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Galaxy F “Prime” Allegedly Pictured Next to Galaxy S5, the Bezels Run Thin

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Rumors of a “Prime” version of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 date back to well before the Galaxy S5 ever launched. Executive denials and a barrage of model numbers for new devices haven’t slowed them either. Take todays purported leak, which PhoneArena believes shows the Galaxy F, which is the name we are currently rolling with for the “Prime” Galaxy S5. 

As you can see from the image above, the device on the left appears to be a Galaxy S5-like device, though it sports a slightly larger display and substantially less bezel. The Galaxy F is said to be a more refined, premium Galaxy S5 with a metal housing or a non-cheap looking design. It is also expected to carry a Quad HD display (likely Super AMOLED), similar to what the LG G3 has (QHD, LCD). While you can’t exactly tell the resolution of the display or material finishes from this photo, I can’t help but admit that I wish this is how the original Galaxy S5 ended up.

We also have two images below that are said to be of the Galaxy F. They appear to be similar to the image up top, but also show a brushed metal backside and minimal bezel. You can still see the heart rate sensor, coupled with a camera flash under the camera sensor, just like in the regular Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, there really is no way to tell if the device is metal or not from a photo.

Should this device arrive in the near future, I would love to hear reactions from Galaxy S5 owners.

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Via:  PhoneArena
Cheers flosserelli!
  • Daniel

    Got the S5 back in April because my Gnex died on me and I had no other choice (camera is a must, so no M8). Wished it died a few months later so I could get this instead. Still, I guess I shouldn’t be complaining with an S5…

  • http://profiles.google.com/gallimichael Michael G. Galli

    I think it plastic, but WTF do I know. I had the S5 & I swear it was slower than the One M8 even though it was clocked higher at 2.5.

  • Alessio D’Addario

    At the top it almost looks like a Nexus 4 :) but not..

  • PaulACalvin

    While you can’t exactly tell the resolution of the display or material finishes from this photo, I can’t help but admit that I wish this is how the original Galaxy S5 ended up. http://0rz.tw/9BIIY

  • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

    This just bodes better for the note 4

  • Joe J

    Samsung leaking like a mother full time to try to slow LG G3 sales

  • Joe J

    People that say that looks ugly have been hating on samsung too much. Its basically an ergonomic design with thin bezels and a nice screen. Looks good to me.

  • flosserelli

  • flosserelli

    *derp*

  • Dave

    I’ll hold out for the S5 Prime Plus in August.

  • SION1771

    I bought an S5 a little over a month ago. I’m not going to cry about a more technologically advanced phone being made available because… this has been happening since the beginning of cell phones. Go into the buggy whip aficionado circles if you don’t want change.

  • MR780

    Samsung Galaxy F… the F stands for Samsung’s reaction to LG’S G3.

    • flosserelli

      G5 owners are probably having the same reaction.

  • crazed_z06

    Uhh.. Looks-wise, It looks like any other Samsung… If real, MOAR specs would be the only compelling thing about this.

  • Colin Huber

    Now that’s a device, Samsung. Wow.

  • Rich Howe

    How could you possibly hold that phone with one hand and not fat finger/palm the screen while trying to navigate with your thumb? Looks great but thin bezels are not productive when holding a touch screen.

    • Joe J

      It’s rather easy and is MORE productive than the same size phone with a smaller screen. Once you go smaller bezels you can’t go back to thicker bezels. Its going backwards in time

  • Eric Montoy

    Android Silver?

  • Daistaar

    Bottom image looks fake. Lovely if it were true as all bezels should be that thin, but the top bezel isn’t parallel to the display and cuts out of the top right corner of the device. Also, the home button isn’t parallel to the bottom of the screen.

    • Eric Montoy

      That seems to be reflection. Runs consistent with the rest of the reflection on the screen…

  • Godzilla

    The sides are slightly slimmer, big whoop. The phone is overall still too big with an ancient design. Dont get me wrong, I love my S4 for many reasons, but the overall design is not one of them.

  • http://www.mobitureblog.com Ryan Bates

    I can deal with the home button (though I prefer on screen), but Touchwiz has to go or atleast get slimmed MAJORLY down or just release GPE day one :D

    • Godzilla

      I totally agree

  • WitnessG

    I’m liking the thinner bezels.

  • Bionicman

    call me crazy but the 2nd pic showing the front and back kinda remind me of the Galaxy Nexus form factor. i like this but i feel it may only come out in Korea :(

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    boy that s5 is ugly…sammy messed up with that one…anyway i despise their mobile products id never buy one so nothing to see here…my only hope in the world is moto and google bc these giant phones can smd

    • Deez

      Whatta small hand having hater you are!

  • https://twitter.com/KryptosXLayer2 KryptosXLayer2

    I don’t think so many S5 owners are going to be as pissed as DL has been egging them on to be…. I mean, if you bought the S5, that means you hopefully didn’t have an S4 (I still do and haven’t upgraded) and needed something better than your S2 or SIII. Most of those people, my parents, friends who have the S5 included, aren’t nearly as concerned with the “premium features” this Galaxy F command, so really, how many people were “so disappointed in Samsung” that it didn’t have the specs of the “S5 Prime” when the S5 came out that they bought one anyway and will now be upset by it? NOT MANY, I would say, and surely not as many as DL keeps trying to get them to question their purchase……

    • mcdonsco

      yeah but the people you’re talking about also do not read android centered tech blogs like DL as we do.

