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Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept Gives Glimpse of the Galaxy Device From Our Dreams

Galaxy S5 Concept

Plenty of people out there are currently creating concepts and theoretical wish lists for what features they are hoping to see on Samsung’s 2014 flagship device, the Galaxy S5. With Samsung openly talking about 64-bit Octa processors and even curved 4K displays, it definitely has us a bit excited for what is in store for the future of mobile. 

Posted on their YouTube channel, O2GuruTV released their idea of what they would like to see from the Galaxy S5. To say that this concept looks like an absolute dream device is a bit of an understatement. The phone they detail features a futuristic 64-bit Octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16MP shooter, 4,000mAh battery, a curved 2K HD 2560 x 1440 display, a less-intrusive version of TouchWiz running atop Android 4.4, and other miscellaneous top tier specs.

If we come back down to reality for a moment though, we would have to say that while this device looks quite special, there are a few things we can probably check off as not being a part of the upcoming GS5. While the 64-bit processor and 3GB of RAM sound about right, and even the 16MP shooter could be onboard, Samsung throwing in a curved 2K HD display seems more like a “down the road” feature. While we don’t doubt that they are eventually coming to the mainstream, we still think that this feature would be more probable in 2015 or even 2016. Of course, we don’t exactly know what Samsung has in store, but we’d be more than happy to have this phone sit happily in our pockets.

What about you? Let’s hear your wish list for next year’s Galaxy S5 – does it look like this?

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Via: AndroidSPIN

  • mcdonsco

    I hope it doesn’t have a flexi-glass screen…I am no fan of them as I don’t see the point (until you can REALLY bend it/twist it etc without damaging it, then I can see the point, until then, it’s just beta hardware to me)…

    Also, I’m hoping they keep the screen at 1080p as anything more than that is not detectable by the human eye and will just further tax resources and thus battery life on the device; just seems stupid/gimmicky to go any higher.

  • Blue Sun

    The Samsung phone of my dreams does not include Touchwiz.

  • Blueninja12

    Why is everyone talking about the Moto X the discussion is supposed to be about the Samsung Galaxy St

  • Steveo

    HAHAHAHAH this video is ridiculous. This is a $3,000 phone that can be made in maybe 2016.

  • Nick

    Why would anyone want a curved display? I understand that this is a relatively “break-through” capability (so it’s “cool”), but I don’t see any benefit from it – other than maybe the mic being closer to your mouth – which isn’t really needed these days because of noise-cancelling.

  • Sam Glxy

    Perfect smartphone….
    http://www.samsungs5now.com

  • TSON1

    “Aluminium body”
    “Samsung”

    Pick one.

  • jim

    Whats up with the curve screens? i would want a flat phone, fits in pocket better

  • Adrynalyne

    Looks like a Kotex.

    http://www.healthykin.com/images/Product/large/646.jpg

    Separated at birth?

  • Dorian Brooks

    Screen curves the WRONG way. No HOME button. Not ENOUGH TouchWiz. This is SOOO NOT a Samsung device.
    *Typed in my sarcasm font*

  • Rich Flores

    This isn’t a troll comment, but I really want to know what the appeal is to the curved screen?

    Does it serve an actual purpose?

    • Adrynalyne

      More absorption.

  • Brenden Keene

    Haha never going to happen. Samsung and aluminium? Nope. TouchWiz that isn’t super ugly? Hell no. No home button? Insanity. Good idea for HTC though.

  • acashe42

    this phone would be probably be upwards about $800 off contract

  • Justen DeBowles

    But Samsung is the Devil…right? Samsung and Verizon right? The Two that carried android this far in america? The devil right?
    /s

    This device sounds pretty nice though.

  • Ryan

    Straight rip of the LG Flex. Samsung wants to get sued again I see.

    • Prototype

      First thing I thought when I saw the LG G2 was that it looks like an SIII/4. Good artists borrow, great artists steal and all that jazz.

