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You won’t realize how impressive the Galaxy K Zoom is until you see this picture

Galaxy K Zoom Vs. Galaxy S4 Zoom

If you want a look at how much Samsung’s engineering chops have improved over the past year, then you need to look no further than the Galaxy K Zoom. Or more precisely, you need to look at the Galaxy K Zoom compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

CCS Insight wireless industry analyst Ben Wood has posted a picture on his Twitter feed that shows the Galaxy K Zoom and the Galaxy S4 Zoom side-by-side and the differences between the two devices are stark to say the least.

Whereas the S4 Zoom was an extremely thick and awkward-looking device that featured not one but two camera bumps on the rear casing, the Galaxy K Zoom is much slimmer and only features a smaller bump on the back for the device’s lens.

While it would obviously be great to have a device with a 20-megapixel camera that has no camera bumps, making one would be a big challenge for any hardware designer, which is why Wood seems spot on when he calls the Galaxy K “an engineering marvel.”

BGR took a look at the Galaxy K earlier this year and declared it “the new king of camera phones” while also noting that it works much better as a straight-up smartphone than the S4 Zoom did.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.