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Is This a Photo Taken With a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)?

Pretty amazing, right? Amazon has you covered if you’d like to frame it. No? Oh, you want to know what exactly it is that you are looking at? According to @evleaks – and EXIF data found attached to the image – this could be the first photo taken with the Samsung Galaxy S5 that is on its way to Verizon. If anything, the color scheme is on point. 

The original photo was uploaded to Flipboard some 20 days ago, with @evleaks believing that it was taken with a 16MP sensor. As I mentioned already, the EXIF data does point to a Samsung device under model number SM-G900V, a model number that has been attached to a number of GS5 leaks. The “V” at the end could very well mean “Verizon,” with others like G900A and G900S meaning AT&T and Sprint, respectively. And that’s really all we know from this beautiful photo.

When it comes to Galaxy rumors, some times we’ll take anything, as Samsung has become quite good at keeping their new flagships secret for the most part up until just before launch.

Other rumors point to the Galaxy S5 sporting a 2K display, Snapdragon processed clocked at 2.5GHz, and potentially utilizing anything from a fingerprint to iris scanner. According to a Samsung executive, the device should launch by April.

Via:  @evleaks [original image]
  • Ant

    The image is a close up of the red Verizon logo on the S5.

  • dizel123

    This photo screams of mid-range specs. I smell an Apple lawsuit coming.

    • Ej McCarty

      dafaq are you talking about?

  • Scott in MA

    My contract with VZW is up in July. I am looking forward to see what exists then. I still like my S3 so the S5 is on my radar.

  • Gr8Ray

    One thing we know for sure from this picture is that they placed the camera somewhere inconvenient, and likely to be covered by your finger.

    • Chris

      You don’t say?

  • chris_johns

    Yess now i cant wait to see all the dumb blondes on stage talking and taking photos of eachother, giggling on how clear n good their makeup looks on the super clear screen during samsungs ever so fantastic unpacking event….s/

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Finally! Some NEW LEAKS! …. I don’t care if it’s real or not I’m just craving any new news about NEW Devices lol. MWC is less than a month away bring on the LEAKS

  • akhnaten

    Based on the quality of that picture, it must be an android phone*. That is actually a picture of Samsung Electronics President Oh-Hyun Kwon enjoying a day at the beach.

    * I love android phones, but I am not going to fool myself about the quality of the cameras.

  • ITGuy11

    Aren’t Samsung vzw phones typically SCH-xxxx model numbers.

    • Tirionfive


      SCH = Samsung CDMA Handset.

  • crazed_z06

    OMG 16MP Camera! This sucks! Who needs 16MP?! I hate specs!

  • Philip J. Fry

    I know which device I won’t be getting.

    • chris_johns

      this guy…this guy gets it

  • ahhh yes

    new metal design leaked for the s12 You can clearly see the space for the camera and the hinge allowing the flex display to move

    • Christian Trevor Clauss

      Those dirty fingernails doe.

    • dizel123

      two words…Mani Cure

    • Ej McCarty

      The hands are grossing me out bro.

  • Dan

    S5 probably running android 4.3. (with 4.4 coming soon)

  • DJyoSNOW

    Sounds like to much of a phone and I bet for the price. I hope it brings down the retail on other devices.

  • Jose Luis Perales

    Hopefully it has an OIS.

  • T4rd

    I hope some OEMs produce a decent camera on thier phones this year. It’s exceptionally rare for an Android phone to have a decent camera still.

    • John Legere

      Sure wish Nokia had the chance too.

    • dizel123

      there are plenty of decent cameras on phones. No exceptional ones, but plenty of decent ones

      • T4rd

        I don’t think there’s really any Android phones that compete well with the latest Nokia and iPhones. The Xperia Z1 is about the only one right now that I can think of and it’s not even avilable in the US outside of T-Mobile I think.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    That bezel!!!

  • Daistaar

    Are we still under the assumption that the headphone jack is on the bottom or was that chasis bunk? This old man isn’t big on change!

  • Yaniv

    It’s Beautiful!!!

  • ToddAwesome

    In other news, it snowed in Georgia.

    • John Legere

      My cousin was stuck in traffic for over 15 hours.

      • ToddAwesome

        I love when 2 inches of snow brings the south to it’s knees, like Sherman.

        • John Legere

          Pretty crazy

        • Scott

          I got the day off work… I’m not complaining.

          • ToddAwesome

            Gotta love an adult snow day!

          • flosserelli

            Same here. I saw some flurries but they melted when they hit the ground. Only in the South can you get a “snow day” without snow.

          • Higher_Ground

            Yeah had yesterday off and it didn’t snow until 8 pm, about 6hrs after they predicted. I thought it was a bit of an overreaction until I saw what happened in Atlanta.

        • AlpaXray

          I hate living and working in Colorado at this point. We’re used to the snow at this point. I work at a call center and we’re taking all the overflow from the states that have their sites closed down.

        • Liderc

          Our local government agencies don’t have the resources ready to keep the roads salted and clear. Buses don’t have proper tires, roads are smaller. There’s quite a few reasons snow affects us so much.

