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Samsung Galaxy S5 in Three Colors Allegedly Photographed and Filmed Behind New Gear 2

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We are one day away from the official announcement and unveiling of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung, and of course, someone has already been able to snap a few pictures of the unreleased device. While someone close to Samsung was shooting a video of the Gear 2 smartwatch, it’s plain to see a new Samsung smartphone in three different colors sitting right behind the watch – is it the Galaxy S5? More than likely. 

From the video, it appears as though there are three colorways –  Gold, Black, and White. All we can see in the video is the top of the backside of the phone, and from just that, it appears that Samsung moved the LED flash to below the cameras, and the device is a bit more squareish.

Not much else to hype, as the device will be completely official tomorrow. Kellen and I will be live in NYC from Samsung’s event, so be sure to catch our liveblog tomorrow at 2pm EST.

Via: SamMobile | @Mucci82
  • Mike Scott

    I found original pictures of the S5, they look great, bigger than s4. take a look here. http://www.actualtecnologia.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-al-lado-del-note-3-y-el-s4/

  • picrthis

    I’m not sure were you got your S4 from but the flash on my copy of the S4 is right beneath the camera lens too, the S5’s appears to be a little different BUT I don’t see where they moved it……..??

  • MK17

    Too bad the iPhone will be them to 6G.

  • Leo

    looks like the S5 will have a huge camera bump there….

  • Tyler

    So much for headphone jack on bottom. :/

  • chris_johns

    I love android n almost everything android…but samsung is absolutly pathetic…why ill never buy one ever…white/black/gold…i hope apple sues the pants off them

  • jbdan

    Disappointing S5 leaks indeed. Wow

  • Orion

    And TW still looks the same if you look at the latest leaks…..smh.

  • AndroidAce

    Not being a hater but I dont understand the hype surrounding samsung phones. I had a Galaxy Nexus and S4 and for one, samsung’s build quality is not the best Ok, so Samsung produces phones that contain the best processor and removable storage and battery. +3 points. However, IMO when I buy a phone, not only do I look at specs, but also design. I refuse to buy a phone that looks similar to the last phone I had. Albeit, there arent many options to consider when designing a phone, but I really feel like Samsung is following the footsteps of Apple: Release a new phone every year that LOOKS the same with all the gimicky features and added bloatware

  • jpippo4

    Flash is different. Also, the head phone jack is on the other side. Seems to me raised as well…

  • RiceCake

    How funny would it be if they didnt unveil it tomorrow and it was 5 new tablets or something. I would get a good chuckle.

  • Alec

    Yup, looks nothing like a GS4 at all…way to switch things up Samsung.

  • Nicholas Armondo Martinez

    I love my Galaxy S4 and can’t wait to get the Galaxy S5.

    • Tim242

      Same here!

  • Chris

    Kids these days…..

  • Kenne Phimmasonsouk

    They’re in the trend like apple only making minor improvements over a new design. I guess the saying is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

    • Chris

      like HTC or LG?

  • j

    Just wait till they announce it is not running Android but the new Samsung junk.

    • Tim242

      You are an idiot if you believe that. The intelligence around here is lacking lately. Do you even know why their new watches run Tizen?

      • Serf33

        I haven’t had time to research fully the switch to Tizen. I’m hoping there are benefits to usability, but would appreciate if you could share a quick rundown on the switch

  • Brian Utne

    A white one, a black one, and a gold one.

    Where does this sound familiar?…. Is their black going to be called Space Grey? Good-ol Sammy…lol. Glad I have a Nexus 5 now.

    • hkklife

      “Space grey”? Of course not! Samsung will call it “Galaxy Grey!” or perhaps “Galactic Grey” and really wow everyone with their innovation! The gold one might be a continuation of the Rose Gold Note 3 that just recently launched. At any rate, I just want KitKat for my Verizon Note 3!

      • Brian Utne

        Hahahaha Galaxy Grey is a good one! Galaxy Gold doesn’t sound half bad either. 🙂

    • Tim242

      Samsung had a gold colored phone waaaaaay before Apple ever did. I’m glad you have a device with a horrible camera that has a charging cable made of poisonous lead. But, the colors of a phone, that’s what makes you shake your head. You sir are an idiot…with all due respect of course.

      • chris_johns

        eh…im inclined to agree with my brian…i dont care what u did 8 years ago when you werent relevant…apple came out with the exact same color scheme and everyone talked it up bc it was dif for an iphone…now these phones look nothing but like chinese knock offs you buy on canal street…or should i say korean knock offs

  • iScream4
  • Kyle Cordiano

    Lets hope their UI is updated.

  • DERP

    I’m nowhere near an Apple fanboy but can Samsung copy them more? Now they have a gold color too. Ridiculous.

    • Daistaar
      • chris_johns

        lmaooo…please just stop it…we are talking flagship phones here the ones that matter and people know about…not some dinky flip phone not a god damn person in america ever heard about lol come on…samsung is blatntly copying

        • Daistaar

          I don’t think you know what first means. It’s not something you can pick and choose to acknowledge. To quote, “if you’re not first, you’re last.”

          • chris_johns

            I made a custom nextel i950 gold case years ago for my phone…does that mean samsung copied me?

          • Daistaar

            I’ll tell you what: the moment Samsung makes a gold case I’ll say they ripped you off. Actually, we’ll wait for Apple to release a gold case, then Samsung can release theirs, then we’ll say they ripped off Apple, not you. Better?

          • chris_johns

            Your misunderstanding my use of case…shell maybe a better word? Thr actual phone itself…i used to customize nextel phones when i was younger for people changing the phones themselves colors n such ringtones lights n all that nonsense that was cool before smartphones…good ol days

          • Daistaar

            Holy crap! Took me back to my custom beeper shell days LOL. I miss my little clear PR flag beeper LOL. Wow!!!

          • chris_johns

            Haha i wish i could like this 100x

    • Tim242

      Deep. Samsung did it first. Who cares though…it’s a color. Go get laid, or something.

