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



1. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

galaxy S5 with cheap plastic having very high price tag.....imagine !! How much this premium device cost ????

9. CorruptedFiles

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 07, 2014

it will cost moneys, so you can call other human beings with, said phone


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

It is a galaxy s5 prototype. Judging from the date on the document in the first pic.

21. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

hurr durr cheap plastic! muh soda can aluminum!

31. CorruptedFiles

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 07, 2014

Look at me, i pay $500+ for something, to call other humans with and now i feel, like i belong to a certain group of people, who also call, with a device, to contact, other, humans

37. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

They call it divergent.

35. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Not necessarily! Premium aluminum is cheaper then plastic in some cases

40. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The whole point of those "articles" is, the apple's propaganda TO REPEAT AGAIN AND AGAIN that the great S5 IS NOT PREMIUM(lol). To brainwash you. Few days before S5 to come on the market. The cheap aluminum is not more expensive than the special plastic and fiber glass that Samsung use for S5. Besides the production price(BOM) of the high end samsung devices is always higher than the "premum" tin can phones. So I don't see your point. How the aluminum could make the imaginary "premium S5" more expensive????

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

In my business, we use aluminium profiles. Same premimium finish as of iphone and htc one. One piece of profile we sell at AED. 65/- which is equivalent to USD. 17.66/- and the size of each piece is 3cm x 270cm. Our purchasing price is 3 times lesser than selling price, so you can imagine how cheap premimium aluminum can be. Where as we also sell high grade polycarbonate profile which is AED. 50/- per piece and each piece is 2cm x 90cm(not even half size of aluminum profile, 3 times smaller) and our purchase is slightly lesser than half of selling price. I can easily imagine that how cheap aluminum can be and how expensive plastic substrates can be

43. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Special plastic? Its polycarbonate that is injection molded I'm sure, so they are able to churn out thousands of them quickly. Ive heard nothing about it having fiber glass in the construction, so not sure what your talking about there. But considering your past comments of trolling and Apple hating, I will take your latest comment as such.

45. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Do you mean to say, "Grapes are sour"? No problem, its ok

44. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Galaxy F is looking like a box of something... too much square design

46. engineer-1701d unregistered

so this is the Galaxy Note full most likely if this is what they call premium looking at sadly mistaken it is horrible

47. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

lol..... these bezels .......

2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Definitely a Note 4, it looks very large, yes I know part of that is due to the casing, but it looks substantially larger than a GS5, especially in the 2nd pic.

22. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Read comment #17

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

for the premium galaxy or whatever it will be, we have to wait for a year

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If this is real, I'm so glad I decided to skip the s5 and wait for this

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

looks good, but im finding it odd how some people go crazy about a good premium design, but end up putting a plastic case on it.

16. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Exactly!!! That's why is but a huge issue if it's plastic... when I first buy a phone I always get a case and screen protector day 1

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

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: 1462; 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.

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).

11. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

@evleaks, where are you ...?

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