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

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Patent might be a dead giveaway for the design of Samsung's 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.


source: PatentlyMobile via SamMobile
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