    • Obama’s_Tranny_Wife

      You be gay [email protected]. Apple has copied much of android and apple fans are just conformist noobs who can’t handle a real phone that you can customize and is not policed by a company who says what you can and cant do with a phone and crappy itunes software

      • chris_johns

        stop it

  • Tim242

    It’s S5 Eve! I want the white version, and not a month later than other carriers, K Verizon? Good. Now take my $700 and I’ll keep taking that unlimited.

  • KID ANDROID

    Looks to be thicker than the S4 which hopefully means a nice large battery. Hopefully that’s mat painted carbon fiber which will make the phone light but more durable than metal. Liking the dual flash as well.
    I don’t know what ppl want in a design that’s already one of the best for a very comfortable device to hold. Yes the curved back devices are even better for that but with HTC and Moto doing that Samsung would just be hit with ppl saying they were copying those other manufacturers. No matter what you do you can’t please those looking for the reasons to talk down a device.

  • Nicholas Slaughter

    There is a YouTube video of the spigen case for a gs5 and it looks the same as this.

  • “We can only see a third of one side of the phone – let’s all hate on the design!”

    God, give it up, Moto X DL fanboys….. This phone will outsell everything else this year, will outsell every other Android phone combined, and the best thing you can do is hate on an online comment box! Sad.

    • Tim242

      Preach!

    • Cameron E Nelson

      You’re right but if you take away all prior knowledge of phones from people and bring them to get a phone they won’t pick Samsung as often. Or if that doesn’t do it for you switch names. Give Samsung HTC’s phones and OS that will out sell everything. Why? Because the average consumer only cares about the name. That’s all. Seeing as this site is for people who aren’t like that talking about a phone that better uses what it has more than any other phone and is, in my opinion the best phone right now. That is why the Moto X gets love. Motorola killed it with the Moto X but spec people hate it because it proved specs aren’t everything. The last part is my opinion but the first part is how marketing works.

      • Hmmmm, are you sure about what you said? I can break that apart by saying any company with that much advertising (look at what CRApple does with the iThings) can make a steaming pile of crap attractive – not that anything Samsung has done has been less than stellar…..

        And to that point, what specs on the Moto X were even comparable to the S4 after being released much later (in the tech world at least)? It is a midrange phone, through and through…. Specs are the only thing that matter to me as well, so when Samsung goes balls to the wall with each new flagship and Moto pulls out parts that were a year old, why would I consider Motorola? I had an Atrix 4G and liked it, but then went right back to Samsung

        • Cameron E Nelson

          To the first part that’s exactly what I was talking about.

          To the second part, you consider Moto because they may have last years processor but they are the first phone company to get their phone to use the whole processor. What’s the point of having the best processor if you only get half of what is possible from it? I get wanting the best but to me it just doesn’t make sense to get something so powerful and yet so poorly optimized. That’s me though.

  • Josejavier

    Also galaxy s5 in blue

  • Jose

    There are 4 color the blue mobilegeeks have the photos

  • Carlos Lopez

    the only problem i have with their design is that it has a menu button instead of recents

    • Chris

      I’m sure like on HTC devices you can change it via settings.

      • M3D1T8R

        Really, you’re sure about that?

        • Chris

          Something tells me he hasn’t used a HTC phone in a while or hasn’t really been keeping up with his updates.

      • Carlos Lopez

        They’ve never let us before

        • Chris

          ummmm

          • Carlos Lopez

            I meant samsungs never let us before

  • Ben Edwards

    Same old design, same old plastics. So much for all those rumours of new designs and materials…

  • Joshua Hoffman

    I saw a picture with a Blue S5 on the table as well.

  • Sasha Hagen

    well they better have another one with a new design because at this rate I’m going Xperia Z2 and Sony SW3 unless samsung really brings out the big guns. I am not trying to insult anyone by saying this, I’m just picky with how my phone looks and feels. Tomorrow can’t come soon enough!!

  • hyperbeatser

    they don’t look horrible glossy plastic’d and if that’s actual metal around the edge, I may be interested…

    • Ben Edwards

      It’ll be the same faux “metallic” plastic they used on the S4.

      • Tim242

        You have no basis for that claim.

        • Ben Edwards

          And you have no evidence to refute it. What’s your point?

          • Tim242

            First of all, I didn’t refute it. Most importantly, the burden of proof is always on the person making a claim. Do better.

          • Ben Edwards

            Never claimed you did, merely said you couldn’t.

            I’ve got history on my side. Two years worth of the same rumours claiming Samsung would use metal in the S3 and S4 turning out to be completely bogus. Same rumours again this year, and I’m banking on the same letdown as previous years.

          • Tim242

            Why is aluminum so important? It is sharp, cold, and dents easily. It is one of the softest metals. Furthermore, 99.9999999999% of people will cover it with a plastic case.

          • Chris

            Right……..

          • Tim242

            I’m glad you agree…….

          • M3D1T8R

            I think that number is not accurate.

          • Ben Edwards

            It’s a matter of perception; when you’re paying for something you want to feel like you’re getting the best value for money. Sure people may cover it with a plastic case, but the device still “feels” premium because of the weight of the aluminium vs. plastic.

            For me it’s not even about the use of plastic over metal, I sold my S4 to pick up a Nexus 5 and I love the way the Nexus feels in my hand, I just hate the way Samsung present their product – the S4 especially not only looked cheap and plastic with the glossy finish and metal-look surrounds, it felt flimsy and easy to break as well.

          • Tim242

            I have had my S4 since launch day. I have even dropped it a few times. It is still in pristine condition. Oh, so you are going to try and tell me that the Nexus 5 has higher quality plastic than the S4 because it isn’t glossy? Newsflash: When you break a phone, it’s the glass that breaks, not the plastic. Please do better.

