Galaxy S5 back briefly shows up in a hands-on video, reveals mysterious area next to the LED flash

One unlucky tech reporter inadvertently leaked the back of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship, while doing their Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches hands-on routine. If valid, this is the first actual picture of the device we are seeing, and in the last day before its announcement, which comes to show how well can Samsung keep a secret now. 

The Galaxy S5 will apparently have at least three color versions, with gold being the new launch color, and seems to be made of fancy plastic again. What really piques our interest, though, is the dark piece next to the LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is rumored to be integrated in the home key at the front, so the thingy next to the elliptic LED flash area must be something else in that case. Anyway, not much left until the Unpacked event, so it's good that some secrets still remain around Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship.

source: @Mucci82 (Twitter) via SamMobile

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014


23. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

Maybe it is Galaxy S4 Neo !!!

42. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

LOLLOLOLOLOL! just shut up and accept it! samsung made another plastic phone! :P LOLOLOLOL!!!! so much for all fan dreaming about glass or metal or fancy liquid metal ( which really doesnt make any sense) AHH too funny. jokes on you! all samsung fans. this year is going to be disappointing from all phone manufactures.

49. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Same.... cheap.... plastic.... design..........

71. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well my note 3 has a tempered glass back, metal, carbon fiber and leather battery doors. I guess I ll take the removable plastic back any day.

103. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

carbon fiber? have u even held carbon fiber and know what it is and how it feel like? idiots! just saying material name without knowing a single thing about it. IDIOTS. and please tell me where is the metal in samsung phone? the speaker might me the only thing purely made out of metal. even that i have doubt about knowing samsung love for plastic.

73. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

AND white/silver, gold and black.... remind you of three colors released for the 5s? I personally find this hilarious.

81. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Do you want to mean that Apple started making black and white phones ?

85. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

I'm saying the silver, gold and black lineup look hilariously like the three colors Apple rolled out with the 5s. I respect and applaud Sammy for a lot of what they do, but sometimes they try too hard to emulate Apple.

105. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

actually, what do you know about the advantages of metal made phones against the plastic made ones?? metal made phones heats up worst than the plastic ones because metal is a good conductor of heat!, and by the way, plastic phones of much lighter so it would take less impact when you dropped it compared to metal ones(because it is heavier). plastic material is to reduce the weight, to make an accurate sensor, if they use metal and for an instance you want to know what is the temperature, the result may vary because of the metal body that is good conductor of heat. if samsung make the note 3 or other phones a metal material. the NFC and the air gesture might malfunction because of the metal body! so shut up and do something productivity in your life!

100. HossamKayed99

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It's the s5 and there is no news about the s4 neo so let us just hope that it is the s5

53. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Plastic = less expencive, thinner, lighter (think of falls), not so permanent markings, more flexible, removable backs/batteries, less signal interference, more ways to the finish approach.

62. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

also plastic does not shatter like glass and is better for environment compare to metal. i am sick of schoolboys and schoolgirls and ish@@p shouting for metal and glass when plastic is superior to metal and glass. want your phone to look and feel good? use a high end case like i am currently using a slim armour case from spigen on my note 3 in ocean blue.

101. HossamKayed99

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I think plastic is the best because the battery will be removable and the removable battery is better than me the non removable one

99. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

If this is S5 then not much change in design... just looking little more flatter than s4...

2. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014


26. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013


3. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

So no metal?, the plastic "metal" ring around the phone looks very plasticy even if the image is blurry :p. hopefully im wrong.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Don't really care, metal is overrated, the plastic makes sure good signal reception and transmission. Good to know they still make phones for practicality and not just as faux jewellery.

12. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I would like a metal chassi or ring atleast since the plastic ring easily takes damage and is not as changeable as the back. but overall i don't have problem with the plastic and its nice to be able to change back for a cheap price to :p

13. MrTzr unregistered

Specs > looks

32. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

you know that build quality is kinda in with the specs :p Since a sturdy phone that dosen't get blemishes or scratches is a little nice than have to send it to repair :p.

56. Hyperreal

Posts: 363; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

real user experience > raw specs and gimmicks


Posts: 953; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Your phone will be a case anyway so what does it matter?

18. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

fanboy love everything from Samsung ..even if it was a Polystyrene S5 they will buy it .. XD

97. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

That would be super light! I like it.

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

With an Otterbox case, metal won't be missed. Besides, the case preserves the sale value when it is time to upgrade to the new toy.

25. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

what sale value xD, all most android phones drop almost 50% in a year.. not including HTC, since they seem to have a higher resale value :p

65. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

One year after the Note 2 dropped on VZW, a 'mint' edition was valued at $280 on Gazelle. A 'good' edition was priced around $200 if memory serves. The Otterbox case cost me $40, so I was $40 ahead of the value of the Note 2 had I passed on the Otterbox.

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