as to why.
Speculations suggest the software of the Samsung Galaxy K zoom may be outdated and unable to support the latest version of the OS. It has an older 1.7GHz hexa-core Exynos 5 processor and currently runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The smartphone was released just last year, which makes the end of upgrades a bit surprising given it’s one of the company’s higher-end models.
Software aside, the Galaxy K zoom is still a good bet for photography enthusiasts. Its main USP is its combination of a digital point-and-shoot with the accessibility of a mid-range phone. Its 20.7MP rear camera has a resolution of 5248 x 3936 pixels with auto/manual focus, Xenon and LED flash, optical image stabilization and 10x optical zoom. It also records 1080p video at 60fps.
The Samsung device is powered by a 2430mAh battery and has a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the memory front, it contains 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, expandable up to 64GB via microSD. Video calls and selfies can be taken through its 2MP front snapper. The total package weighs 200g and has dimensions of 137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6mm.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy K zoom at a glance:
– Display: 4.8-inch, 720 x 1280p
– OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
– CPU: 1.7GHz hexa-core Samsung Exynos 5
– Camera: 20.7MP rear, 2MP front
– Storage: 8GB internal, expandable till 64GB
– Battery: 2430mAh
– RAM: 2GB
– Weight: 200g
– Size: 137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6mm
– Connectivity: 4G, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0
@ahmetgngr13 We don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, but the Galaxy Zoom will not be receiving the Lollipop update.
— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) August 2, 2015
It’s possible there is a successor to the Samsung Galaxy K zoom on the horizon. It makes sense to phase out updates for the older model to make way for a new one. We’ll keep you posted on any future developments.