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Design reference might accurately reveal what the Samsung Galaxy S5 will look like

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Feb 2014, 14:59

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:03 8

3. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

I doubt they would put the speaker on the back. They will probably have the speaker on the bottom like they did with the Note 3

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:47 1

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I agree. Reverting to the old placement would be backward progress.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:04 9

4. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)

Two words - Dull & Plain.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:06 2

5. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)

Nah. I'm still looking forward to the new design, well, they did say they would change it.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:10

44. Jayshmay (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)

Yep, nothing is for sure til they announce it. Personally, the physical aspecs of the S4 don't bother me. But I am looking forward to the battery, display, and processor improvements of the S5.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:39

48. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

All the flagship phones are going to have similar specs so design and functionality may be the deciding factor. Samsung's design language is not bad but it's not worthy of being repeated year after year. Samsung is getting to comfortable at the top and it may hurt them. I'm planning on skipping the S5 after having both the S3 and S4.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:12 8

6. Cesar (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

ugly design

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:13

59. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

More like boring, stale/dated design. I for one, actually like what Nokia has done with the case and screen design of the L1520. If Sammy did a similar effort but used a smaller screen size, that would be refreshing.

Of course, MS probably would sue. I wonder if such a design patent would be covered under the IP license Sammy has with MS? Things get curiouser and curiouser.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:13 7

7. Loubielou (Posts: 555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Samsung will really Disappoint people if there New Smartphone Looks like This,Is this the reason they announcing this phone before the MWC in Barcelona,an they know if its not Good Enough to Compete with the Others being Announced,We Hope Not

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:18 6

8. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Same old boring design, but Samsung is still going to sell millions of units with ease... It's the way it works in the real world... how sad... how sad...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:39 8

12. tedkord (Posts: 13881; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Some of us are more concerned with what our phone can do than how it goes with our outfit.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:55 4

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I'm in complete agreement, but that being said, I would still be a little disappointed if they didn't give us some kind of semi-radical design change this year. But even still, I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Note 4 this year because in the end, like you said, the most important thing to me is what my phone can do, not how it looks.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:58 2

20. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

That's exactly what a lot of people think as well. Me for one, I would like both look and performance. However, I'll still pick performance over look.

However, as for the general public is a whole different story. As an average consumer, the deciding factor on buying a smartphone more than likely is which phone is more popular, which phone they have heard the most. This is why iPhone and Samsung have been selling so well because they were able to gain the general share earlier on and now they can catch that wave and just ride along. I'm not saying that those phones aren't top tier but in fact they are great phones. However, other phones that is equivalent or better would less likely be consider by the average consumer because simply it is unfamiliar to him/her.

It is a very cold, sad truth

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:33

11. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

So it looks like on screen keys are not going to be on the s5 as I expected. As Sammy would not just get rid of something they have been working so hard to get on every device Including their tablets! However if they embraced it they should get less lawsuits from apple saying that the home button is copied off the iPhone for example.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:49

15. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

The G5 will most likely be a small version of the Galaxy Note 3 complete with faux leather backing. That seems to be the Sammy design language these days.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 15:58

21. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

Yh I have a feeling they are going to use faux leather I mean they even have GS4 faux leather variants. While it is nice and makes sense for the note series I would prefer if they use plastic for GS5. I would want it to be soft touch like the nexus 5,7 and 10 or lumia 920!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:04 2

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I have to disagree. The S line has never followed the Note line in terms of design. I don't see why they would start now. Even if it has the faux leather back, I bet they'll do a redesign on the front.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:23

31. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

What do you think they will do as a redesign from the front because other than the buttons and the screen part from placement on the camera and LED light. They could add the front facing speakers like on the original galaxy note 10.1, nexus 10 and even galaxy player 5.8 but apart from that what else could they add?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:40 1

33. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

There are an unlimited number of things they COULD do. I really don't have much in the way of speculation as to what they will do. I don't think these pictures necessarily mean that we will see the traditional button setup we've seen for the last few years though. However, I highly doubt we will see front-facing speakers from Samsung anytime soon.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:19 2

26. mrblah (Posts: 577; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

epic fail

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:21 2

27. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

HTC One 2 hands down.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:22 1

29. GeekMovement (unregistered)

WEAKEN. Seriously? If this is the design of the S5 (which I doubt and hoping it's not), then they totally failed in the design department. It looks pretty similar to the S4.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:30

32. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Very GS4 like. Thats not a bad thing if it comes in metal like the iPhone.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:43

34. s_boy (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)

It'll look like a mini Note 3

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:04 2

36. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

At least there's HTC.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:31

45. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2223; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

You people can't even read the title and quickly jump to conclusions smh.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:36

47. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

I would still go with the S4 because there is no real improvement that can be made on it...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 19:26

50. johnehms09 (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)

Since its water resistant its going to be huge in size.. Just get a water proof digicam rather than Suffer to its bezels all the time..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:01

53. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)

so erm its the S4 with metal back...soooooooooooo innovative.. NOTTTT!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 22:17

55. a_tumiwa (Posts: 378; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

oh no same design again..., sammy walk the same path with Apple, always use similar design for their new generation phone , and i dont like it . i feel that HTC one is the most innovative design so far

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