          • Ben Edwards

            Ahhh no….I think you missed the ENTIRE point of my last comment, let me spell it out to you: METAL feels better than PLASTIC. Samsungs phones LOOK cheap, this is NOT a good thing when you’re paying a premium price tag. The Nexus 5 is a prime example of how to make a plastic phone that doesn’t look like it should only cost $350 (which funnily enough, it does anyway – go figure).

            Newsflash: Nope, the plastic surround around the side of my S4 cracked and splintered off after being dropped once and the back plate of my S3 snapped straight down the middle from being taken off too many times to change the SD card.

            Also, your “please do better” comments are cute. Please keep it up.

          • Tim242

            This notion of what looks and feels premium is just an opinion. I hate the way aluminum phones feel. Aluminum is not a premium metal. All flagship phones cost the same on contract, or full price. Following your logic, the metal ones should cost more. I work in a corporate cell phone store. I have for 3 years now. Not once has a customer complained about, or even mentioned plastic vs metal. Only b*tchy blog commenters bring such things up. Again, 99.99999999% of people use cases anyway. Most customers don’t even care what color their phone is. Your idea of premium is way off from what my idea is. You bought a [email protected] Nexus 5, made out of the same materials, but with worse components. I would rather have a camera that takes premium pictures. Please try again.

          • Ben Edwards

            You’re right, it is an opinion. But popular opinion is that metal > plastic. Be it a phone, a hammer or a car. Sorry, I didn’t realise being an enthusiast or asking for a better product made me a “b*tchy blog commenter”. But you’re right, we should all just accept everything we’re presented with, quit free-thinking or demanding better and let the world stagnate.

            Lol. I’m sorry, the Nexus 5 has worse components than what, an S4? Ummm…for someone who supposedly works in a cell phone store you obviously don’t brush up on the products you’re selling huh? Is the camera argument the best you’ve got though? Because I’ve got no complaints with my N5 camera, they all come out just fine.

            Here’s a question for you though; what, in your opinion, makes Samsung and their products so great? What makes you choose their device over any other OEM?

          • Tim242

            No, it is not popular opinion that metal is greater than plastic. Look how many more plastic Samsung phones sell, VS the metal HTC phones. I love how you try to accost me for accepting what you call mediocre, yet you are accepting a mediocre camera. The Nexus 5 camera is widely known as taking terrible pictures. Why are you accepting a less than stellar camera experience? Don’t even get me started on the stock camera software. Let me tell you how cheap LG is. If you pull out your book with safety info in it, that came with the phone, you will find a nice little warning. See, LG makes cheap charging cables full of the highly carcinogenic compound known as lead. Your warning will tell you to wash your hands thoroughly after touching it. No other OEM uses lead-laden cables. You are being poisoned. So yes, I know my stuff. You should think about what is a little more important than how a device feels. I’m sorry, but you didn’t provide anything new. Please try again later.

            P.S. The reasons I choose Samsung devices are mainly the camera and the display.

        • Chris

          and you do?

          Move along now….

          • Tim242

            By all means, show me what claim I made? You are a silly little boy

          • Cameron E Nelson

            Sadly anyone who holds an HTC One over a S4 will say the HTC One feels better. It probably isn’t the metal but the curved back making it feel better in hand. LG yes has the same cheap crap quality phones as Samsung but they are moving in the right direction. Samsung sells more cheap plastic phones because 99.9999999% of people just buy what is on TV most. With you selling phones you should know this for a fact. People just come in and say, “I want a Samsung or an iPhone.” They say this because they think that’s all that is out there. Moto and LG are both phone’s I’d rather have over Samsung. Moto because of the customizable aspect and it feels like it is optimised to do more with less. LG because it has the back buttons and knock on. The screen and camera aspect of phones doesn’t matter to me personally but if it did LG still is better than Samsung so by your logic you should have a G2.

            You are welcome to your choice and I don’t care one bit you like Samsung but people holding a Moto X or HTC One will say it feels better in hand than any other phone out there. Why? The quality is better and the curved back. I have actually had people hold my G2 and Moto X and they all have said the Moto X feels better. Samsung will always sell more though because it has it’s name and we all know that.

          • Tim242

            The camera on a phone is far more important than how a phone feels, to everybody that I come in contact with. You are definitely the exception. I think the S4 takes better pics than the G2, even without OIS. I much prefer Amoled displays. I don’t like over saturated colors, so I change it to movie mode in settings. That way I get a great display, with true blacks. I can’t stand the grey blacks on LCD/IPS displays

          • Cameron E Nelson

            I never once said that’s what others preferred. Most people want a good camera and Samsung has good ones. That doesn’t however change the fact that HTC and Moto feel better in hand and feel more premium. That isn’t important to people though as much as specs and what’s on TV. To me it is but others not really. Either way HTC and Moto feel better in hand AMD Samsung should look into that instead of keeping crappy plastic. Curve and matte it and they have a solid phone outside of TouchWiz.

          • Tim242

            Starting with the Note 3, they are using a soft touch plastic. The S5 above looks to be using the same thing. As far as curve, I don’t like curves. They require the phone to be thicker, and they aren’t flat in my pocket. I’m glad Samsung is not jumping on that wagon.

          • Cameron E Nelson

            You like that crap back on the Note 3? Honestly think it is the worst feeling back in the history of ever. Just feels so fake its sad. Whatever floats your boat though. Doesn’t affect me one bit.

  • M3D1T8R

    Headphone jack on the top: Fail.

    • Stone Cold

      Where should it be?

      • M3D1T8R

        LOL, seriously? On the bottom where it makes sense for it to be, obviously.

        • Stone Cold

          The jack on my Sony Z1S is on top nothing wrong with the placement to me.

          • M3D1T8R

            As it is on my DNA. And I always wish it was on the bottom – the one thing I miss about my old Galaxy Nexus. I’m happy it looks like HTC will be putting it on the bottom for the new One. Along with their move to correct on screen buttons, they seem to be learning, unlike Samsung, who’s stubborn clinging to their obsolete bad design decisions is almost Apple-like.

