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Metal Samsung Galaxy F gets snapped next to the Galaxy S5, boasts LG G3-like slim bezels

Metal Samsung Galaxy F gets snapped next to the Galaxy S5, boasts LG G3-like slim bezels

Somebody, somewhere, appears to have somehow gotten his hands on the yet-unreleased Samsung Galaxy F (previously referred to as Galaxy S5 Prime), and, so far, he's had a fun time teasing us. Today is no different, for we have yet another high resolution snap of the premium-looking Samsung Galaxy F, but this time there's a twist: it's snapped side-by-side with Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S5.

Assuming that this is the real deal and not just a rather eloquent hoax, then soon we'll have to add Samsung to the list of manufacturers that can churn out extremely compact (for their display size) devices. Indeed, the supposed Galaxy F boasts considerably trimmed bezels all around and reminds us a whole lot of what LG has been doing lately with phones like the G2 and G3. As it turns out, Samsung might just pull a Sharp, and introduce a device that is dust- and water-proofed, all the while sporting a super-slim bezel.

Anyways, according to @evleaks, in terms of specs we should expect to see the Galaxy F packing a 5.3-inch, QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip, 3GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel shooter with Optical Image Stabilization. The serial leakster also suggests that Samsung will make the Galaxy F official sometime in September. Plenty of time 'till then, so we'll have to sit tight for now.

Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 12 Jun 2014, 01:57 6

1. Duketytz (Posts: 512; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Looking at the not so perfect angle of the microusb port at the bottom of galaxy F, I can say that it should have IP certification.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:21 2

38. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Those poor early s5 adopters.
A good design it's not all about bezels.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:49 11

42. CoastCity (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


"premium looking"... eee... no. Anyway, You can't realy tell poor early adopters, if companies throw out two flagships per year. If you are in a water fountain and try to drink the most fresh water constantly, you'll never drink.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 13:55

84. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 179; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Get rid of the stupid home button, then we'll talk.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 04:16 4

46. vincelongman (Posts: 1545; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Why?
Its not the S5 is going to suddenly stop working now that's its not Samsung's newest

Also Samsung did this last year with the S4 LTE-A

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 09:05

66. Humphrey.One (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


It's called market cannibalism, an economic something, you can google that.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:35

76. vincelongman (Posts: 1545; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


True, but Samsung have been doing this for the past 5 years, they sell the most phones in the world... so it doesn't seem to be hurting them

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 01:57 24

2. josephnero (Posts: 325; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I'm not a fan of Samsungs design but it looks awesome

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:24 12

17. hipnotika (Posts: 305; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


awesome ??? mehhh

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:46 8

24. dratomic (Posts: 467; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


meh at its best.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:50 5

57. josephnero (Posts: 325; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Well, not as awesome as Z2 but this is samsung we are talking about.their design has been crappy so this is huge for them

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 07:11 3

63. Anstice (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 May 2014)


I agree, design wise Samsung hasn't really done anything great with the S5 when compared to the One, G3 and Z2.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:36 2

72. saffant (Posts: 228; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Subjective Subjective Subjective.

I like this look more than the Z2 because of the Z2's ginormous bezels.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:25

18. hurrycanger (Posts: 1226; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


yep, it does look awesome.
But then if the price is too high comparing to the LG G3...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:35 3

40. phljcnth (Posts: 282; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Am I the only one in this thread not believing in these photos? Again, all these fabricated pictures apparently come from a single source with poor Photoshop skills! If Galaxy F truly exists, that wouldn't look like a phone with a curved edge at the top and flat at the bottom like the pictures suggest. Samsung is not know to make such kind of asymmetry!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:56 6

43. CoastCity (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Looks very true to me. The "source" said before that the phone will have asymmetric design

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 04:45 5

53. phljcnth (Posts: 282; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Well I suggest you take a very close look at each picture and you will tell they were all tastelessly done. Here are some points:

- (Image 1) The 'SAMSUNG' logo is supposed to be embossed not printed
- (Image 1) The edge of the camera and the flash/heart-rate monitor looks crammed
- (Image 1) The reflection in the screen is not consistent with the reflection in the camera
- (Image 1) No LED indicator!
- (Image 2) Improper placement of 'F' in the boot up screen. It's obvious the 'S' and '5' were tampered
- (Image 2 ) LED indicator lights up in blue during boot up. It's unlikely Samsung will ditch this feature.
- (Image 1) Why would anyone take a picture of a phone with a clean back cover and another with a smudgy screen?