          • ToddAwesome

            Naturally. That doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it!

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        Was he one of them ones that votes down transit funding?

        • John Legere

          Boo hoo

    • jbworldwide1

      Except it was the ice that screwed up everything in a city ill prepared to handle it. Hell, most of us Northerners can’t handle driving on sheets of ice but I digress…

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Yeah, we have a site in North Carolina that got half an inch of snow, over half the people called off and most others took 3-4 hours extra to get in. Up here in Ohio we got another 6 inches and weren’t even phased by it.

      • Justin W

        You have to think, though, most of these places down south don’t get snow often, and aren’t prepared to handle it (i.e. snow plows, gravel trucks, etc.).

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Well, I know, at least in the city I live, the plows usually don’t start now until after the storm is passed/passing, so the roads were not salted or plowed here when I left for work this morning. They should be cleared by the time I get home. I realize, I am used to driving in snow now, but I don’t get how people can’t drive in snow. I remember last year I was visiting my buddy in Las Vegas and they got a little over an inch of snow. I was having zero problem driving around, but the town was pretty much closed for a couple hours till the sun came out and melted the snow. People running off the roads and all that. It was just sad.

  • htowngtr

    Will be a good device on Google Play again.

    • Steve B

      Only without hardware keys.

      • htowngtr

        Well, I was operating under that assumption. I think the camera and interchangeable battery are nice options on a GPE device (I own the N5 anyway so….)

      • only with Hardware Keys

        • John Legere


  • John Legere

    There’s no Verizon watermark.

    • MichaelFranz

      stare long enough…its like a magic eye picture..

      • John Legere

        I’m sure it is

    • PriceIsWrongBeeyoch

      Wah wah wah….

      That joke is about as old and stale as you switching your profile on here every other month.

      • John Legere

        Somebody is on their period, i see.

        • PriceIsWrongBeeyoch

          Your baby’s Daddy?

  • MichaelFranz

    Slowly getting more excited for the new HTC and Samsung flagships…

    1) HTC supposedly dicthing the button set up in favor on on screen. Probably one of the biggest Tech-enthusiast complaints.
    2) Samsung supposedly dicthing the plastic design in favor of a more durable one, plus a touchwiz resign.

    While this isnt the only new news on them its what im excited to see. We know both will add some useless and maybe some useful software enhancements but hopefully they give something just as interesting as Moto did with active display and touchless control.

    Here’s to hoping they both get it right

    • I think this year might be amazing in terms of flagships. I think Samsung does something different. I think HTC will be awesome with on-screen buttons. And I think Moto will up their game ever more on a spec-front, with all the other goodies. It’s going to be awesome.

      • MichaelFranz

        Agreed,…..now just what device to wait for and get 🙂

      • Steve B

        Are you saying that you know HTC is shifting to on screen buttons, or you just think they will and they’ll be awesome for it?

      • Dale

        I sure hope so – I am still looking to replace my GNex. Rumors point to the possibility of Sony’s next flagship heading to Verizon as well.


        • Robert Willis

          I’m a fellow GNex’er still too. If Sony’s devices were on Verizon, I would have bought one in 2013. Lets hope things change in 2014.

          • Dale

            Wow, apparently there are a couple people here that don’t like Sony so much that they down-vote any comment in which they are mentioned.

      • Ryan

        What about LG? Why does LG never get love or treated like the red headed step child??

        • Higher_Ground

          my guess is because they never made a droid phone, and prior to the G2, they were pretty much ignored.

          IMO the G2 refresh and the Moto X refresh will be the most appealing if they listen to what people liked and disliked about 2013’s phones. Samsung and HTC could surprise me, but it seems like they’re not as focused on improving the things they did wrong in favor of trying to add something new and gimmicky.

          • akhnaten

            I would add that until recently (Nexus 4?) LG was famous for putting out cheap phones targeting the “value” end of the market.

        • trixnkix637

          And don’t they have one of the most horrendous update policies for their phones?

          • Ryan

            since 4.1 android updates havent been high on my list. Android doesnt FC on me anymore. were not on eclair or froyo anymore. and 98% of customers do not really care sorry.

          • TylerCameron

            Everyone cares about updates. Don’t be silly.

    • 4g63mark

      I’m VERY LEERY about the upcoming S5. I’m worried that they may just adopt the aluminum frame crap to make the HTC One cry babies happy. If Samsung ditches user replaceable batteries and or expandable storage to make them happy, I’ll be PISSED!!!! …….. I’m writing this from my GS4 that has full internal storage, a mostly full external SD card, and a Zero Lemon battery that lasts 2 full days on a charge.

    • bizzy gie

      The S3, Note 2, S4, and Note 3 have touchless controls.

  • Allen Yates

    Samsung trying to make some noise with this leak.

    • Yep, seeing what you did there. 😛

    • John Legere

      The plastic makes enough noise 😉

      • Daniel Mead

        I’m surprised you could hear anything over your own voice. How many cell towers did you have to stand under to get this page to even load?

    • Brian Utne

      haHA! I get it. 🙂

  • Jeff C

    Slow news day? 😉