Will the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Samsung Galaxy Note 4 look like this?

Will the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Samsung Galaxy Note 4 look like this?
Back in August, Samsung applied for a design patent with the USPTO. At the time, we thought that perhaps this would be for the then unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 3. But that wasn't the case. However, the Korean OEM did reapply for the design patent in December, using the same images. And that could mean that the sketches included with the application are revealing the look of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Because the drawing seems to show a slot to store an S Pen, we would lean toward this being the design for the next iteration of Samsung's phablet. But we should also keep in mind that if past is prologue, the Galaxy Note 4 will take its design cue from the Galaxy S5. In other words, even if this is a drawing of Sammy's next phablet, it still tells us plenty about its next Android flagship.

You might notice that the sketches do not show any hardware buttons, which would be an interesting departure from previous models. Also note the very thin bezel on the device. We have arranged a slideshow of the images that accompanied the patent application, and you're encouraged to check them out below.

source: USPTO via SammyToday, SamMobile

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  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



25. wanda036

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

I have the Samsung galaxy s4 I love it but im waiting for the Samsung galaxy s5 I just don't like the pre application that be on there that you not gone use I think if they leave that part open to the customers to choose I know this Samsung galaxy s5 would kill the market.

24. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Physical buttons are actually better

21. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

No ugly physical button? It would be great.

20. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and I'll be happier with stereo speakers

19. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

They can ditch the physical home button in favor of stereo front facing speakers.

18. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant believe that Samsung is finally going without soft buttons... the design looks good but i wonder how the S UI will be adapted to the curved screen(if the s5 has one).........

17. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

looks good.. I just hope Samsung doesn't ditch the physical button, and the off-screen capacitive buttons. I hated the on screen buttons my Nexus had.

26. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Sorry to say, i disagree

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Both S5 nad Note 4.

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Almost looks like it could be a Note 3 Active. It's kinda designed like the S4 Active, but has the slot for the S-Pen. It would be nice if they released one, but would also suck because it probably won't come out in time for me to upgrade to as well as probably won't be coming out on Sprint.

9. MaryAnn

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

Just to have curves please.. Cause Note 3 is a bit to square for most of us :)

7. Teja171 unregistered

3-sided display ?

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Htc one s ...is that you ?

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

HTC One S: Surprise motherfuka.

23. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Surprise bitch! I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me.

5. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

looks nice. especially 3rd picture looks cool. but I think device has curved display look at 7th picture right side has few bezel compared to left one ?? like prototype they show last year

4. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Definitely seeing a slight curve in the glass there...

11. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Where? I only see a flat display in all images. Round corners yes, ala Galaxy S3 + external case. Check images #6 & #7

22. talon95

Posts: 1012; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

The glass is definitely curved but in the images that show the screen location within the glass it is hard to tell if the screen extends to the edges that curve or not. Might still be a flat screen under glass/plastic that curves at the edges.

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

If anything, it's probably a Note because there is a stylus on the corner.

1. hackmanhtc1

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

This design is soo good!! Hope Galaxy S5 has this design.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

But there's a S-pen on the corner, don't tell me that the Galaxy S5 will have a S-pen. It's probably the Note 4.

10. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Actually there are two designs. Check images 1 & 5. They show different backs. One has a stylus and the other doesn't. So these might be the designs for S5 & Note 4.

14. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Well if u look closely there IS a slot for s pen in the first image........

15. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Yes indeed! I saw it after I posted my comment. LOL xD But there are two models, right? The speaker doesn't appear on image #5.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Galaxy f.

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