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The Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks in its full, high-resolution glory: waterproof, fingerprint sensor, 16MP camera

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks in its full, high-resolution glory: waterproof, fingerprint sensor, 16MP camera
UPDATE #2: The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now official! Read our Galaxy S5 hands-on here.

UPDATE: More images added! What's that next to the LED flash (picture #12)?

It's been quite the day at the MWC 2014, with both Sony and Nokia making some very interesting announcements. But it's Samsung's upcoming christening of the new Galaxy S5 that is bound to draw the most attention, if only because the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer managed to keep details around it a secret for this long. Well, that streak is now over, as somebody over at MWC managed to snap several photos of the Galaxy S5 in its full glory hours before the announcement is due to take place, and also outed some details of the flagship's new hardware and software features.

Perhaps most interesting is the claim that the Galaxy S5 has a swipe type fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button, which will apparently allow you to make PayPal payments. We're also told the S5 is IP67-certified, meaning it's water- and dust-proof. The camera is said to be a 16-megapixel one. It's also interesting to note that the phone has gone through some rather minor, but visible design changes. For starters, the back has a rather aggressive dotted pattern, so no faux-leather this time around. Moreover, a snap that puts the Galaxy S5 next to yesteryear's Galaxy S4 and Note 3 indicates that the phone has grown perceptibly -- the screen looks slightly bigger, and we're guessing that waterproofing the phone had its adverse effect on dimensions. 

There are visible changes in the software department, too. TouchWiz, for one, appears to have gone through some flattening, and folders are definitely different than what we're used to. The camera UI, along with the S Health app have also been tweaked, design-wise, and we're shown an all-new Download Booster feature that will likely come pre-loaded on the Galaxy S5. The feature will apparently allow you to download files over 30MB faster, by using both an LTE and Wi-Fi network.

Take a look, and stay tuned for Samsung's Unpacked 5 event, which will take place at 8 PM CET / 11 AM PT.


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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:25 96

1. adecvat (Posts: 282; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


OMG, FUGLY as hell.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:31 34

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


Wait PA.. That's the GS4.. You can't trick me that easily... :-\

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:34 2

21. Finalflash (Posts: 3367; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea and they kept the God forsaken physical button... Not getting it this round.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:35 8

23. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Sammy removed the Menu button. :O

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:39 15

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


Now everyone understands why Sony's bezels are big.
I want to see Samboys reaction.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:40 12

31. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


this does not live up to the hype, at all.
I am thoroughly dissapointed,

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:42 6

34. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I think thats the cheaper version..the uploader from the source says that there might be a prime version to be launched at the unpacked..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:49 5

45. surethom (Posts: 802; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Wow that back cover look so so cheap & I now it is IP67 but I hate USB charging covers like on my Xperia S. I so so hope wireless charging is as Standard this time other wise The HTC M8 will be this years phone

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:49 3

46. uRiBiTo666 (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Yeah I also noticed that. That "multitasking" button sucks. As one can access multitasking by holding the physical home button. Wich should be capacitive

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:53 3

56. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


WTF is this..a lumia 520 looks better than this....samsung was right...S5 is totally different

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:55

65. Dude2014 (Posts: 445; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


My final hope is that Samsung will announce Premium version of GS5 although I know it's quite impossible.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:55 7

66. Doakie (Posts: 2144; Member since: 06 May 2009)


:0 What are you saying?! The long press totally ruins fast app switching. The actual multitasking button is where it's at! Dude, because of that one button I'm trading in my Note 3 for a Galaxy S 5! I'm sold. To hell with the One 2014. There's a GS5 in my future!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:56 14

69. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


and they said samsung brings different designs unlike apple

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:56 13

70. lalalaman (Posts: 636; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Yup, all I see is bezels and ugliness......yuck, no thanks this time.....now I'm waithing for all new one

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:59 1

72. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


If this is the real deal , my hopes done & dusted.. talk about zero bezels but this thing looks like s3.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:04 2

79. hk0805 (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


This is absolutely not the S5. This seems more of Samsung launching some other phone. Bet it'd be that. If this is "THE S5" then don't know where to find the designers of this device. Probably wanna kill them!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:07 9

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


HTC M8 here i come

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:14 8

87. hk0805 (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The S5 was also supposed to sport the new TouchWiz UI.
It's no where to be seen.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:19

94. GMS85 (Posts: 213; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Yezzir!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:27 1

99. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


sucks for the ppl who were used to the earlier menu button..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:55 4

118. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I dont think this is the galaxy s5,if it is than Samsung is failing bad. The s4 was the same as the s3 but passed the grade,android users wont accept the same device yet again so easily. Fortunately for android users if your manufacturers keeps handing you the same handset over and over year on year there are always plenty of other vendors unlike a certain fruit phone

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:57

119. Kuroki (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


And samsung has just proven that waterproofing=big bezels

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:59 1

122. aksa123 (Posts: 333; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Right. If it's indeed gs5, then I'm very dissapointed.
I don't think that's a 4k display anyway.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:00

127. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


The thing next to the flash is a heart rate sensor btw..u put your finger on it and it shows ur heart rate..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:01 1

128. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow what fake pictures seriously

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:06 6

133. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This article isn't about fruit phones, is about the s5. Stay on topic, or log off. Don't try to deflect the negative attention to apple dude...won't work.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:09 3

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


Sony's bezels are not big... plz correct your statement, it is huuugggeeee.....

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:10 2

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


The back cover can be my next foot scruber

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:16

144. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


You can't believe it? LOL!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:25 3

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


Yes it is a different design, back cover can be used as a sand paper ;)

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