Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition render apparently leaked

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about a possible Google Play Edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but Google I/O came and went without any announcement in this regard (granted, the other announcements that were made, including Android L, were much more important).

While we still don’t know if Samsung will eventually launch a Galaxy S5 GPE, a render that allegedly shows this variant of the flagship smartphone was posted today by @evleaks. The weird thing about it is that it has both hardware, and software navigation keys. Unlike the regular Galaxy S5, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX on top of it, the Google Play Edition obviously runs stock Android KitKat (with a stock Android launcher).

A similar Galaxy S5 (with both hardware and software buttons) is currently being showed by Google on the official Android website, among other Google Play Edition handsets. So, as absurd as this may be, perhaps this is what the S5 GPE will offer, indeed: two sets of navigation buttons.

When (and if) the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition will be released, it will probably cost $600 or more - since it's going to be sold unlocked. Let’s hope it won’t be long until we find out more about this.

Update: @evleaks posted another Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition render that doesn't show software navigation keys (this might be the real deal, folks):

source: @evleaks 

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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. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

the front facing camera is placed in different position with s5.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No it isn't. That's where the FFC is located.

2. byczybyk

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

erm it leaked back in april ...​-play-edition.html

3. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Fake, on screen buttons and physical buttons both on a sammy? Don't think so.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Obvious things like this seem to pass PA. Home button = fingerprint scanner.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I lol'd after looking at this picture XD. On screen buttons + capacitive touch buttons lol this is the dumbest fake I have ever seen

4. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

I can do a render of the same phone with a front image of a Galaxy S5, a Vanilla screenshot and MS Paint.

8. Reynolds1

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Yo dog, I heard you like navigation but- .... ahh nevermind

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Finally PA posts the real deal. I see five bars of signal in that picture.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That doesn't mean anything though.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That has to be the cleanest interface I've seen on a galaxy phone.

12. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013


13. AtheK

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

what is so special in posting a renderer, looks the run of mill another galaxy phone, and that interface can be photoshopped on any phone in this world.

15. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

You have to trust evleaks..

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The S5 GPE is going to be a beast if it is released. Beautiful software and amazing hardware, this could be the best phone of 2014 IMO...

16. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Z2 GPE would be better :) if there's gonna be one

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Z2 GPE would be pretty awesome too. I just don't like it's big top and bottom bezels and rectangular shape...

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