        • LionStone

          Makes sense on top as well, coffee cup holders, shirt pocket, jacket pocket…

          • ChristianPasquariello

            Treadmill at the gym. Makes no sense on the bottom.

    • Tim242

      I guess 99.999% of phones fail then.

      • M3D1T8R

        I think your number is not accurate.

  • Smellynachos

    Why is it everyone is hating on Samsung in the beginning we were all hoping and fighting to have someone beat apple and now that we have a brand that’s a leader in our category we all are bashing the leader. Obviously they are doing something right they been #1 for couple years. I 100% support Samsung and can’t wait to see the new S5 and probably will end up getting it just like how I have the s4 and note 3 (also have a nexus 5 just to show that I’m not a Samsung only person).

    • grumpyfuzz

      They are doing marketing right.

    • The Narrator

      Because their Android is far from Android. Being #1 means jack shyt too. Keep supporting them , nobody is holding a gun to your head

      • Smellynachos

        So is everyone else’s HTC looks completely different so does LG if you want a pure stock phone get nexus 5

      • Tim242

        Android is more than “stock android”. Samsung rules.

      • Chris

        Android is android.

        • The Narrator

          I wonder why you’re even here. You don’t know anything about Android.

          • Chris

            Android user since 2010 bud.

            think again

          • The Narrator

            In 3 years you have yet to educate yourself. Hilarious.

          • Chris

            You havn’t even known me for three years. Let alone a month or two

    • Ben Edwards

      My biggest problem with Samsung is that they continue to churn out the same thing, time and time again. Nobody is asking them to reinvent the wheel with every new device, but some kind of differentiation between models (besides slight hardware upgrades) would be nice. And the ability to fully remove stuff from TouchWiz that you don’t want, that’d be really nice.

  • benjiben

    People forget Apple iphonecopied the LG Prada…. Stole Visual Voicemail…. and now is boring…..

  • Noble Star

    Seems like those s5 are the plastic versions..

    • The Narrator

      They’ll be stupid to release 2 at the same time. Considering it’s the same SD800 and 1080p

  • Agunimon

    There’s also a blue color.

    • Chris

      Blue one looks nice.

    • sunday39

      the gold & blue do look kind of nice. To be honest this is the best ive seen a company of actually hiding there product b4 the announcement, considering there’s only 1 day left

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Samsung is the only one that’s left that really keeps things tight.

        • sunday39

          its funny because we basically already know everything about the HTC one(2) or w/e its gonna be called, & it’s official announcement is for another month or so.

      • They’re better than Apple in this regard, lol

      • michael arazan

        This will look great with my Notre Dame brag rag

      • Their*

    • Chris

      look @disqus_Ov0xXT7Yc4:disqus a photo showing watches with S5s in the background. Clearly the focus here is the watches,

    • TylerChappell

      Just like previous releases, there’s black, blue, and white. But thanks to the stupid iPhone 5s, now suddenly every company feels the need to release a gold or champagne colored version as well.

      • JoshGroff

        Since when are more color choices ever a bad thing?

        • TylerChappell

          I am all for color choices, its merely the principle. Motorola made the best decision ever to allow the Moto X to be so customizable and went the extra mile to even offer wooden options. But companies deciding to suddenly start offering gold variants after Apple did it with the 5S is just simply an obnoxious “me too!” moment, and it makes the companies look desperate.
          Or the other thing that bugs me is coming out with new color options MONTHS after a phone’s release. That’s another obnoxious decision. Either offer them from the beginning, or don’t offer them at all. It really doesnt cost nearly enough money for a company to slap a different color paint on a phone to justify waiting months to do it.

      • michael arazan

        Previous? The S4 was just released in Black at MWC Today! Only In Limited markets it said.

  • Dave

    “Same old thing,” you can only reinvent the phone design so much. Must be waiting for a round or octagon looking phone?

    • The Narrator

      HTC, Sony, LG…. They reinvented their designs

  • It’s plastic…. AGAIN

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I guess we can say Spigen nailed it with those Amazon case listing.

  • Epic Tea

    Do you people really think a company is going to drastically change their software and hardware or design every year?

    Changes should only be made when necessity or when they actually help or enhance a device, aluminum does neither of those.

    • Chris

      Expect its been two years since the last major redesign. They could at least tweak it a little to stay fresh.

  • ChristianPasquariello

    I wonder what the price will be?

    • Chris

      Same as usual.

  • Fredy Nativi

    Last I checked the LED is below the camera on the S4 and Note 3.

  • The Narrator

    I love reading the YouTube comments. Glad people have come to their senses.

  • Jeff Miller

    Blah blah blah…same crap different day.

    1st people complain about something they haven’t seen
    2nd they will complain when the specs are released
    3rd phone will sell 20 million in the first few months

    Personally I carry the G2 but like the look of the N3, If it looks like a scaled down N3 I will be happy.

    • Chris

      Its much like the 2015 mustang. Yes the new look is controversial. But it will sell and people will come to like the new look. 2021 comes around and Ford redesigns it again and people throw a fit and come to and love it till the 2027 redesign when they throw a fit again.

      Its a never ending cycle.

      • ChristianPasquariello

        As the owner of a 2012 GT Mustang, I agree that in the beginning certain aspects of products can be controversial, but I guarantee that when the performance specs of the first Independent rear suspension 430+ horsepower $35,000 Mustang come out, the world will realize that the kind of performance that a car in this price range puts out is unheard of. The 2012-2013 Boss 302 did that already somewhat but I have a feeling this will put American sports cars back on the map.
        My point being that if the product performs really really well, the haters will dissipate, could be the case with the S5.

    • NexusMan

      I hear you. I’ll save my praise or complaints for when the actual phone is actually announced and displayed. I think I can wait another day to form an opinion.

      • Chris

        I’ll save it till I see it in person. “stock photos” or videos on youtube do no justice unless its seen in the real world

        • NexusMan

          I agree. I think both the original Nexus 5 and the red Nexus 5 look MUCH better in person than in photos.