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    I have no desire for a 4k screen at that size (or the power required to keep it running)… and I have no desire for a curved display.

    So….yeah.

    • Chris

      Say that again in 5-10 years when battery life and performance on phones improves.

      • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

        10 years ago I was using a Nextel, so I have no doubt tech will evolve. But today, tomorrow and next year, I am not interested.

        Just my preference. Doesn’t have to be yours.

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    Wait, flexible screen AND aluminum body? Um… sure.
    I hate concepts. They’re pointless unless they come from a REAL OEM.

  • Rodeojones000

    The phone could have 20 GB of RAM and with TouchWiz onboard it would still be laggy as hell.

  • sonicemerald

    ….and apple will sue for the bending phone. (iphone 5s battery warps the phone i hear…)

  • markslomski

    Maybe they should focus on updating their current *Flagship* phones before they come up with the next big (small) thing. I’m now to OS’s behind with my note 2 had to root and install 4.3 leak just to be close to up to date. Thanks for nothing Sammy. I hold in my hand a $700 paperweight. Nexus 5 here I come, done waiting for sammy to get their act together.

    • tuname1t

      first world problems

      • hkklife

        Keep in mind Samsung’s update track record, thus far, is behind only Motorola. They definitely have done a better job over the past 18-24 months supporting their products than HTC or LG.
        Samsung is particularly good about updating their Wi-Fi tablets (eventually) and their unlocked devices. Look how the GS2 has had a long run of updates and the GS3 just got 4.3 and may not be finished yet. Oddball orphan devices like the Skyrocket and Droid Charge are abandoned partially because of carrier mandates or exclusivity.
        Now, what Samsung REALLY needs to do is a top-to-bottom total overhaul of TouchWiz and make it available for the current crop of devices (at least GS4 and up). Make ALL of the TW bloatware/excessive features either installed from the Play Store or somehow optional components. It still looks like it’s stuck in the Gingerbread era. Look what Moto did what the skin formerly known as Blur for an example on how to do it properly.
        The only thing I hate worse than the TW aesthetic is all of the useless novelty features, push services and media scanners running in the background.

        • tuname1t

          Agreed, i was referring to the VERY capable Note 2 being referred to as a $700 paperweight. Also I believe nearly everyone on this site knows that a Nexus/New Moto, are the ONLY phones one can confidently assume will get timely (<1 month) updates.

          • markslomski

            I refer to my note 2 as a paper weight out of frustration really. It is a very capable phone and I’m still glad I made the purchase I would just like to have the the newest OS without having to buy the newest Samsung device. I’ll survive just fine with rooting and putting the leak 4.3 on my phone. People take things way to seriously on here.

          • tuname1t

            I totally understand on the frustration part. Slow/non-existent OEM updates are what turned me to the Nexus brand. Living through phones like the T-Bolt and Bionic opened my eyes as what to expect from OEM updates. I just get surprised here when I see others with heavily skinned year old devices wondering why its taking so long for theirs.

            As for taking everything to seriously, I’m sorry if I misconstrued your post. It is the interwebz after all and we don’t always have the luxury of tone as it relates to the post. I’m as guilty as anyone in this regard and have made posts that made sense to me but were taken in a completely different direction/context by others.

          • markslomski

            I agree it’s hard to read a tone over the internet. I got turned on to Samsung by my wife who had an old android and hers was updated before mine, I believe it actually was the bionic and frustrated I figured a phone like the note 2 would also be updated timely being it a monster phone and all. But boy was I wrong lol.

          • tuname1t

            You would think that it would be updated with specs like that, but unfortunately OEMs have left me to adopt the “I’ll believe it when I see it,” attitude. Best of luck with this and future updates.

    • Tyler

      Really? It’s a paperweight because it’s only on 4.1 or 4.2? Really?

    • Chris

      wow is me….

    • Adrynalyne

      #firstworldproblems

      People are starving to death every day, but you don’t have the latest Android. That is terrible!