Of course the source will claim it will be asymmetrical because he made the concept himself! Can't wait until these images get officially busted!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 07:49 1

64. UglyFrank (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Samsung LED indicators aren't visible

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:48 1

65. phljcnth (Posts: 282; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It is, actually, under strong lighting. You should at least see a round cut-out on the black film beneath the glass just like that for the ambient light/proximity sensors and front cam. Trust me bro, it's fake.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:01 7

3. imej88 (unregistered)


Is it me or is the galaxy F look really like LG now (without the home button and 2 capacitive buttons)

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:40 14

21. maherk (Posts: 1104; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Actually, it's the other way around. I remember when the G2 was announced last year, people pointed out (as well as reviewers) that it looks like the S4 with LG logo instead of the home button.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:02 4

32. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 542; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


LG is Samsung's cousin, so it's not surprising that they share similar design in many models. Besides both company doesn't have any conflics, they're just like familiy.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:10 1

34. imej88 (unregistered)


@maherk @Felix_Gatto I see. Quite true also. If the design is getting too boring, will change to Oppo or Sony=)

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 04:43 1

51. drunkenjay (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


they are the biggest rivals in korea lol. they hate each others guts.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 06:42

61. desniper9 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


No. Lg vs Samsung is one of the biggest rivalries in tech. I remember Lg got the SK police to raid Samsung's facilities because of copying suspicions

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:37

73. saffant (Posts: 228; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


LG has always followed in Sammie's footsteps to gain publicity. Now that they finally have people's attention, they're starting to branch out and diversify.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 04:24 1

48. vincelongman (Posts: 1545; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yea the S3 and Note 2 both had similar designs, with fake brushed metal plastic backs as well like the G3

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:01 6

4. ctn10 (Posts: 9; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


i LUV IT, I LOOKS SOOOO AWESOME :)

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:03 7

5. express77 (unregistered)


Who designed this? Have they fired their design team?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:18 1

11. imej88 (unregistered)


the main designer behind S5 was fired by Samsung and the person taking over is apparently the one who design the note series.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:50 5

26. rd_nest (Posts: 799; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Wrong information..
Chang Dong-hoon was not fired, he was moved as Head of Design Strategy Team.
Min-hyouk Lee replaced Chang as Head of Design Team
Lee was already involved with past Galaxy-series devices, not just Note.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:14 1

37. imej88 (unregistered)


@rd_nest Thanks for the correction. He wasnt fired. He resigned. From the last news I read from here, they mentioned about it. Further information was not explained in more details.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:07 16

6. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Haters gonna hate, but this is incredibly beautiful!
A true piece of high-end tech!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:45 12

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8794; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Thank god we won't hear any more bandaid jokes from the trolls.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:14 4

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


bcuz that is not a band aid

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:47 3

25. dratomic (Posts: 467; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i dont know why would anyone buy this piece of cr@p instead of buying king note 4

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:52 5

28. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


cause the note 4 is not out yet.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:57

29. dratomic (Posts: 467; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


if im not wrong both will be out at the same time or not far from each other

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:46 1

75. Bjray (Posts: 97; Member since: 29 May 2014)


From the looks of it. It seems as the "Galaxy F" will just be an smaller version of the Note 4. Which is perfect for me.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:06 3

33. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 542; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


l must say that Samsung's design is not ugly, but just boring and too mainstream. They need some innovation in design.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 04:22

47. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Every brand has its own design language.
Yes, if you had seen one Samsung, you saw all of them, but this applies either to HTC, Sony, LG and Apple.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 04:35

49. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 542; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


But among all of them, only Samsung and Apple are too conservative.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:09 11

7. iamanimal (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 May 2014)


This is what the s5 should have been

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:21

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


yes and the new design team begins to work huh

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:10 2

8. babalove (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


the front is just perfect. I love it

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:12 6

9. gigaraga (Posts: 1357; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


That looks fantastic! The slim bezels, the new back cover, this might just be the phone of the year! But the S5 and Note 4 (predictably) already took the title. This seems leaps and bounds better than the S5. EXCELLENT SAMSUNG!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:16

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1486; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Awesome! I just have to see back cover in better picture, bcuz I'm not sure if I'm fan of that texture.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:18 3

12. fzacek (Posts: 2060; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Seriously Samsung? This is what the S5 should have been...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:19 10

13. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


the PA watermark needs to be more transparent -.- its too intrusive as is

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:20

14. Gemmol (Posts: 541; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Glad to see fellow Samsung owners happy their device can look good now, I agree the s5 should of been like this

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:23 4

16. fzacek (Posts: 2060; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I wonder how S5 owners feel about this, no longer having the satisfaction of owning Samsung's current flagship...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:59

30. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


Only the phone's resale value drop drastically and unable to upgrade with minimum cost :)

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:29 2

19. pwnarena (Posts: 956; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


2014: iphones start looking like galaxies and galaxies start looking like lg g's ... htc ones and xperia z's look the same

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:30

20. imej88 (unregistered)


You got that right!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:42

22. eldyagustius (Posts: 146; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


Everytime when people is praising the new flagships from other brands which released later, Samsung didn't wanna lose it. Looks like Samsung is unhappy with it though they just already launched their flagships and they already prepared another phones which is quite similar and improve the specs.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:50 1

27. Run.n.Gun (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Those bezels are slimmer than even the G2

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 02:59 2

31. iBoss (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


even with metal frame it still looks that ugly samsung with the same boring design!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:11 5

35. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3152; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


The front looks nice (due to the small bezels), but the back and overall shape is ugly.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:33

39. slh163 (Posts: 115; Member since: 19 May 2014)


people say have bezel like LG g2 and g3. what i see is that i have never seen a bezel that thin in any phone. g2 and g3 bezels looks way bigger compare to this one.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 03:41

41. INCOMPARABLE (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


HAHAHAHAHAH

thats it

but why doesnt have any IP ?

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