Samsung Galaxy S5 metal frame allegedly leaked, may point to 5.3-inch display
posted by Michael H. / Nov 22, 2013, 10:30 AM
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.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
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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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
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 10:37 AM 25
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Yeah we have never heard that prediction about Apple before.... I don't think Apple has to worry.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 2:11 PM 1
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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 :)
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 5:02 PM 4
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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.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 10:37 AM 6
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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
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 4:40 PM 2
It's getting bigger every year! The GS6 will probably be 5.8 inches. Lol.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 10:37 AM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 10:51 AM 14
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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
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 1:18 PM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 4:47 PM 0
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That guy should cut his nails...
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 10:49 AM 4
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Maybe a woman, though.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 11:08 AM 0
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ok just waiting wave-like design from samsung... we have started to see leaked pics so s5 will be launched early 2014 I guess..
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 11:00 AM 0
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It's a rectangle. Apple's gonna sue.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 11:23 AM 3
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
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 3:16 PM 0
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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
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 11:49 AM 0
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