Earlier this year the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a Samsung design patent for what appears to be a revised Galaxy K Zoom smartphone. The design sports cleaner lines, has a headphone jack top center and may have altered the camera flash placement into the zoom lens encasement.
Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. We can look at the design and appreciate it for what it projects, but we'll never discover which materials may be used to construct the design. We'll never know what unique internal components may be hidden within the device or learn about any unique features that we could look forward to. All we get is the simple visual of what could be coming down the pipeline.
In today's case, is the hole in the zoom lens encasement shown in patent FIG. 1 a tiny flash or is it for something else? We can't definitively say because design patents don't reveal specific aspects of the design to the public.
The new design patent from Samsung shows a revised or updated Galaxy K Zoom with nice clean lines. Will we see this design emerge later this year? Only time will tell.
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