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Galaxy S5 back briefly shows up in a hands-on video, reveals mysterious area next to the LED flash

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Galaxy S5 back briefly shows up in a hands-on video, reveals mysterious area next to the LED flash

One unlucky tech reporter inadvertently leaked the back of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship, while doing their Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches hands-on routine. If valid, this is the first actual picture of the device we are seeing, and in the last day before its announcement, which comes to show how well can Samsung keep a secret now. 

The Galaxy S5 will apparently have at least three color versions, with gold being the new launch color, and seems to be made of fancy plastic again. What really piques our interest, though, is the dark piece next to the LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is rumored to be integrated in the home key at the front, so the thingy next to the elliptic LED flash area must be something else in that case. Anyway, not much left until the Unpacked event, so it's good that some secrets still remain around Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship.



source: @Mucci82 (Twitter) via SamMobile

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:21 13

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


IT'S REAL, IT'S REAAAAAAAAAL

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:50 7

23. hateftotti (Posts: 203; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Maybe it is Galaxy S4 Neo !!!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:22 11

42. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


LOLLOLOLOLOL! just shut up and accept it!
samsung made another plastic phone! :P LOLOLOLOL!!!!
so much for all fan dreaming about glass or metal or fancy liquid metal ( which really doesnt make any sense)
AHH too funny. jokes on you! all samsung fans.
this year is going to be disappointing from all phone manufactures.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:32 13

49. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Same.... cheap.... plastic.... design..........

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:42 5

71. maherk (Posts: 4674; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Well my note 3 has a tempered glass back, metal, carbon fiber and leather battery doors. I guess I ll take the removable plastic back any day.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:42

103. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


carbon fiber? have u even held carbon fiber and know what it is and how it feel like? idiots! just saying material name without knowing a single thing about it. IDIOTS.
and please tell me where is the metal in samsung phone? the speaker might me the only thing purely made out of metal. even that i have doubt about knowing samsung love for plastic.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:49 1

73. JoeDirt (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


AND white/silver, gold and black.... remind you of three colors released for the 5s? I personally find this hilarious.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 16:30 3

81. wildfiregt (Posts: 171; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Do you want to mean that Apple started making black and white phones ?

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 16:55 1

85. JoeDirt (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


I'm saying the silver, gold and black lineup look hilariously like the three colors Apple rolled out with the 5s. I respect and applaud Sammy for a lot of what they do, but sometimes they try too hard to emulate Apple.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:25

105. iTechies (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


actually, what do you know about the advantages of metal made phones against the plastic made ones?? metal made phones heats up worst than the plastic ones because metal is a good conductor of heat!, and by the way, plastic phones of much lighter so it would take less impact when you dropped it compared to metal ones(because it is heavier). plastic material is to reduce the weight, to make an accurate sensor, if they use metal and for an instance you want to know what is the temperature, the result may vary because of the metal body that is good conductor of heat. if samsung make the note 3 or other phones a metal material. the NFC and the air gesture might malfunction because of the metal body! so shut up and do something productivity in your life!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 22:27

100. HossamKayed99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


It's the s5 and there is no news about the s4 neo so let us just hope that it is the s5

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:44 14

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


Plastic = less expencive, thinner, lighter (think of falls), not so permanent markings, more flexible, removable backs/batteries, less signal interference, more ways to the finish approach.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:03 7

62. ausnote2 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


also plastic does not shatter like glass and is better for environment compare to metal.
i am sick of schoolboys and schoolgirls and ish@@p shouting for metal and glass when plastic is superior to metal and glass.

want your phone to look and feel good? use a high end case like i am currently using a slim armour case from spigen on my note 3 in ocean blue.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 22:30 1

101. HossamKayed99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


I think plastic is the best because the battery will be removable and the removable battery is better than me the non removable one

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 22:06

99. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


If this is S5 then not much change in design... just looking little more flatter than s4...

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:22 8

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


IT'S ALIIIIIIIIIIIVE

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:54

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


we-are-saved

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:23 13

3. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


So no metal?, the plastic "metal" ring around the phone looks very plasticy even if the image is blurry :p. hopefully im wrong.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:33 33

8. Finalflash (Posts: 3449; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Don't really care, metal is overrated, the plastic makes sure good signal reception and transmission. Good to know they still make phones for practicality and not just as faux jewellery.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:37 5

12. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I would like a metal chassi or ring atleast since the plastic ring easily takes damage and is not as changeable as the back. but overall i don't have problem with the plastic and its nice to be able to change back for a cheap price to :p

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:38 18

13. MrTzr (unregistered)


Specs > looks

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:10 3

32. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


you know that build quality is kinda in with the specs :p
Since a sturdy phone that dosen't get blemishes or scratches is a little nice than have to send it to repair :p.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:50 1

56. Hyperreal (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


real user experience > raw specs and gimmicks

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:28

98. wilsong17 (unregistered)


http://androidspin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/htc-one-vs-iphone-5-drop-test-aa-1600-11-e1392956235391.jpg

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:05 5

63. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 402; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Your phone will be a case anyway so what does it matter?

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:47 9

18. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


fanboy love everything from Samsung ..even if it was a Polystyrene S5 they will buy it .. XD

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:17

97. ePoch270 (Posts: 192; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


That would be super light! I like it.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:47 7

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


With an Otterbox case, metal won't be missed. Besides, the case preserves the sale value when it is time to upgrade to the new toy.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:53 1

25. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


what sale value xD, all most android phones drop almost 50% in a year.. not including HTC, since they seem to have a higher resale value :p

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:11

65. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


One year after the Note 2 dropped on VZW, a 'mint' edition was valued at $280 on Gazelle. A 'good' edition was priced around $200 if memory serves. The Otterbox case cost me $40, so I was $40 ahead of the value of the Note 2 had I passed on the Otterbox.

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