Samsung Galaxy S5 metal frame allegedly leaked, may point to 5.3-inch display

Samsung Galaxy S5 metal frame allegedly leaked, may point to 5.3-inch display
Assuming Samsung stays on its traditional schedule, we are probably about four months away from the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which means it is time for the rumor mill to start churning out some more interesting leaks on the device. Today, we're seeing a very interesting leak coming from France that alleges to be the metal frame for Samsung's next flagship smartphone.

You might not expect that a metal frame would be interesting, because it isn't a part of a smartphone that you would ever really see, but it does have some good information to share. Assuming this is legit, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 may be bigger than the Galaxy S4, which had a 5-inch display. The measurements on the frame show that it is 72.3 mm (2.8") wide and 143.8 mm (5.66") high. 

For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was just 69.8 x 136.6 mm (2.75 x 5.38"). A bit of math will tell you that the Galaxy S4 had a diagonal length of about 153.4 mm (6"), minus the bezels gets you a display of 5-inches. Just based on the size of the frame of the Galaxy S5 (even though the casing will add size as well), the device would have a diagonal length of about 161 mm (6.3"). Assuming the bezels are about the same size, that could mean the Galaxy S5 is planned to have a 5.3-inch display. 

Of course, there is also a fair chance that this isn't the frame of the S5 at all. Usually Samsung puts the camera in the center of the back plate, but the opening for the camera in this frame is in the corner. Also, the guys at SamMobile noted that the spot for the USB port on the bottom doesn't look quite large enough to be USB 3.0. The Galaxy S4 didn't have USB 3.0 and the Note 3 did, so we don't really know if we should expect it or not.


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54 Comments

1. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Samsung will pull out some really good tech in 2014. Apple will fail badly in 2014. Nokia/Microsoft will be crowned "come back company" in 2014

4. HASHTAG unregistered

LMAO @ Apple will fail badly in 2014!

11. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

He really needs this. He bet that Apple will sell its mobile division by 2016.

10. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

There won't be any Nokia smartphones. They will be rebranded as Lumia. #*@~#&^!

31. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Yeah we have never heard that prediction about Apple before.... I don't think Apple has to worry.

40. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No need of "predictions". But Apple go down an down at every point , year by year. Compare with competition. And you must be blind , not to see it. If this continue ?

43. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Sammy be like "Let's finish this cheap plastic blah blah blah bullsh***t and force Fruit to sell its mobile division by 2015. hahahahahha Great move Sammy let's kill it in 2014 :)

45. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Guess which company earns the most mobile profits. You actually think Apple's mobile division will be gone by 2015? LOL....wake up and face reality.

51. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

As an android troll, you are failing badly. Come back in 2014 for comeback try.

2. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Galaxy S3 and S4 have thin metal frames with an external plastic case. This is so thin that if it's real, it will be no different that the S3 and S4 design. Hypebeast away.

41. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Why should next Galaxy go bigger? S4 is not bigger than S3 , and Note 3 is not bigger than Note 2. Even with lager screens. Right? This "premium metal" BS is just to convince izombies that they also have something better , too. Because the izombies have nothing left to brag anymore. LOL

3. HASHTAG unregistered

It's getting bigger every year! The GS6 will probably be 5.8 inches. Lol.

8. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Correction... The DISPLAYS on Samsung's flagship devices are getting more spacious whereas, though Samsung's outstanding utilization of the given space, the actual devices are either remaining almost identical in overall dimensions or often getting smaller, thinner and lighter. It's called brilliant/innovative engineering and thoughtful design... Something that most other companies should be focusing more on rather than adding new (blingy/scratch-prone) colors and dubiously useful biometric readers that do little more than afford quicker access to OS associated app stores.

26. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Not quite on the rumored GS5. The physical metal dimensions are clearly bigger although not by much. I do wish they had kept the same screen size as the Note 2 with the Note 3 and instead had shrunk the device (I own the Note 3). Samsung has the Note 3 to fill in the large screen market so they should probably be careful about increasing the screen much more than 5". I think most people want a big screen, they just want 1 handed use. The LG G2 pushes those limits to me so Samsung needs to be smaller (device dimensions) than that. The S is supposed to be the 'appeal to everyone' device and the Note is to be the push the limits device

33. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Exactly. I will not buy a 5.xx inch phone. Honestly, my 5.0 S4 is too big. I will not go bigger.

42. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No . Since few years they are NOT "getting bigger every year". Only the displays are bigger. No reason to believe this iRumor. No single reason Samsung to go for the cheap the ugly "premium" tin-can, too.

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Larger frame for accomodating front facing stereo speakers?

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Metal frame sounds sweet.

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

That guy should cut his nails...

12. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Maybe a woman, though.

16. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

can´t you see the diference between a man and woman hand?? lol

21. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

At least I really hope that's a mans hand. Other wise I feel really really bad for the woman lol.

37. techaman unregistered

not with asians and french lol

13. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

he has nasty nails lol

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

ok just waiting wave-like design from samsung... we have started to see leaked pics so s5 will be launched early 2014 I guess..

15. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Usually march i think

14. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Big gets bigger! When it's time gs5 is out get me the iphone 6 will trade u the s5!!!!

17. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It's a rectangle. Apple's gonna sue.

38. techaman unregistered

lol its a cell phone apple came up with that there gonna sue they will sue for anything to keep money coming in. i mean look ther going to big screen phones just like all the rest because they know that what people want and sam and others are making money in that area

18. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I am guessing there are no complaints with the size, but when it was the Lumia 1520 there are a whole bunch of complaints.......galaxy are getting bigger every year, note 4 will be 6 inch or more soon and when that happens......I want all those same Samsung people who write Lumia 1520 so big to write the same comments......I have a feeling there will be no complaints or we hear some really good excuses, whatever the responses are, I know there will be some hypocrites that day and it will be good to see who they are

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