      • markslomski

        Some people I think are on the wrong site last i knew this wasn’t to discuss the world’s hunger problems it was about Android.

  • Nagini

    PLEASE NO!! :( SCREENS SHOULD STAY FLAT!! :(

    • beng8686

      Agree!!

    • Guest

      Just like the Earth!

      • Adrynalyne

        That implies the Earth was once fla…..ahhh, I see what you did there.

        I don’t agree though.

  • Shadowstare

    I highly doubt I’d ever get a Samsung phone again….but those specs are very very interesting. They seem like overkill honestly, but i’m not going to turn down a 2560 x 1440 display on my phone.

    Personally, I’d rather have double or triple the battery life over a processor, ram and significant display bump.

  • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

    Why the heck do people think they need a megapixel count higher than 10-12. It’s about the lens, sensor, and software. Not the megapixel count.

    • ChrisI

      A 4mp camera with the absolutely best lens, sensor and software will be better than a 16mp camera with the same support? At some point, the MP’s do matter.

      • Ivo Shandor

        My Canon Powershot G3 disagrees. I know it’s not a phone, but lens, sensor and software CAN trump megapixels.

      • anna willoughby

        If all that is identical, then sure it does come down to MP at that point..but that’s not what Mr. Delaney was talking about. You are arguing against a point no one tried to make.

    • Neil Fujiwara

      Steve Jarvis has taken some amazing photos using an iPhone 3G. Most photograph is lighting and composition. Most of the time we don’t consider the lighting because we rely on the sensor to compensate.

  • Leif Sikorski

    I highly doubt that they would be able to throw a 4000mah battery into a device with a curved display without making the device even larger than the note is.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    4000 mAH? In your dreams… S4 only had 2600. what’d the S3 have

  • http://www.mecha-digital.com/ Jason@MechaDigital

    They’re running out of specs to throw at these things.

  • Carlton Crasher

    Curved Display…Stupid and serves no real world purpose….i can step on my phone without breaking it, that would be destroyed by many things falling on it or being stepped on stupidest idea ever, will definitely not buy if something like that came from samsung…4K? Idiots…but like all things, will sell because its a gimmick.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      They have to market it as Ultra HD

    • droidify

      You mad bro?

      • Carlton Crasher

        Kinda lol…I know its speculation but I couldn’t own a phone like that if it came into fruition. I would break it immediately, but then again I didn’t buy an s4 when I was ready to replace my s3. A nexus 5 was it… I’d just hope they wouldn’t do that to an s5…maybe a ‘special’ version of it

        • anna willoughby

          Did you see the video of the LG G Flex?

          • Carlton Crasher

            Hmm, you know i did watch it, and then i forgot about it…I’m used to grabbing the latest and greatest, but i think i’d wait for a second generation…so maybe the s5 could be that?

  • John

    64 bit octa-core processor… Oh wait except us variants, we’ll give you a quad-core

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Ill take the Snapdragon 805 over 64 bit.

  • Mike Hilal

    Samsung, y u curve?

  • j

    I do not want a 2K display in a screen size around 5″. Nearly imperceptible gain over 1080p for an unavoidable drop in performance (driving more pixels takes more processing juice).

    • anna willoughby

      I thought that said 4k at first. You’re right – 2K is pointless, although I’m not sure the performance drop would be all that significant.

  • DRAF_Werd

    I got a fever, and the only prescription is Verizon branding.

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 mrfrodo24

    Holy G Flex

  • Lenfred Dueck

    Please no curved display Sammy! I’m begging you!

  • Jeremy Gentry

    I think my dreams SAT ON THIS PHONE

  • rdunajewski

    Can someone remind me why a phone screen needs 4K resolution? Can we also drop the 4K misnomer shenanigans and just call it 2160p?

    • Omar Amer

      nah, not good marketing. people like big numbers. big numbers sell, even if they are almost meaningless. 4K sells more than 2160p.

