Alleged premium Samsung Galaxy F handset leaks out, enclosed in a test mule chassis

Alleged premium Samsung Galaxy F handset leaks out, enclosed in a test mule chassis
A Samsung phone in a prototype "test mule" casing is making the rounds, claimed to be of the eventual "premium," "luxury," or "F-series" that Samsung execs have been hinting about. This is supposed to be a more expensive line, with premium design materials like metal, and souped-up specs compared to, say, the Galaxy S5 flagship.

While we can't see much of the phone, which is enclosed as secretly as every engineering prototype from Samsung in the last two years, we can see the display, which is claimed to be with QHD (1440x2560 pixels) of resolution, and a 5.2" size. The other top-shelf specs are rumored to be a next-gen 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization. A Samsung phone with such specs already appeared a few times in various benchmarking databases, including last week on GFXBench, so there might be some merit to the speculation. Moreover, the interface language is in Vietnamese, and we know Samsung has a factory there, from which a number of all-telling leaks have appeared in the past.

The thing here is that the speaker grill on the phone enclosed in this angular test mule chassis, is located at the bottom, like on the Note 3, so it might very well be an early version of the Note 4, rather than a representative of Samsung's eventual premium design line. That's in case the leak is credible at all, as there is not much else we can deduct from the pictures below, especially the thing that interests us most - the finalized design.

source: @WindyLeak (Twitter) via Samsung.HDBlog,it



50. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

I'm not interested in another Galaxy device until they deliver on this>

41. willard12 unregistered

I predict it's the next Samsung Armani phone.

39. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Was that a block?

38. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

There is an S Pen in the third picture. Must be an old picture of note 3 before the launch. Otherwise evleaks would have seen something like this before anyone else.

36. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

i have a feeling that there are going to be more than 2 versions of the gs5 this year, just like last year with the gs4

34. Domokun

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

i think that is note 3 in an electronic case

33. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

FAKE! it's a Note 3 in an inclosure end of story.

32. superguy

Posts: 480; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I ended up skipping the GS5 (for me, anyway) thanks to Knox and Samsung pulling an old school Moto with locking the boot loaders tight. Samsung's really starting to get a bit stale in its devices. I have a GS3, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and now a GS5 on order for my wife and they all look very similar. The only distinguishing feature is the size and texture. I hope Sammy doesn't start becoming an Apple and getting stagnant.

30. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Late April Fools! LOL

29. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013


28. nitefire

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

In picture #3 it looks like an S-pen next to the speaker grill. For a prototype Samsung sure made it ugly. I don't care that phones are made of plastic, why do we need metal or a "high end feel" when its the specs that matter, and most of us at phone arena I'm sure upgrade our phones several times a year so there is really no need to spend money on casing that doesn't matter

27. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Optimus Vu by Samsung...

24. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

How can it be a note 4 with a 5.2" screen???

48. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Read closer. The article sites dimensions (presumably) based on another leak that came a few days ago from a benchmark test that said there was a new higher resolution display with a 5.2". "which is CLAIMED to be with QHD (1440x2560 pixels) of resolution, and a 5.2" size." We don't know the actual resolution of the device in the photos as the benchmarking was one leak and this is another. There is nothing in the photos to gauge the dimensions of this device. Personally, I don't see how this could not be a test unit for a Note device. It [the display] appears a lot wider than the S5. At least to me.

49. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Unless it's just a funky angle that the photo is taken at.

23. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Look like LG phone

20. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Premium galaxy series? ROTFL!! Good joke

18. THE_Hulk

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

ow... I forgot who were saying that sony Xperias are bricks??

15. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

This is bulls**t, it's a standard dummy case that is being used for a wide range of devices. This probably is just the Galaxy S5.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There's no point if the device was announced three weeks prior to the date on the paper...

11. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

@evleaks, where are you ...?

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Good looking phone, but still can't match the trio Wave build quality and design(in the back side).

7. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

looks like they tried to copy the Sony design, but they completely failed!! what a ugly brick, bezels everywhere.. maybe 2050 they will succeeds to issue a premium phone .

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1487; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

yeah because sony phones dont look like bricks, and have small bezels? lol

12. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

read the title, duh.

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Do you even care to read the article??? Samsung always encloses the prototype devices to safeguard the design....

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You didn't even try to read the article, and you barely read the title. Good job.

19. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

you could not be anymore retarded.

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Speaker grill at bottom means note huh??? That's stupidity at it's best.... btw I do think this is note....because it looks too large...

26. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

How is that stupidity? It is just deductive reasoning, right now it's just ideas, they obviously don't have the real answers

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