          • Chris

            Anything is really. the best way to see if a product is right for you is to go out and test it in the real world.

          • NexusMan

            True, but I knew from photos alone that an Ebony Moto X was pretty damn sexy.

  • troy studnicka

    You people who are bitching shut ur holes! You all don’t even know what it’s going to look like yet. The design might be similar but I like the design of the S4. I’m confident the S5 will look a bit different. I’m more interested in what the so called S5 prime will look like! I can’t wait until tomorrow. I’m sure we’ll see a few leaks until then 🙂

    • The Narrator

      It’s right up there

  • magiccoupons

    Huh. I’m still prepared to be proven wrong about the boringness of this event.

  • Rodeojones000

    Yawn.

  • n11

    Do they REALLY need to have the camera portrude like that? The design once again looks a bit bland :/ Use some of the exciting concepts we’ve seen.

    • NexusMan

      The camera doesn’t protrude. Are you talking about the home button?

      • MistaButters

        Did you even read the article?

        • NexusMan

          I did. Did you even read my comment? I was talking about the watch (as my comment clearly states), not the phone. I just realized, the original commenter was talking about the phone, and not the watch.

          • MistaButters

            I see you realized what was up. All good man.

        • The Narrator

          Apparently an article dedicated to the S5, with a video titles Galaxy S5, means you’re talking about the watch which was not stated anywhere. It amazes me sometimes.

          • Chris

            The title of the article is

            Samsung Galaxy S5 in Three Colors Allegedly Photographed and Filmed Behind New Gear 2

            There is a video in the article showing the watch. Yet you go off like a crazy lunatic throwing a fit that the video only shows the phones when it fact it doesnt.

      • The Narrator

        Look at the picture, dude

        • NexusMan

          I did, dude. We were talking about 2 different things.

          • The Narrator

            This article was about the phone, so why would the Watch even come up?

          • NexusMan

            Um, because there’s a giant video of the watch.

          • The Narrator

            The video is showing the phone. Nothing about the watch, at all

          • Chris

            Better watch it again pal

          • The Narrator

            Chris, shut up.

          • NexusMan

            Dude, relax. Who cares? There’s a video of the watch, with the phones in the background. There’s a photo of the watch, with the phones in the background. I already stated I thought the original comment was made about the watch, and I’ve since acknowledged it and retracted it. Get over it.

          • The Narrator

            I’m just pointing out that you should read what the article is about first, then think about your comment and why you’d even mention the Watch. Simple, dude

          • Chris

            The article talks about the phones but the video is clearly about the watch.

          • The Narrator

            The title of the video says enough.

          • Chris

            yes.

            Samsung Galaxy S5 in BACKGROUND

            But the video IT SELF doesn’t showcase the phones. Otherwise the video wouldn’t say “background” and the video would have just focused on the phones

          • NexusMan

            And you should watch the video and see that it is a video of the watch, before starting an argument over nonsense. You should then read the comments and see I already realized my mistake. You should then mind your own business, since you were not the original commenter that I responded to. You should then, refer back to my previous statement and refrain from starting an argument over nonsense. SIMPLE, DUDE.

          • The Narrator

            You owned up to your mistake, good. All I wanted to see

          • Chris

            You are a jerk…

          • The Narrator

            Nobody asked for your input.

          • Chris

            well i just gave it. deal with it

          • Chris

            Still the point about the video being about the watches still stands

          • NexusMan

            If you actually read the comments, before embarking on your angry warrantless tirade, you would have seen it sooner. And the internet would have been a better place for it.

          • Chris

            Internet would be a better place if The Narrator left.

            or just droid life.

          • Tim242

            The video is of the watches…

          • Chris

            The problem is @disqus_Ov0xXT7Yc4:disqus is throwing a huge hit over a video that has phones in the background. Its like he was too lazy to even watch the video and assumed based on the title and the article that the video is all about the phones.

          • NexusMan

            lol. Guess you’re shown a different video in your time zone.

          • Chris

            .,

          • Chris

            easy there

        • NexusMan

          You mean the picture of the giant WATCH with those blurry phones in the background? Already done, dude.

          • Chris

            He can’t see clearly. The rain must not be gone.

        • Tim242

          A great camera can protrude all day long!

          • The Narrator

            As long as it’s not slow. Cough S4/Note3

          • Jkdem85

            Note 3 slow? Wow so wrong

          • Tim242

            He’s just a hater. He doesn’t know any better.

          • Dominick White

            Sorry on that I have to call bull on. I know people like hating on Samsung, but the fact is. They know what people want. We hear may hate the home button and TouchWiz. But normal consumers don’t care. All the care about is having a phone that works for their needs and the iPhone and Samsung phones are those phones.

          • Chris

            3GB of ram slow?

          • The Narrator

            Ram doesn’t help TouchWiz

      • Ben Edwards

        I think he was talking about the phone in the background, not the watch.

  • EricMayBell

    The only reason why there is a gold version and a finger print scanner is because Apple does.. It’s actually sad how unoriginal Samsung can be

    • NexusMan

      True. But the only reason the iPhone screen is bigger, and will continue to get bigger is because Samsung does it.

      • Chris

        and that a few apple fans do want a larger screen, while the rest are throwing a huge fit over it. Same ones who wished Apple never got LTE and stayed on iOs 3.

        • NexusMan

          True, and I’m sure a few Samsung fans want a gold phone and/or fingerprint scanner. Apple, under Steve Jobs, was adamant for the longest time against larger screens and larger phones, and insisted people did not want phones. Samsung, was instrumental in shifting the market, and showing people, “Yes, we do want this.” I’m just saying, Samsung’s, “me too” mentality can sometimes irk me, just as it does the next man, but there is no denying the iPhone and iOS7 would not be what they are today, without the many CLEAR influences from Android that have (however reluctantly) forced the hands in Cuerpotino to borrow and mimic, themselves.

          • The Narrator

            It’s like they couldn’t wait til Steve died so they could do everything he didn’t want.

