Galaxy K zoom
Galaxy K zoom

Samsung has announced its smartphone-camera hybrid, the Galaxy K zoom, will be available in Australia for RRP $749.

Available in black or white, the Galaxy K zoom blends digital camera technology with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. It features has 10x optical zoom lens technology and the latest in Samsung mobile design.

Samsung Galaxy K zoom

“Australians love taking photographs and sharing their experiences online using their smartphones so we’re extremely excited to be able to deliver a product that meets the demands many of us have for a great mobile and photographic device,” said Craig Gillespie, business unit manager – digital imaging, Samsung Electronics Australia.

The Galaxy K zoom is also compatible with Samsung’s wearable devices including Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

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In other smartphone news, HTC have announced its mid-range smartphone, the HTC Desire 816 will be made available in Australia exclusively through Optus. From 2 June 2014, Optus customers can purchase the HTC Desire 816 outright for RRP $398 or on any Optus MyPlan.

“Our Desire range has always been popular with the mid-market segment and with the launch of the HTC Desire 816, we have delivered a smartphone with an unprecedented feature set and great price” said Ben Hodgson, country manager of HTC Australia and New Zealand.

HTC Desire 816 features dual-frontal speakers, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and BlinkFeed, which pulls news, events and social-networking updates onto the front homepage.


HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816