Design patent possibly shows follow-up to Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is the Korean tech giant’s cross between smartphones and compact point-and-shoot cameras. A newly uncovered design patent suggests that Samsung is working on the device’s follow-up.

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If you’re unfamiliar with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, the device sports a 4.8-inch AMOLED screen, a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera (with xenon flash, a large 1/2.3-inch sensor, 10x optical zoom, and a number of photography-enhancing features), an Exynos hexa-core processor, and 2 GB of RAM.

Going the back to the patent, it was spotted by PatentlyMobile (shown above). As you can see, the device in the patent images sports a massive rear-facing camera, suggesting that this is the successor of the Galaxy K Zoom.

So what’s the difference between the new and the old? The new design looks cleaner and more streamlined compared to its predecessor. The images don’t seem to reveal where the flash will be located, but it’s speculated that a round cutout on the camera module (1st image) may be for the flash or maybe for something else.

Note that not all patent see the light of day. So, there’s a possibility that this design is never seen in the market.

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