      • anna willoughby

        I think more than big numbers, people like simplicity. “4k” “2k” etc is a lot easier for people to remember and digest than “1080p” “720p” and so on. It’s all marketing, one is just older than the other.

  • Colton

    So…i’m just gonna go ahead and throw the idea of less-intrusive touchwiz out…sounds good though :/

  • Shane Redman

    “Less intrusive TouchWiz….”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA………….HA!

    • gregmr

      BloatJizz

  • Daniel

    if it was really the device from our dreams it would have a MicroSD slot, camera button, and also come in a smaller screen size with a qwerty slider

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Samsung is very good about adding in microSD slots, so given this is simply an artist render, you can probably bet on there being a space for expandable storage.

    • Stone Cold

      Those of us that love Qwerty sliders have been given the finger by all OEM’s

    • ChrisI

      I got goosebumps reading that. I do miss a physical QWERTY (shut up SwiftKey fanboys). 4.3″ w/Snap 800, 2gb RAM, LTE, cam button with sick camera, removable battery, expandable storage, no TW or menu buttons. Sign me up.

      • hkklife

        Moto, take the Photon Q formfactor. Squeeze in a Maxx-style battery and put in a slightly spec-bumped X8 architecture and Moto X innards. Moto X-level camera is sufficient but be sure to retain a physical camera button. Go with the biggest possible screen size possible with virtual buttons (4.6″?) and minimal bezel. Make it available on all carriers.

        Give it a massive marketing push (pay off all the bloggers Moto X style again) and capture all of the fleeing BB users and corporate accounts. And for good measure, GUARANTEE a minimum level of support and months of updates no matter what. Then assemble ‘em in the Texas assembly plant and offer a handful of customizable colors and maybe corporate branding. An American-made QWERTY slider, properly executed, could be the sleeper hit of the year.

    • KleenDroid

      Samsung usually gives us an SD card which is nice. I wish they all did.

    • anna willoughby

      I liked this until the “smaller screen size / qwerty slider” bit. I used to be way into the sliders until I got TouchPal (not swift key, which sucks so hard, I don’t get how it’s so high-rated). Camera buttons should be on all smartphones, though, IMO.

  • Disqus_n00b

    What is the benefit of curved screens?

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      They’re just doing it because they can lol

    • CarlosDanger

      Some women get more pleasure from it

      • Mike Hilal

        Carlos just won the internet.

    • Carlton Crasher

      you can break it the first time you have to lift something and set it on your legs to do so…

      • anna willoughby

        ….just put it upside down on one leg. Then it’s even less likely to fall than a flat phone (which, frankly, don’t stay on legs too well either).

        • Carlton Crasher

          OK misunderstanding lol…I mean when the phone is facedown in my pocket like it should be I’m always lifting things…never broken a phone doing this…but I’m concerned with a curved phone that pressure from lifting stuff against my pants would stress the curve till it broke… Get whatbim saying now…I know I worded it stupid

          • anna willoughby

            Ah, yeah I get it. I would think that if it was a rigid curved display, but I don’t think that’s the way phones are going. Plus, if you turn it sideways when you put it in your pocket, I would think it would be even more secure since it would lay flatter against your legs, spreading any pressure from the front or back of the device out across the whole, or at least a larger portion, of the phone’s surface rather than just the center point like on a flat phone, so even a rigid curved device would (if my admittedly basic understanding of this sort of thing is correct) be safer with a slight curve to it.

          • Paul

            Who puts their phone in their pants pocket sideways? My phone would never fit like that.

          • anna willoughby

            Most females and anyone else who wears tight pants with pockets that are more horizontally oriented. Most skinny jeans’ pockets are short and fat, not long and thin, so phones must go sideways at all times lest they get excited and try to leap from their hidey-hole when you’re not looking.

    • j

      conforms to your face when making calls, more closely mimics the natural arc of your thumb them swiping up and down..

