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Samsung Galaxy S5 Leaks Just Hours Before Official Unveiling

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Well, folks, there is your Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung managed to keep this device hidden for months, but with only hours to go before they officially unveil this 2014 flagship phone, it has been outed. 

While we do not have all of the details just yet, we can grab quite a bit of info from all of these images. We’re looking at a similar form factor to the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, with a size landing somewhere in between each. The back features a textured/dotted pattern, and the Menu button has been swapped out for a multi-tasking button.

The display looks closer to 1080p rather than QHD, though we’ll wait for official word on that. The camera is said to be 16MP (with some special sensors next to the flash?), there is a fingerprint scanner (likely in the home button), and the bottom USB plug has a cover, which means we should have a waterproof phone on our hands.

In terms of software, the UI seems to have been updated quite a bit. The camera experience looks somewhat simplified, there is an option for a “Download Booster” for dual LTE and WiFi downloads on 30MB or larger files, the lock screen is updated, and you can say “OK, Google” from home to launch into Search.

Check out the images below and let us know what else you are seeing.

We’ll have live and official coverage at 2PM Eastern.

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Via:  HardwareZone | @SaudiAndroid
  • M3D1T8R

    Garbage. They finally got a recent apps button (way to go Samsung, you caught up to 2012 on that!) but they are still in the wrong order, and still that awful physical home button. And it’s larger than the S4? We don’t want a larger phone, we want a better designed one. Still looks like cheap crap too. I really didn’t expect much from Samsung, but they’ve still managed to underwhelm, with this “GS4 Plus” nonsense.

  • ajftl250
  • Yada

    galaxy s4.1

  • xzero425x

    gonna pass on this and wait to see what the new htc one does or the G3

  • Orlando

    Moto x 2

  • Orlando

    moto X

  • mario

    wowww i cant believe im getting an iPhone. damn Samsung !

    • Tim242

      Be prepared for the restocking fee when you return it. It took me about 5 minutes to start saying, “OMG, you mean I can’t do this on an iPhone?”

  • jer85008

    Is it just me or does this look older than the S4 design? Yuck. An they can stick their Tizen “smartwatch” where the sun won’t shine.

  • ChristianPasquariello

    $700 for a big piece of gold plastic. Woohoo!

  • deskjob


    This and Moto soon to be non-google and HTC possibly dying, I am suddenly feeling all gloomy and sad about the future of android phones 🙁

    Sony looks promising now – but they aren’t here in the US much! At least not on verizon 🙁

    • David Narada Brown

      dont be sad get a nexus!

      • Detonation

        Until those are discontinued as rumored

        • David Narada Brown

          *CROSS FINGERS* i hope not!