Metal Samsung Galaxy F gets snapped next to the Galaxy S5, boasts LG G3-like slim bezels


Somebody, somewhere, appears to have somehow gotten his hands on the yet-unreleased Samsung Galaxy F (previously referred to as Galaxy S5 Prime), and, so far, he's had a fun time teasing us. Today is no different, for we have yet another high resolution snap of the premium-looking Samsung Galaxy F, but this time there's a twist: it's snapped side-by-side with Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S5.

Assuming that this is the real deal and not just a rather eloquent hoax, then soon we'll have to add Samsung to the list of manufacturers that can churn out extremely compact (for their display size) devices. Indeed, the supposed Galaxy F boasts considerably trimmed bezels all around and reminds us a whole lot of what LG has been doing lately with phones like the G2 and G3. As it turns out, Samsung might just pull a Sharp, and introduce a device that is dust- and water-proofed, all the while sporting a super-slim bezel.

Anyways, according to @evleaks, in terms of specs we should expect to see the Galaxy F packing a 5.3-inch, QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip, 3GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel shooter with Optical Image Stabilization. The serial leakster also suggests that Samsung will make the Galaxy F official sometime in September. Plenty of time 'till then, so we'll have to sit tight for now.

Thanks for the tip!

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  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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84 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Looking at the not so perfect angle of the microusb port at the bottom of galaxy F, I can say that it should have IP certification.

38. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Those poor early s5 adopters. A good design it's not all about bezels.

42. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

"premium looking"... eee... no. Anyway, You can't realy tell poor early adopters, if companies throw out two flagships per year. If you are in a water fountain and try to drink the most fresh water constantly, you'll never drink.

84. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Get rid of the stupid home button, then we'll talk.

46. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why? Its not the S5 is going to suddenly stop working now that's its not Samsung's newest Also Samsung did this last year with the S4 LTE-A

66. Humphrey.One

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

It's called market cannibalism, an economic something, you can google that.

76. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, but Samsung have been doing this for the past 5 years, they sell the most phones in the world... so it doesn't seem to be hurting them

2. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I'm not a fan of Samsungs design but it looks awesome

17. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

awesome ??? mehhh

24. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

meh at its best.

57. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Well, not as awesome as Z2 but this is samsung we are talking about.their design has been crappy so this is huge for them

63. Anstice

Posts: 14; Member since: May 26, 2014

I agree, design wise Samsung hasn't really done anything great with the S5 when compared to the One, G3 and Z2.

72. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Subjective Subjective Subjective. I like this look more than the Z2 because of the Z2's ginormous bezels.

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

yep, it does look awesome. But then if the price is too high comparing to the LG G3...

40. phljcnth

Posts: 555; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Am I the only one in this thread not believing in these photos? Again, all these fabricated pictures apparently come from a single source with poor Photoshop skills! If Galaxy F truly exists, that wouldn't look like a phone with a curved edge at the top and flat at the bottom like the pictures suggest. Samsung is not know to make such kind of asymmetry!

43. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Looks very true to me. The "source" said before that the phone will have asymmetric design

53. phljcnth

Posts: 555; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Well I suggest you take a very close look at each picture and you will tell they were all tastelessly done. Here are some points: - (Image 1) The 'SAMSUNG' logo is supposed to be embossed not printed - (Image 1) The edge of the camera and the flash/heart-rate monitor looks crammed - (Image 1) The reflection in the screen is not consistent with the reflection in the camera - (Image 1) No LED indicator! - (Image 2) Improper placement of 'F' in the boot up screen. It's obvious the 'S' and '5' were tampered - (Image 2 ) LED indicator lights up in blue during boot up. It's unlikely Samsung will ditch this feature. - (Image 1) Why would anyone take a picture of a phone with a clean back cover and another with a smudgy screen? Of course the source will claim it will be asymmetrical because he made the concept himself! Can't wait until these images get officially busted!

64. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Samsung LED indicators aren't visible

65. phljcnth

Posts: 555; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It is, actually, under strong lighting. You should at least see a round cut-out on the black film beneath the glass just like that for the ambient light/proximity sensors and front cam. Trust me bro, it's fake.

3. imej88 unregistered

Is it me or is the galaxy F look really like LG now (without the home button and 2 capacitive buttons)

21. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Actually, it's the other way around. I remember when the G2 was announced last year, people pointed out (as well as reviewers) that it looks like the S4 with LG logo instead of the home button.

32. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

LG is Samsung's cousin, so it's not surprising that they share similar design in many models. Besides both company doesn't have any conflics, they're just like familiy.

34. imej88 unregistered

@maherk @Felix_Gatto I see. Quite true also. If the design is getting too boring, will change to Oppo or Sony=)

51. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

they are the biggest rivals in korea lol. they hate each others guts.

61. desniper9

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

No. Lg vs Samsung is one of the biggest rivalries in tech. I remember Lg got the SK police to raid Samsung's facilities because of copying suspicions

73. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

LG has always followed in Sammie's footsteps to gain publicity. Now that they finally have people's attention, they're starting to branch out and diversify.

48. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea the S3 and Note 2 both had similar designs, with fake brushed metal plastic backs as well like the G3

4. ctn10

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

i LUV IT, I LOOKS SOOOO AWESOME :)

5. express77 unregistered

Who designed this? Have they fired their design team?

11. imej88 unregistered

the main designer behind S5 was fired by Samsung and the person taking over is apparently the one who design the note series.

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