Is this the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition?

Just like the Galaxy S4 from last year, Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 is expected to have a Google Play Edition. While Samsung and Google haven’t confirmed the handset’s existence yet, the S5 GPE seems to have been caught in the wild recently - and you can zoom in on the image on the left for a closer look at it.

This alleged Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition appears to be of the golden variety, but this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect to see the handset in other color versions (like black, white, or blue - the ones that we’re familiar with from the regular S5).

Specs-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition is (probably) not different from the S5 that’s already available to buy around the world. The big difference is that the GPE variant will be sold unlocked (likely for more than $600), being devoid of Samsung’s TouchWiz, and offering a stock Android experience - like all the other Google Play Edition devices.

There is no word on when the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition is supposed to be released, but we’ll be here to let you know when it happens.

source: TK Tech News

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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 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

There's no diffrence to the S5.

2. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Google logo looks too small for a boot animation tbh

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This phone is going to be sweet. Stock Android FTW!

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But it has no feautres It's like driving a BMW 7series with 3series specs

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Like what exactly? I'm happy with the little amount of non-gimmicky features on my Nexus 5...

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

That's cool, just pointing out the indifferences.

11. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

+1 for that. Thats what Nexus and GPE is all about. Plain vanilla experience. Wait, is there a fingerprint scanner and pulse monitor still attached to it?

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Those will still work. Google implemented the Duo Camera on the HTC One M8 into the Google Play Edition, so they can do that with the S5's features too. No problem...

18. SotoXP

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

lol you sir, are a complete moron. You could of said a BMW M5 with bald tires on the rain.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm sure there probably will be one but all i see here is an S5 with a Google boot animation...

6. Kamehameha

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 21, 2014


9. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

It could also just be a rom...

10. HASHTAG unregistered

Or it could simply be a rooted S5. After owning a Nexus 5, though it's nice to get updates in a timely manner stock Android doesn't excite me.

13. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

need 5.2 to 5.4 inch

14. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Get a white google logo, add a little photshoppy put in on fullscreen, voila! you get your minute of fame!

15. aditya.g0110

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Look no one cares

16. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Who cares

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It's probably just a "regular" version of the S5, but with a stripped down version Android installed by someone at XDA.

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