          • Chris

            clearly you do not know the story about Jobs.

          • The Narrator

            No, I didn’t watch the movie that doesn’t accurately depict his life

          • Chris

            There are other ways of knowing his life then watching a movie… documentaries for example.

      • EricMayBell

        not true. If you remember correctly, HTC was the first to start the big screen phase in smartphones. Hell, dell came out with a 5 inch android phone 2 years before it became mainstream

        • NexusMan

          Not saying that Samsung was the FIRST maker of big phones. I’m saying Samsung is the MOST SUCCESSFUL in that space, therefore, it is Samsung’s devices that matter, in terms of reaching the most hands worldwide and impacting and influencing their acceptance of such devices.

          • EricMayBell

            touché

        • Intellectua1

          Thought it was the Droid X with a 4.3″ screen, that was one of the main reasons I got it.. Funny that thing was huge when I bought it..

          • EricMayBell

            I remember when the Evo first came out. I have the droid incredible and told my friend that I didn’t think I could ever get a phone with a 4.3 inch screen. Crazy how times have changed so quickly

        • Ron_Swanson

          It is true. Like Apple cares about HTC and Dell……give me a break. Apple is fully focused on what Samsung is doing right now

        • Kevin

          Are you talking about the Dell Streak? Because that was considered a tablet not a phone.

    • Intellectua1

      Name more than 2 things Samsung copies from Apple?? And Apple didn’t invent the home button so don’t name it..

      • The Narrator

        Ignorance is bliss.

        • Intellectua1

          Serious question. It’s not ignorance, it will be on your behalf if you can’t back up your claim. Copying colors and home buttons is all I hear.

          • The Narrator

            Yes, aka “unoriginal”

          • Intellectua1

            Samsung phones and Apples phones are 2 way different experiences.. I’m not seeing the similarities and I’ve owned and used both..

          • The Narrator

            So I’ll put this in kids terms.

            Timmy makes a Lego ship with cannons
            Jimmy makes a Lego ship with cannons

            Timmy adds sails
            Jimmy then adds sails

            Timmy then makes it gold
            Jimmy then makes it gold

            All unoriginal ideas

          • Chris

            Expect thats what kids do….

          • Intellectua1

            And you’re talking about ignorance, that was quite the ignorant reply. Oh and you still haven’t named more than 2 things. Apple didn’t invent the fingerprint scanners on phones either

          • Chris

            They didn’t invent the tablet either @disqus_Ov0xXT7Yc4:disqus

          • The Narrator

            Your stupidity is killing me. Nobody said they invented it. We’re saying they are doing it because Apple was successful with it.

          • Intellectua1

            Like every other market does.

          • Chris

            ummmm

          • NexusMan

            Come on, buddy. Don’t let me down, I know you can do it! Stay focussed on what I’m asking you, I know it’s easy to get distracted, but you still haven’t completed the game! I’ll ask you one more time. Show us what a great big boy you are!

            What cannons does Jimmy’s Lego ship have that Timmy’s have? Can you be a big boy and point them out?

            What sails does Jimmy’s Lego ship have that are on Timmy’s? Can you be an even bigger boy and point those out?

            What else does Jimmy’s ship have that Timmy’s has? And don’t say gold, because we’ve already talked about colors and buttons. All you EVER talk about is colors and buttons. Show me what a big boy you are and talk about something more!

          • NexusMan

            He hasn’t named more than 2 things because he can’t.

          • NexusMan

            And let me put Intellectua1’s question to you in kids terms:

            What cannons does Jimmy’s Lego ship have that Timmy’s have? Can you be a big boy and point them out?

            What sails does Jimmy’s Lego ship have that are on Timmy’s? Can you be an even bigger boy and point those out?

            What else does Jimmy’s ship have that Timmy’s has? And don’t say gold, because we’ve already talked about colors and buttons.

          • Epic Tea

            So you saying Timmy’s ideas were original??

            Sounds like someone should be giving you kid terms.

        • Tim242

          Stupidity is stupid. You didn’t name a single one. Do better

    • Vermin_Cain

      Didn’t Moto start the fingerprint scanner trend???

      • The Narrator

        The one on the back that was terrible? Not the same

        • Tim242

          Was not on the back…

          Regardless, a fingerprint scanner is a fingerprint scanner.

          • The Narrator
          • Tim242

            What else did I say? A fingerprint scanner is a fingerprint scanner. The one on the iPhone sucks as bad as the one on the Atrix.

          • The Narrator

            That is on the back.

            Did you really say iPhone was bad as that? That’s on a whole other level of ridiculous.

          • Tim242

            I owned the 5S for 2 days. The scanner failed about 50% of the time. I got “try again” 3 times before flipping me to the password screen. I set it up for app store purchases. It never worked once for that purpose. A simple Google search will yield you plenty of complaints about it not working well and forgetting fingerprints. You have no clue what you are talking about.

          • The Narrator

            Still nowhere near the terrible Atrix

          • Tim242

            If it fails that often, it has failed. It is not reliable.

          • EdubE24

            My scanner works 99 percent of the time on first touch. Not saying it can’t happen, but all the ones I’ve seen work as advertised!!

          • Tim242

            You should look at other pictures. It was more on the top of the phone, than the back. See below.

          • Tim242

            Here

      • Kevin

        They certainly did develop a finger print scanner on a phone. But it was no “trend”.

    • Stone Cold

      And Motorola did it before Apple did big deal. So Apple is as unorignal as Samsung.

  • Alex Boro

    YES, PLASTIC!!!….. said no one ever

  • MistaButters

    That camera looks like it is sticking out quite a bit. Hopefully that means they really stepped up the quality. Besides that, looks like more of the same :/

    • NexusMan

      There’s no camera in the video posted above. That is the Gear 2 Neo, which doesn’t have a camera.

      • MistaButters

        I’m talking about the phone..

        • NexusMan

          Yes. Just realized that. My bad. I see what you mean.

  • I’d love for the S5 to be waterproof though!

