Another Samsung Galaxy S5 concept is "ripped from the headlines"
We now have another concept for the Samsung Galaxy S5, this one done by the GalaxyS5info.com website. This concept is "ripped from the headlines" as they used to say to tease Law and Order on NBC. In other words, some of the specs listed for this concept are really being bandied about for the real Samsung Galaxy S5.
We're talking about a 5.25 inch flexible curved display with 2K resolution. There is a metal body on the phone with quad speakers, one on each corner. The rear-facing ISOCELL camera captures video in 4K. The front-facing 4MP snapper takes video in 1080 x 1920. Under the hood is a 64 bit octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, with 4GB of RAM. Android 4.4 is pre-installed. And yes, there is an iris scanner.
Just this morning, Samsung announced its new LDDR4 RAM chip that could bring 4GB of the sweet stuff to the Galaxy S5. A curved screen is unlikely for the model, but could be done, and just the other day we told you that Sammy could be introducing two 64-bit application processors at CES. The Samsung Exynos 6 would feature ARM's 64 bit core while the Exynos S would offer Samsung's own 64-bit core. And an iris scanner is already rumored to be in the mix.
Check out this new concept of the Samsung Galaxy S5 by viewing the slideshow below.
Samsung Galaxy S5 concept
source: GalaxyS5Info.com via IntoMobile
1. mattkl (Posts: 176; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)
I like this design concept. It has very original RAZR flip phone lines and edges. The speaker slits remind me of the RAZR's buttons. Very sleek design, although I don't see much room for a battery that I'd be pleased with long term.
Reminds me of when I first saw my Nexus One.
13. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'd prefer it if it were flat. I'd still take the flexible display though, and maybe even an option to set it at curved (with a case or something, I don't know).
55. mikelemon (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Still talking about the S5? I am already on board the S6 bandwagon.
19. Daftama (Posts: 573; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Only if these companies stick to concept rather their owe...
3. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Please don't curve your flagship models ... I see no point in this .... This concept looks like the one X to me . Specs are amazing though
41. techaman (unregistered)
this would be better curved because how thin and the size of the screen better feel in the hand and i think you could hold on to it better them flat. i love this concept if only this was the finished one. please quad speakers just make sense stop putting them on the back of phones for gods sake, this is why i loved nextel loud and you dont miss a call at work on roof or doing other things. but BLUETOOTH has to be stronger i want no more crackle when i have phone in pocket and headset on. its 2014 in a day fix this.
51. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5918; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I don't see any benefit to a curved screen. I might change my mind once they are out. But right now, I have this picture of the curved mirrors that distort the image - stretched out thin man, or squished fat man
31. lalalaman (Posts: 374; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I really like the new icons for touch wiz...but oh well what can u say.....
Also a flexible display cannot be a 2k display as the technology has not yet developed for now...
52. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5918; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I will take a flat 2k display over a curved HD display any day. The clarity of a 2k display just pops!
57. xerandin (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
You do realize that 2k is higher than HD, right? It's qHD (in this case, 2560x1440).
Twice the pixels of an HD (1920x1080) display.
7. Kishin (Posts: 631; Member since: 30 May 2013)
It no longer looks like Samsung its all new, this could be a good start from software and design. It would all work out if Samsung releases 2 handsets a year ex:(GS5 and GN4) this could be their new start, the point would be to not fill the market with 20+ devices a year.
12. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
What's wrong with releasing 20+ a year?
14. Kishin (Posts: 631; Member since: 30 May 2013)
some people cant tell what their buying cause there are just 2 many devises. Unlike Apple Samsung sales take longer to reach expectation in sales but Apple make the sales in weeks or just few months. Its also very hard to recognize but walking with iPhone everyone around u can tell what ur using.
Its just what I think, I'm not hating.
17. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
The good thing about having multiple products though is that they offer something for everyone at all different price points. They've all but cornered the budget and emerging markets. At least they still only have one flagship, plus the Note 4.
Plus (as everyone here is so quick to point out as a negative, for some reason) all Samsung phones look more or less the same, so I don't think recognition is a problem (which is the point of not changing the design, to all those who criticize new iPhones and Galaxies for not being different.)
18. warrenellis93 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
some of the original iphone 4 buyers thought they were getting 4g, nope.
30. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
The problem was some people referred to the iPhone 4 as the iPhone 4G (thinking it made sense to be the successor to the iPhone 3G and 3GS) around the time of the emergence of 4G networks.
9. sergiobr (Posts: 429; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
My Note 3 is stil a monster ! Full of funcionalities, imagine Note 4 after the S5 ?
10. Arron12 (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Prototypes look good just waiting for official announcement from K-Sum Maker!!!.
11. julz17ronald (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)
If the design and specs are true, it will be awesome!!!
42. techaman (unregistered)
i would love carbon or tpi of this phone over aluminum if it looked like this and had these specs
32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5918; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yet Apple is now rumored to be testing an iP6 concept with a curved display that is in the 5.5 to 6.5 inch range. Check macrumors.com if you doubt me.
