Samsung design patent reveals the design of a probable Galaxy K Zoom successor

Samsung design patent reveals the design of a probable Galaxy K Zoom successor
Samsung's Galaxy K Zoom is the company most recent device that strives to build a bridge between smartphones and compact point-and-shoot cameras. 

Let us refresh your memory a bit - this 2014 Samsung smartphone paired a 4.8" AMOLED display, a hexa-core Exynos chipset, and 2GB of RAM with a 20.7MP camera that boasted  xenon flash, a large 1/2.3" sensor, 10x optical zoom, and a slew of other features that made photography lovers somewhat squeal with pure pleasure.

But Samsung might be prepping a new cameraphone like the Galaxy K Zoom, probably its successor. If we judge by the patent images accompanying one of Samsung's recently acquired patents with the USPTO, the South Korea corporation might be prepping such a device indeed.

These images treat us to a purported new design for the device and show a smartphone with a ginormous snapper at its back, which looks like something you'd normally find on a mid-range point-and-shoot camera.

The design that Samsung patented looks bolder, cleaner, and more streamlined than the K Zoom. The patent images don't reveal where the flash will end up being situated, though it's speculated that a round cutout on the camera module might be a intended for a flash or something else (a laser-guided auto-focus, anyone?).

Of course, a design patent doesn't necessarily mean that the manufacturer will release such a device. We are eager about the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at the moment, but a new camera-centric Samsung device is fueling our anticipation as well.


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Galaxy K zoom
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2430 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It's good to have options

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

pretty much the android version of the lumia series

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Bring it on ! 1" sensor please !!!

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Give K zoom a kickass camera and it'll up there between s6 and note 4.

5. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

S5 WITH 1INCH SENSOR AND 24X ZOOM WOULD BE GREAT

6. LessThanDoug

Posts: 54; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

"ginormous snapper at its back". Really? Ginormous? Your definition of what a "snapper" is must be totally different than mine. I don't count anything but the camera module as the snapper. Anyway, the "ginormous" snapper looks like its the same size as what's already on the K Zoom, and the only reason that even looks big is because of everything related to the optical zoom.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just make the Len interchangeable with a standard mount, that would make it into a semi-pro camera plus phone.

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