    • Carlos Lopez

      or at least water resistant

  • Tim242

    It looks like the Note 3 design. I am very OK with that. I love the Note 3 design and feel, it was just too big for me.

    • Chris

      There is a diference between it sharing the same design and sharing the same size,

  • Ray

    is that faux leather back,or metal…because it doesn’t look like cheap glossy plastic

    • The Narrator

      It’s def plastic, or matte like LGs new G Pro 2

      • Chris

        We’ll see when the phone launches.

        • The Narrator

          You can see it right now

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    I keep waiting for Samsung to blow me away. I hope the front is more exciting than the back. Im sure thats what she said and all the other puns im sure will come. LG may have my money this year.

  • Fry

    Same ol’ boring design

    • Guest

      With copied apple features included

      • That dude

        Like when Apple releases the same old boring design with apps and features copied from Android?

    • Frettfreak

      Man I was really hoping for something different. Looks like the took the note 3 and made it smaller. DAMN IT! I was seriously thinking I wanted an s5 after seeing the leaks of the htc one 2 (or whatever the hell it’s gonna be called). But this is garbage. When the hell is samsung gonna make a phone I actually want to feel in my hand?

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        Really? So you’re writing the entire phone off based on a blurry screenshot, without knowing a damn thing about it? if you want a fashion accessory, just go by an iPhone already.

    • T4rd

      I know it’s cool to hate on Samsung nowadays, but I think the design is fine. I’m a function > form guy though. If this still has a removable battery and expandable storage, then it’s still ahead of everyone else, IMO.

      • Ryan

        Or your in the past with that and refuse to move on to new technology. You can only do so mush with a device while having expandable storage and removable battery.

        • T4rd

          Yeah, you’re right. I can only do so much with 28 hours of screen on time with an extended battery and 96 GBs of storage…

          http://i.imgur.com/NpfriHpl.png

          http://i.imgur.com/PsmWRuIl.png

          • The Narrator

            Sure, may be nice, til your phone weighs the same as a brick

          • T4rd

            Obviously that’s cool with me and I’m glad they give me that option. Which is much more than any other OEM. It’s a Note 3, so it’s already pretty much a brick, lol.

          • The Narrator

            1< billions

          • T4rd

            Pretty sure Zero Lemon has sold exponentially more than 1 battery for Samsung phones.

          • FrenchToast

            any exponent of 1 though… is 1…

          • T4rd

            Indeed. Thanks for that statistic. Any number more than one though… is more than one…

          • Carlton Crasher

            Zerolemom was my favorite on my GSIII if only nexus 5 I could remove battery lol

          • Dominick White

            I am a bit jealous of you note 3 owners, the wife has the note 3 and her phone has been off the charger for 19 hours and the battery is at 85%

          • Carlton Crasher

            Some of us wear cargo shorts with all kinds of gadgets including firearms. I doubt weight is a concert to many other than main streamers looking for the lightest and thinnest available.

          • Gideon Waxfarb

            Personally, I’ll take light and thin over shiny 😛

          • Ryan

            Ok obviously that went over your head. Let me explain a little more. Soon phones will have 500GB of storage because of advancements in tech. No need for SD card there. Battery tech is getting better my G2 lasts for 2 days moderate use. Look at the flex. Its built in and flexible. A Device can me made thinner, lighter and better design like a curve because they do not have to make the battery removable. For me I use a cloud system. When a phone is lost so is your sd card.

          • T4rd

            Obviously it didn’t and you felt the need to insult me somehow because I have an opinion that favors Samsung’s design choices. Good for you for using cloud storage.. that is near useless when away from WiFi and/or on tired data plans. I back my SD card up onto my PC regularly and can remotely backup and wipe my phone/SD card, so not too worried about that.

          • ianeberle

            I hate the Samsung designs. Well, I don’t hate them, but they could be better. Look at the iPhone and HTC One designs – everything looks beautiful and seamless as if the company put in special thought for the design. I know a lot of people don’t care about this, but it’s nice to know that the company put thought into things other than the benchmark scores they can get.

            I’d like to see Samsung use aluminum on the S5. Just makes the phone feel so much more “premium” than one that’s made of plastic. It’s hard to put it into a rational argument, but it’s a factor. If the “new HTC One” and Galaxy S5 both come out in the coming month, I’d sacrifice a bit of performance / gimmicky features to go with the HTC phone if it’s made of metal.

          • Dustin

            It’s so nice to buy a new phone & only have to pull out SD card and place in new phone with over 8000 pics & 1300 songs vs having to transfer from a cloud. I personally will not buy a phone without SD card or removable battery. Like listening to music at work & pop in a new battery when I get home! Instead of having a cord attached to it all the time. Or if I want to print a pic while shopping I can pull out SD card and print right at store vs sending it online. So pics and music don’t take up storage on internal memory.

          • Beavis

            It’s so nice to buy a new phone and have it synced to my Google account and not even have to put a card in. All my photos and music just appear! My phone lasts all day anyway streaming, no charging required. MicroSD cards are a thing of the past. The cloud is the future.

            BTW, you don’t “transfer” from the cloud. It syncs itself. And when you drop your phone in water and destroy your SD card, all your stuff is still in the cloud and you’re not screwed!

          • I call bullspit on that. Ain’t no way in heck that they’ll make a phone with 500GB anytime soon. That’s just ridiculous! Removable batteries, and expandable storage is the way to go.

          • Stone Cold

            Non removable battery and cloud storage works for you I still love having the sd card feature available.

          • Michael Harrison

            Kit Kat may be a shock for you then.

          • Adrynalyne

            Why, because there is an sdcard write bug out there? Because you can still write to sd if setup properly.

          • Stone Cold

            I know about the changes to the SD in KK really a shame but what can you do.

          • picrthis

            Oh please……we can’t even get the Carrier’s to sell us the 64GB versions of phone that have been available they refuse to even carry them, they want you to burn up data online $$$$$

      • Jim890

        Well said.