      So, basically nothing worthwhile.

    • anna willoughby

      Fits in tight pants better with less likelihood of a bulge, more pleasant feel in the hand, fits the face. I think really, it’s down to personal preference. Don’t worry, every single phone on the market won’t suddenly be curved…Just the cool ones. :)

      • EC8CH

        “less likelihood of a bulge, more pleasant feel in the hand, fits the face”

        That’s what you said

        you=she

  • Ryan Gullett

    I guess metal has a chance. But no way we are getting a 4000 mAh battery. The specs are scaled to high. They wouldn’t have any left for the S6.

    • hkklife

      Prediction for the S5: KitKat 4.4 atop the same ol’ Touchwiz, 64-bit Exynos CPU and/or Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM, LTE-A, 5.25″ screen (probably still 1080P), 16MP camera, USB 3.0 connectivity, wireless charging standard, improved but still plasticky materials (ala Note 3), 32GB storage for most markets as the entry level. Probably the final generation with removable storage and battery (2750mAh?).

      I think it’ll take one more generation before we see major revolutionary changes such as a flexible or curved screen, onscreen buttons, or a totally revamped TW in the mainstream Galaxy S.

      • Ryan Gullett

        Did the Note 2 and S3 have the same RAM? I don’t know if the S5 will get 3GB RAM. It comes down to if Samsung is going to go major spec bumps, or major physical change. Doubt we see a major change in both. If they go with a more metal look, then I don’t see that much changing in specs.

  • n11

    “From our dreams”
    Eh, kinda.
    Get rid of touchwiz, and improve the construction build of the phone.

    • KleenDroid

      Owning the phone I always wonder what people mean by the construction of the phone.

      The phone is great and I think someone said this once and many just repeat what they read.

    • Dave

      The construction comments are absurd. I’ve dropped my GN2 and my S4 dozens of times with nothing more than a hair line scratch on the plastic and nothing worse.

    • Justin W

      The look of this device, with a more KitKat-ty feeling, as in, less TouchWiz, more clean Android, and it may be a good option for some. As it stands, TouchWiz seems to be the major problem of their devices (in my opinion, of course), and the plastic doesn’t do too well either (in fact, the power button on my Note 3 has recessed already after having it for only a month, and the back is surprisingly scratched quite a bit). Aluminum/stronger plastic (like the Moto X) would be ideal.

  • Spotmonkey

    Give me more than 3GB of ram. I want to see this jump up to 4 or 6gig with this phone.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Even with all that touchwiz will still lag

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Honestly, I’m waiting to see what Motorola does as a follow up to the Moto X.

    • Devon Delcourt

      So much this. The Moto X is virtually perfect. Hopefully they don’t change the size of the device and just figure out a way to pack in a better battery, camera, screen, and chip.

      • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

        How can it be perfect if the screen, battery, camera and chip aren’t good enough?

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Haha I was going to comment “So a virtually perfect device, that needs everything changed.”

        • Devon Delcourt

          There are always incremental upgrades to be had. The core of the device and the premise behind it are perfect. As far as their follow up, I hope they just bump up the specs a bit and leave the rest alone.

      • Eric R.

        I’d like a 5″ display

        • michael arazan

          And while all new phones will have the new qualcomm 2.5 processors Moto will get the s800 hopefully. But doesn’t really matter anymore to me, because the only reason I wanted a larger processor was to handle flash videos and now flash doesn’t even work on 4.4 now. Would be nice if sites would update to html video players. I watch extended interviews from daily show, needs flash, and other sites for free tv and videos from the net.

      • Tim Buchanan

        “better battery, camera, screen, and chip”
        So…basically a totally different phone?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Im not. All this hype, only to be disappointed

      • Riz Virani

        What’s exactly disappointing from the Moto X?

