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Design reference might accurately reveal what the Samsung Galaxy S5 will look like

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Design reference might accurately reveal what the Samsung Galaxy S5 will look like
If the name Sonny Dickson sounds familiar to you, it is because the young Australian captured everyone's attention last year, by working out deals that enabled him to receive parts from the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c well before either phone was officially launched in September. Last year, Dickson told Reuters that he had a number of sources that buy parts from factory workers for $250 to $500.

While Dickson has given the spotlight away to others like master leaker evleaks, he isn't completely out of the information game. On Tuesday, he revealed what is being referred to as a "design reference" for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Dickson merely shows off the design and asks, "Is this the Samsung Galaxy S5?"

The design shows dimensions of the phone being 141.7mm x 72.5mm x 8.2mm. That compares with the Samsung Galaxy S4's measurements of 136.6mm x 69.8mm x 7.9mm. If true, it would mean that Samsung's latest Android flagship model would be slightly larger than the current model. Other than that, we spot a few sensors on the front of the handset, a speaker on the bottom of the phone's rear, and a camera lens that sticks out from the surface of the device.

For those of you who are thinking of buying the Samsung Galaxy S5 when it is released, if the phone does resemble this design, would it strengthen or weaken your desire to buy the device?

Alleged design reference for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Alleged design reference for the Samsung Galaxy S5


source: SD via DailyMobile

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:01 32

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Same design all the time.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:21 7

9. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Sam' ol' - Sam ol'.
I hope specs from carton box at least are tue.
And that this is a dual flash under the cam.
And that in the bottom is a USB3 port.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:48 1

14. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


142x73? That's a big flagship

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:15 1

37. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


Lets wait whether this is really the actual design. All we know so far is, that Samsung wants to implement some design changes. I hope they will. I dislike these drawings.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:22 1

54. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I am pretty sure the 5.2" is pretty accurate. The display cannot exceed 5.3" cos thats the note 1 size.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:28 10

10. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


same design boring ugly. samsung will never change. samsung advice for you, you need to hire new design team.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:02 7

43. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You just don't get it, do you? It's not about the looks, it's about the branding. Ppl. know the taste of Red Bull (tastes crap), and choose it over a different crappy drink, cause they are used to RB's crap.

Samsung went for the bold rounded design to differentiate, to be unlike an iPhone, a BB or your typical high-end phone - and ppl. started to recognize it and buy the crap out of it.

Yo momma sees an HTC One: "oh what a nice looking phone!"
Yo momma sees a Galaxy S4 "oh look, a Samsung Galaxy!"

Business 101 ;-)

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:16

57. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


red bull crap ????? wow I love its taste

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 02:40

63. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Of course you do, cause your brain associated that awful artificial taste with the drugs-like refreshing effect. Classic Pavlov conditioning. And it works in the market too, which is why Apple and Samsung designs stay the same.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:52 14

16. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


So you think your lumia is any different than the other lumia?? The xperia z1 is any different than the z or z1 compact except size?? Samsung phone is one of the most ergonomic and comfortable to hold.. why should they change it?? It's allright if they change the material.. but for design i think it still the Most preferable for comfort.. please grow up..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:57 7

19. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


samsung really is not good in design. at lease the others do decent design they change it little

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:00 14

22. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


IN YOUR OPINION..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:01 1

23. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Someone would hope they have gone this way based on
their patent prints: http://tinyurl.com/nunkmsq
Maybe for S6

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:15

25. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Yes, S6 2015

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:30 2

38. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Your tots right maccess, I like the way the galaxy s4 looks but it's buil quality is sooooo bad it gives an image in your brain that it's an ugly phone.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:38

39. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


That's exactly what i mean.. i actually using an htc one right now.. i like the material and the built quality of the phone a lot.. but i wasnt very fond about the design.. for example the power button is a pain in the a** to reach for single handed use and the lack of removable battery is no good for the below average battery life this phone has..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:55 2

41. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Every lumias have different design. Get your glasses see the real world don't be child dude. And listen, Nokia use n9 design for high end lumias and there is little difference between all high end lumias.

I tell u what. Check All ashas, 505, 510, 520, 610, 620, 710, 720, 810, 820, 822, 920, 1320, 925, 929, And all N-series, E-Series, and all rest of Nokia models. Damn it kid check and tell me which one looks same. You need to grow up. And don't tell me all high end is same design I already told you above.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:01 1

42. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


He's right.. The Lumia 920, 925, 928, and 1520 all are very different.... But, they have a certain Lumiaesk style to them...
It's called evolution.. And, Nokia evolves their design at just the pace... Not to drastically, and not to subtle...
.....................
IMO Samsung, and Apple, evolve to slowly.... But, these are great devices, really nice devices though.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:32 4

46. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


The same with the first galaxy s,s2,s3 and the s4.. the note,note2,note3.. galaxy express,express 2 etc.. they different from each other.. maybe only blind butt hurt kid like you couldn't see the difference.. grow up and get some microscope if glasses can't help you boy...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 19:09 1

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Don't you see all Samsung phones that Looks same. Except s2 is different, after s3 whatever phones release they looks same. Accept reality dude.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 20:02 1

51. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


My GOD.. dont say that you cant tell the difference between the s3 and the s4.. if you couldn't than i have nothing to say anymore.. geez..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 20:12 1

52. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Thanks for accepting. I appreciate.

I tell you deference, design is same but shape is different.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:06 1

56. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


and only s2 was beautiful. i hated s3 & s4. and loved note 3 because it reminded me of s2

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:56 2

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yes.. Same design... Why won't they evolve it faster.. This is boring. Been boring..

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 02:56 3

64. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Kinda ironic coming from someone who's using a lumia and supporting WP.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:49

40. UglyFrank (Posts: 1733; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Onscreen buttons are necessary

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:08

66. paulislegend (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


i want to smash that phone on the efff'ing ground! I don't get why they don't hire some badass industrial designer and knock this bitch out of the park!?!?!?!?! instead its going to be some faux leather crap with the same shape.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:02 3

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Any ideas Sammy fans?!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:55 2

18. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I don't like it, lol.
I hope this is some early draft and not too similar to what the S5 really looks like. XD

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:23 2

30. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I'm not 'buying' this. At least I refuse to believe this is actually the design. Samsung promised Design 3.0 so I think this is just one of the rumors made to elude us. If you will try to notice, there are a bunch of rumors that doesn't completely support each other.

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