    • Intellectua1

      It’s kind of hard to reinvent the wheel.. What awesome design are people expecting??

      • I’m just tired of the same old boring squarish design with matching back side. I really like how Moto made the X with a curved to your had backside made out of materials that feel grippy yet premium, something kinda like that would have made the S5 really stand out against the sea of iPhones and dozens of other Samsung made phones floating around.

        • Jim890

          Let’s put it this one, we all have our dream phones, is it ever going to happen I’m afraid not.

    • Jim890

      So what if the design is the “same ol’ boring design”, have you heard of a case? How many people actually stair at their back of their phones? , let’s be real on this, not so any so many do.

      • Fry

        Not everybody uses cases.

        • Jim890

          Of course some don’t. Even if the phone did have a nice design most will put a case on to protect it!

  • The Narrator

    What’s with their cameras sticking out? Awkk

    • Chris

      ….CRICKETS……

      • The Narrator

        True Detective is too complicated for you to follow. It’s okay.

  • Aram⚡

    Disappointed.

    • Dominick White

      So you are disappointed about a phone you know next to nothing about?.. I really don’t understand all the Samsung hate. There are some things that I don’t like about there phone. Like TouchWiz (think it’s too bright and colorful) and that damn home button. But I think they do give the consumer what they want

      • Cameron E Nelson

        No they tell the consumer what they want. The people that buy Samsung phones do it because they think their gimmicks will be used. As we all know they aren’t and never will be. They also buy them because that’s all they know. The average person doesn’t know anything about phones and it’s sad. Few months after Moto talked about their customizable phones Apple released the 5C and then the Moto X commercials came out. Everyone I know that saw the Moto X commercials instantly went to, “Wow way to copy Apple.” It’s sad but true. Also sad people don’t even try out phones anymore, the average person, and just buy whatever they hear or see the most.

        On more of your topic though. Samsung hate is around for the same reason there was iPhone hate. Nothing changed ever. Sure they bump specs but kept the same boring cheap design and threw in gimmicks and claimed it was “revolutionary” when all they did was increase specs more than needed. Moto, HTC, and LG have all done things that make a better feeling phone. The Moto X feels great along with HTC One, and the G2 has it’s back buttons and knock on, which is actually useful. Samsung has it where you can look away and it will pause. Plus TouchWiz.. It’s just terrible.

        • Dominick White

          You may think that but the people who buy Samsung and iPhone like those features and do like that the phones don’t charges too much over time. Have to remember these are people who buy phones and keep them for a lot longer than two years. So they want a phone that’s right for them… Yes and how well did htc one, lg g2 and moto x sell?. Sorry I never saw what the big deal of the moto x was. I am sure if Samsung or apple came out with those features. Alot of people on here who were all in love with the moto x . Would have been calling it a gimmick and how useless it was.

          • Cameron E Nelson

            … Did you honestly just say Samsung’s features were what people use? Sorry but no you’re dead wrong. Samsung’s “features” are 99% useless. Even the S-Pen isn’t used as much as you would think. Having had a Note to the S-Pen was really just something you show friends or take notes on if you need to do that and are in that business.

            Secondly, I hate Apple as much as the next person but really their phones have nothing like Samsung’s “features”. It sells so much because of marketing and that they keep it so simple. That is why Apple sells. Samsung sells because the people that don’t want Apple only hear about Samsung. The average person doesn’t buy a phone to have for a long time but because it’s what they hear the most about. You can go into any Verizon and sit for a while and hear people come in and instantly ask, “I want a Samsung S Note where is that?” Yes they don’t even know the difference between Note and S series but they hear Samsung all the time so they buy it.

            Again with selling phones it is ONLY about marketing nothing else. That is for the normal customer.

            With the Moto X “gimmicks” I thought that touchless control would be one and honestly wasn’t big on the Moto X at all. Thought it would be too small and wouldn’t be able to get me to sell my G2. Touchless control is amazing when driving and active display is great. Outside of that the phone is fairly minimalistic and feels great.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Looks like the S4 design. So much for improvement besides specs.

    • Tim242

      Note 3 design.

  • Kevin Henry

    eh am I the only one that kinda wish they did more for the design? Otherwise its kinda like a galaxy s4s to be honest. Oh well it is what is under the hood that matters

    • Maxim∑

      Design is as equally important. Few companies seem to understand that

      • Kevin Henry

        Probably why I am just gonna wait until the new htc one. I really want HTC to be on the same level as Samsung

        • The Narrator

          I’d much prefer LG or Sony at this point

  • Maxim∑

    I’m pretty disappointed that Samsung is choosing to make a gold variant,and put the fingerprint sensor on the home button… brace for the flamewars coming Monday

    From those pics it looks like the Galaxy Note 3 Im 99% sure thats not metal which isnt a big deal, still better than glossy plastic

    • The Narrator

      Nobody should be surprised. At this point, it’s all about software more than anything. Nothing i hate more than a lagfest of a phone.

  • Tyler James Edward Hills

    Looks like the Note 3 design but I can’t be sure

    • Rammstein

      Looks like the S4 design

      • The Narrator

        It’ll be a mash up of the S4 and Note 3. The S4 was basically a smaller Note 3

        • Tim242

          Ummm no. The Note 3 and S4 look and feel nothing alike. The S5 pictured above, is the Note 3 design.

          • The Narrator

            Never said it felt like it. They all resemble each other.

          • Tim242

            The back of the Note 3 looks a lot different than the S4.

          • The Narrator

            That’s why it takes the back of the S4 and square design of the Note 3

          • Guch

            How is it the Note 3 design? Looks more like the S4 since the camera and led modules are separated by plastic whereas the Note 3 had both incased within a rectangle.

        • Dominick White

          Have you even used a note 3

      • Tim242

        Apparently you haven’t seen a Note 3,

  • Tim242

    Bring it on! It shall be mine on launch day, full price on Verizon. I am most excited about the camera.

  • Eric Hare

    Ew