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Personally, I think the Moto X is a great phone. Yes, there are a few things I would have liked to see, but the phone runs well, seems to be built well, and overall seems great if you aren’t hung up on specs. That being said, I think if they teamed their chipset up with a snapdragon 805, increased the screen by .1 inch or so, decreased the bezel a little bit, increased the battery size, and put in a flex screen (no need to curve it), maybe even ad an OIS camera, you have a winner on all fronts, but I’d settle for just a slightly faster CPU with their chipset and a better battery!

        • MistaButters

          decreased the bezel a little bit

          LOL! They have the smallest bezel I’ve ever seen on a phone.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I know, I’m just saying they could maybe take a little off the top and bottom and increase the screen size a little while leaving it roughly the current size which fits in the hand great!

          • zurginator

            Actually it’s the same size as everyone else, it just gives the illusion of being smaller because of the plastic ring.

            And that’s actually a good thing. The larger the plastic ring around the phone, the less likely the glass is to shatter.

          • MistaButters

            Hold the phone next to a One X. Or One. Both have 4.7″ screens. Come back and tell me what you see.

          • zurginator

            HTC devices have always had large bezels. The G2 has a smaller bezel than the X, and I think the S4 does too.

    • Ryan Gullett

      I have been thinking this for a while. I don’t think this phone will hit major popularity until its second go around.

      • EC8CH

        Motomaker should launch across all carriers from day one next time too.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I think there might be a number of people sitting around watching how Motorola treats the Moto X with updates too, before they jump in. I know if Motomaker is available day one for their next flagship, and it has as much innovation as the Moto X I will probably jump right in seeing as they seem to have their updates together now.

    • MistaButters

      Even though I bought a N5, I have an upgrade coming in May. If the Moto X2 can put a 5″ 1080p display into a tiny frame and give me all day battery life without having to toggle airplane mode once, I will bite.

  • patrick

    Getting rid of plastic will make me stay Samsung. Hulk need man phone.

  • PyroHoltz

    No physical home button…but no on screen keys either….what is this witch craft?

    • hkklife

      It’s the Palm Pre S5!

      • possomcrast1

        Palm Pre’s were such underrated and under utilized devices.

        • hkklife

          Underrated in some ways but also totally half-baked and unpolished in so many other areas. I miss the upstart young Palm Palm of the early Hawkins days, yes, but honestly they began their fade to oblivion starting in 1998 or 1999 or so.

          Going back to why I called the above render the Pre S5—that gesture area + button were ridiculous. The gesture area was simply Palm’s way to cheapen out and sidestep not having a larger screen. There’s no excuse for not doing as much as possible onscreen even back then in 2009. By the time a lightbulb went off and HP tried to change it under WebOS 3.x it was way too late.

          • calculatorwatch

            I almost got a Pre until I realized no one else was getting them and therefore there would be no developer support. Really liked webOS though and I think it even made the small screen work out okay. It’s too bad HP couldn’t salvage it because it really was amazing, I think OS’s nowadays are just finally starting to surpass what Palm did 4 years ago in terms of style and functionality.

  • droidrazredge

    This highly resembles a LG Gflex a lot. I wonder if Samsung will call this the Galaxy S5flex……

  • htowngtr

    hahaha

  • Tony Byatt

    Die TouchWiz, Die!

  • JBartcaps

    Were you watching in 144p when you captured that screenshot?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Took the screenie with a toaster.

  • Adrynalyne

    ….First?

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Doesn’t matter when comments are sorted by highest votes

      • jbegs

        You can change the order of the comments with the dropdown arrow. I personally like Best list. If you choose oldest, he is first. Still a dumb comment as it doesn’t benefit the discussion at all. I down-voted him for just being dumb.

        • Adrynalyne

          You know whats funny about these comments of not adding to the discussion? They are always hypocritical. I downvoted you for being a hypocrite.

      • Adrynalyne

        I said first, not top of the list…

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      12?

    • Adrynalyne

      Awww, I got a pity upvote! Thanks guest!