Samsung granted new design patent for a buttonless smartphone. Could it be related to the Galaxy S5?

The new patent shows a Galaxy-like handset that may have a fingerprint scanner on the back, and no hardware buttons on the front. It remains to be seen if the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 has anything to do with this...
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32 Comments

1. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Am waiting to see what comes out of the staples of LG, Samsung and HTC,, oo Sony you're in that mix too.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Looks like it's made of wood.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Moto x

18. Adithya7184 unregistered

lol...its just an paper sketch....and you are saying made of wood ROFL!!!

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

"This is not innovative, that's for sure..." Hmmm...

4. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

wouldn't placing the fingerprint scanner on a certain side bias the phone towards right or left handed people?

7. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

It would. But about 90% of people are right-handed. Samsung Galaxy S5 - designed for humans... just the right-handed ones.

10. Jayshmay

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 27, 2011

90%? Really?

25. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

i 'm left-handed :( nvm i never liked any samsung phone,atleast till now and i believe samsung will not "shock" me in this few year :P something like lg g2 would the best,good for both left and right handed people samsung become the new bezel king? on the picture,the bezel is really big

32. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Fingerprint scanner is on front, behind the screen and that rectangle is just too small for fingerprint scanner. Dont u think Sammy already considering that peoples dont want to sweep theirs finger through such small scanner. On top "sensor" is mostly the IR blaster. Right handed ones is just a biased comment and wont even bother to explain to a iDevice user.

12. thedeltaway

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

I'm left handed and I doubt I would really care which side it's on. I've gotten used to little things like that meant for right handed people

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This has already been done. It still has a button at the top to turn the phone on/off. It just got rid of the home button. It also has a volumn rocker lol!

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Volume* If the front looks like the G2 but upscaled, I swear I'll get it the day it comes out.

6. Teja171 unregistered

What a rubbish design. My Note ii looks much better.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're judging a design based off a generic design for a patent. Clever.

30. Teja171 unregistered

I think you have no work, rather than posting some stupid posts all the time.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Oh the irony. Full time college student with a job. You were saying?

11. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Finally LG G2 stands on its own way. Yeah, finally Samsung's next flagships would be inspired by LG's G2 design. Proud to be G2 owner.

13. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It looks like Sammy's stock prices are going to drop some more

17. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If that's the final design made of plastic. ( I hope it's wood or metal )

15. amirxd

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

In my opinion a good Android phone should have metal budy and stock android. It seems S5 may come with metal budy but I'm not sure if there will be any Google Play Edition version (like S4 GPE)! If they make a metal GPE S5, it would be PERFECT! But overall the S5 seems to be a beast in specs!

16. horriblesilence

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to see thinner bezels on the S5. Just saying.

19. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Looks Exactly like S4. Without the home button.

20. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

looks very bad, hope this not s5

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well its just not Galaxy anymore,they had their famous years.now its time for LG,Sony or HTC.

28. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

If design was everything, only HTC One & iPhone would sell the maximum and samsung would have less than 20% share.. but its the otherway round.. Samsung has maximum share & iphone + HTC One share is less than 20%...

22. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

s**tty design ! Why would they need a patent for such a s**tty design ? I thought they will launch an all new design with the s5 along with the new touch wiz. The concept designs which leaked on the internet are all really good with the thin bezels and all. I think Samsung should invite designs from the public if they can't do the job.

23. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

they went "back to the basics"

24. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

it looks like Galaxy S3 .. all rounded from sides, and also to the edges .. Samsung, you really need to look for a good design this time ..

26. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It looks like my GS4 in Spigen case. I like it!
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