43. techaman (unregistered)
no its a 5 or 5.5 inch phone not curved they are calling it a phablet to go up against samsung note line. wow they copied hahahaha and i bet no one will say a thing about it but apple people will hale it as the first of its kind
22. gmracer (Posts: 24; Member since: 09 May 2013)
Thats a dream :p that may come 2 or 3 years
23. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
It's a cool design but I would like the bezels to be almost non existent or a lot thinner.
44. techaman (unregistered)
why you cant hold it with one hand you will need multicore working all the the time with algorithms just to make sure the phone does what you want with the correct finger touching the screen not the side screen
24. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
The S5 will probably look like a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 3. Tasteful but hardly groundbreaking.
45. techaman (unregistered)
i think concept looks better with quad speakers and all and we all seen what happened with the drop test wow that sucked, thats why they need sapphire or foled screens
26. jellmoo (Posts: 700; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
You know what would be great? If a phone had, like, all of the specs evar! And was curved for no apparent reason. And like, blatantly ripped off an icon theme used in a crapton of themes.
This is a ridiculous concept that would cost well over a thousand dollars to manufacture. I hope that Samsung has something fun and innovative to show off with the Galaxy S5, but this is a silly pipe dream.
28. amats69 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Looks nice! But pls no curve phone...make it flat samsung.and improve your cartoony touchwiz..make it modern,light and simple with matching "beast" specs, and i will come back to you.And pls no more glossy plastic that look cheap!
29. amats69 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
But so sad to say..samsungs concept phone is far better than the real one....not even close...hopefully samsung nails this time on design and material they will use.
33. skyline88 (Posts: 341; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
S5 LTE specs:
Snapdragon 1000 octacore 2.6GHz (64-bit)
Adreno 450 (50% more powerful than Adreno 420)
5.2 inch 2K AMOLED, 175 degree viewing
Corning Gorilla Glass IV, enhanced oleophobic coating
carbon fibre bodyframe
16mp main camera, 8mp front camera (Fujinon camera lenses)
dual LED flash, Lossless zoom, OIS, focus assist light
DSAC (Digital Shutter/Aperture Control)
4K Video on both cameras
next-gen Ultra Li-ion (5600mAh capacity, 30 mins quick charge function)
harman kardon audio
Android 5.0 Lassi
Dual Boot feature (either boot in Touchwiz or stock Android)
S5 3G specs:
Exynos 6250 octacore 2.2GHz (64-bit)
S5 mini specs:
Snapdragon 600 1.5GHz quadcore
4.7 inch FHD AMOLED
13mp main camera, 2mp front camera
S5 Active specs:
34. livyatan (Posts: 720; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
This looks neat, but would be a bit too large with those side bezels.
The best thing about such designs is that we would all forget about broken screens.
But here's a question.. whatever happened to 3D screens?
35. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1239; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
hope this dont happen,curve screen not yet sammy.
36. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Am I the only one who hasn't forgotten about their edge curved concept from a year or two back? That's what I'd love to see applied to a production handset. Though, we've already heard leaks/rumors (if I remember correctly) that they won't be adding a curved display at all for this S5 device(s).
37. Leo_MC (Posts: 579; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Metal body means no flex; curved phone, no flex - rather uncomfortable in the pocket (unless in the back pocket, if your behind is round enough).
Android already has face recognition (which, btw, is bad), what's the point of the iris scanner?!
It's a concept, why only 4 GiB of RAM, only 2k display, only 16 MP camera, 4.4? Go nuts: 8-16 GiB, 16-50 cores, 42 MP, Android 5 etc.
38. rbasky61 (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)
Curve not flexible phone is not a good concept.. flex screen did not serve its purpose.. besides not comfortable in the pocket..specs is great though.
39. Loubielou (Posts: 238; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Samsung must be that Feed-Up with Apple saying that they are Copying there iPhones,so they have changed how there phone looks,a very good idea,this will really change how future phones are going to be released,if the Curve screens are better for Sunlight an do not drain the batteries then they will become more popular,i wonder if we still get removable batteries an micro sd card slot on these Slim Smartphones,Just can"t wait to see what the Real Galaxy S5 will Look Like
40. techguyone (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Like all things Samsung, the hype will be far greater than the reality. If they ever get the build quality right, don't worry it'll still be a crock with their dreadful dreadful software bloated into it.
46. techaman (unregistered)
i want tizen not touchwiz tizen 3.1 is so fast and responsive
48. reh1965 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
Is android 4.4 capable of running 64bit? Seems like it isnt...
49. Diego! (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
This concept looks amazing! It kinda reminds me of this one http://www.phonearena.com/news
But I like it very much! :D
53. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
It's just a concept from other source, we cannot relay on that,unless Samsung will provide a leak.
56. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 69; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
The design, not nice. If its like this! GG