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Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition render apparently leaked

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition render apparently leaked
Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about a possible Google Play Edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but Google I/O came and went without any announcement in this regard (granted, the other announcements that were made, including Android L, were much more important).

While we still don’t know if Samsung will eventually launch a Galaxy S5 GPE, a render that allegedly shows this variant of the flagship smartphone was posted today by @evleaks. The weird thing about it is that it has both hardware, and software navigation keys. Unlike the regular Galaxy S5, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX on top of it, the Google Play Edition obviously runs stock Android KitKat (with a stock Android launcher).

A similar Galaxy S5 (with both hardware and software buttons) is currently being showed by Google on the official Android website, among other Google Play Edition handsets. So, as absurd as this may be, perhaps this is what the S5 GPE will offer, indeed: two sets of navigation buttons.

When (and if) the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition will be released, it will probably cost $600 or more - since it's going to be sold unlocked. Let’s hope it won’t be long until we find out more about this.

Update: @evleaks posted another Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition render that doesn't show software navigation keys (this might be the real deal, folks):

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition render apparently leaked

source: @evleaks 

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posted on 01 Jul 2014, 09:44

1. TisaTsir (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


the front facing camera is placed in different position with s5.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 11:26 3

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8225; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No it isn't. That's where the FFC is located.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 09:54

2. byczybyk (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


erm it leaked back in april ... sammytoday.com/news/first-sign-of-galaxy-s5-google​-play-edition.html

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 09:55 4

3. brar.arsh (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Fake, on screen buttons and physical buttons both on a sammy? Don't think so.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 11:27 1

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8225; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Obvious things like this seem to pass PA. Home button = fingerprint scanner.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 12:08 1

7. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I lol'd after looking at this picture XD. On screen buttons + capacitive touch buttons lol this is the dumbest fake I have ever seen

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 10:15

4. Antimio (Posts: 190; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


I can do a render of the same phone with a front image of a Galaxy S5, a Vanilla screenshot and MS Paint.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:06 1

8. Reynolds1 (Posts: 32; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)


Yo dog, I heard you like navigation but- .... ahh nevermind

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:12 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8225; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Finally PA posts the real deal. I see five bars of signal in that picture.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:13 1

11. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That doesn't mean anything though.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:12 2

10. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That has to be the cleanest interface I've seen on a galaxy phone.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:35

12. Antimio (Posts: 190; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Agree

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 14:57

13. AtheK (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


what is so special in posting a renderer, looks the run of mill another galaxy phone, and that interface can be photoshopped on any phone in this world.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 16:54

15. maccess (Posts: 598; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


You have to trust evleaks..

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 16:33 1

14. fzacek (Posts: 1623; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The S5 GPE is going to be a beast if it is released. Beautiful software and amazing hardware, this could be the best phone of 2014 IMO...

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:58

16. PowTheBowl (Posts: 82; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Z2 GPE would be better :) if there's gonna be one

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 22:34

17. fzacek (Posts: 1623; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Z2 GPE would be pretty awesome too. I just don't like it's big top and bottom bezels and rectangular shape...

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