New Samsung Galaxy S5 concept compares the handset to the S4 and S III

New Samsung Galaxy S5 concept compares the handset to the S4 and S III
Samsung is almost certainly going to announce its next-gen high-end Galaxy smartphone at MWC 2014 later this month, on February 24. Just a few days ago, the New York Times reportedly confirmed that the handset would be called Galaxy S5 (as everyone’s expecting). It’s said that the S5 would not feature a Quad HD display, so we’re assuming it’s going to use a 1080 x 1920 pixel panel - possibly measuring a tad over 5 inches.

One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the new S5 is related to its design. We’ve seen quite many Galaxy S5 concept designs until now, but most of them were unrealistic. Now, Korean website Moveplayer imagined a pretty normal Galaxy S5 that’s 144mm tall and 72mm wide - thus a bit larger than the Galaxy S4 (136.6 x 69.8 mm). The website’s S5 concept uses the leaked Magazine-styled UX for smartphones that we showed you last month. It also keeps Samsung’s signature home button, although we heard that the South Korean company might opt for on-screen virtual keys for this year’s flagship smartphone.

Moveplayer placed their Samsung Galaxy S5 concept next to the Galaxy S4 and the older Galaxy S III for comparison. We’ve taken the liberty of removing the S5’s physical home button in the second image below - and we kind of like the handset more this way. What do our readers think about this concept?


source: Moveplayer (translated)

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33 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Not a bad concept. I personally like the physical home button on the front. I'd like to see the rear design.

10. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 FTW!

16. GeekMovement unregistered

lol ok I'm looking forward to the G3 too, don't worry you're not the only one.

18. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Im so excited for G3!

21. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I agree !! .. I like this design very much .. it looks sturdy, lean, strong and appeals as premium. I also like the physical home button on front .. its the Samsung style !!

24. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i dont know why people hate home button. its galaxy series' signature. i think on screen buttons are poorly implemented in android and are wasting screen state (if you had experience with maemo or meego you know what i mean). so i love physical home button. that why i prefer galaxies to other.

29. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It looks fine besides that big wasted space at the bottom

2. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

It's crazy how the unveiling is only 2 weeks away yet there are no definitive leaks on what it looks like. Good job on the secrecy this year.

13. bibekpachhai unregistered

I was thinking the same! We kinda have an idea of what z2 looks like and maybe 1 leak of G2 pro and HTC one(2014) but none what so ever of Samsung s5

25. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

You don't really know if they will unveil it yet. They could be doing that in 1 more month. It was the same like last year when you didn't really see the phone. We already know the specs pretty much so bad on secrecy.

3. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Just 17 days to go!!

4. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It's a glossy plastic nexus 5, dats how I see it.

5. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

looks like LG nexus 5 with physical button.

26. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Yes it looks like they have taken the design of the galaxy nexus and nexus 5, but that is not a bad thing!

27. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Its only a concept...

31. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

True, I hope they go with this style tbh! Has elements of the galaxy premier as well!

6. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

looks like LG Nexus 5!

7. sunnyfpy

Posts: 295; Member since: May 12, 2013

Go for S6 instead, S5 not worth the marginal upgrade in spec.

8. bkzebraphone

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Really like the look of the concept.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion Samsung should get rid of that physical home button.

19. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Maybe capacitive?

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, capacitive or on screen buttons would be better than physical.

11. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Ntng spl in this design

12. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I really like this concept.

14. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

The only logical reason to remove the physical or mechanical home botton from the lower part of the phone I'd in order to be able to make the phone smaller. It makes no logical sense to remove the mechanical botton and make the phone the same size but just without the botton.

15. John2014

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

They make a fool of consumers.

17. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Beautiful

20. chongbh

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

What a joke from Samsung and they do not have nice design compared to the Japanese so just extension from their S4 and make it without physical buttons.

22. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

haha nexus 6 concept.

23. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

that bad and look thicker and looks like nexus

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