      • https://twitter.com/KryptosXLayer2 KryptosXLayer2

        Right, in which case we are the minority of people buying phones, as we know, so why would it matter how “upset” the minority of people in a study would be? If you bought it knowing there was something better coming out eventually (there ALWAYS is), then buyer beware, obviously….

        • mcdonsco

          Fair ‘nough.

    • Sjschwar

      Just bought an s5 using the unlimited data best buy trick, shipping next week. I’ll be a little upset if it comes out next month, but my guess is it’s going to be near the end of summer. In which case, i’ll just be happy with a phone where apps don’t crash all the time and loses signal randomly and locks up for no reason (razr maxx in the last 4 months). Or i return it in 14 days…..

      • mcdonsco

        Never had any of those issues you mention with my razr maxx (thought its been a year (or more?) since I had it…only issue I had was terrible camera.

        BTW, the best buy trick WILL reset your contract. Just be aware.

      • cruzfl0w

        I’m glad I read this, I was wondering if that trick still worked and my update is mid July! The only thing keeping me on Verizon is the unlimited data.

    • Borbor Carzola

      I agree with you. The only ppl who are going to be pissed are a small minority. Apple did not die when they quickly released the ipad 3 after the 2. Sammy is going to fine. It’s their competitors who should be crying.

      • Higher_Ground

        yeah not to mention it’ll cut into S5 sales but I seriously doubt it will hurt them as a manufacturer to have another, newer device out for the fall.

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      If I had bought an S5, I would be SUPER pissed, esp when they denied the existence of this phone. Fortunately, the gimped 16gb of storage on the S5 kept me away.

  • Nate

    Shut up and Take my money! If it comes to Vzw.

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    Looks like this has a 5.2″ screen as it’s barely larger than the S5. I’ll still take the G3s 5.5″ screen as I’m coming down from a Note 3. Looking forward to reduced profile while still maintaining biggest screen possible.

  • K

    looks like it has a speaker placed next to the microUSB port

  • Gr8Ray

    I think it’s pretty easy to tell if it’s metal or not: there’s a giant Samsung logo on the back. Therefore, plastic.

  • ghaf22

    Looks like a G2 with an obnoxiously large button

  • Rodeojones000

    It’ll still have TouchWiz, so…

    • K

      Don’t worry, you can dual boot into Tizen if you want :D

      • Justin W

        Which also mirrors TouchWiz…. Yup, you’re screwed either way.

        • Borbor Carzola

          Actually Tizen runs smoother than Android…so you’re not screwed.

          • Justin W

            Speed wasn’t what I was talking about… TouchWiz is still hideous, even if it’s fast.

    • Lucky Armpit

      Nice looking hardware, but not interested if it’s running BloatWiz. Or, Samsung’s internally-developed bloated OS, called Bloatzen.

  • p4

    I think you guys got this wrong .. These are pictures of the samsung s8.15

  • Guy Pierce

    I’m definitely going to be upgrading for the smaller bezels (sarcasm). I have the G2 anyways… Way better!

  • Hector

    Make a Google Play edition for this and maybe….

  • guest

    looks like a stretched out Nexus 4 lol

    • https://twitter.com/KryptosXLayer2 KryptosXLayer2

      Every phone to everyone on DL gets compared to the Nexus, just “not as good”

      Sad.

      • cizzlen

        That’s cause none of them have ever held anything other than their precious Nexus and moto phones.

  • p4

    LOOK HOW BIG THE BEZEL IS ABOVE AND BELOW THE SCREEN! GROSS

  • Mike

    Why can’t they get rid of the dedicated home button?

    • PoisonApple31

      Why would they? It’s their staple in the Android world. When you think Samsung phones, you think Galaxy, and then you think home button.

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        u think…boy they just rip off apple so badly

        • Borbor Carzola

          And apple rip off every other phone in history for having a home button

        • PoisonApple31

          That’s why I said staple in the Android world. Samsung is to Apple as LG is to Samsung. Thank you for pointing out something that is obvious to everyone.

      • Higher_Ground

        eh, the only samsung phone I’ve ever owned is the gnex, and everytime I sorta cross my fingers hoping they’ll finally ditch it. I suppose everyone is right; Apple will have to get rid of it first!

      • AntidoteOrange13

        You don’t think of it as a positive thing. You think, yeah that POS has a hardware home button.

        Remember, When you think RIM phones, you think blackberry, and then you think physical keyboard, and then you go nevermind they failed miserably and couldn’t even get a buyer.

        Living in the past in an industry that is about creating the future? Yeah not so sure that is going to work.

  • guest

    OK so everyone that bought an S5. If this comes out in the next 2 months would you be pissed at Samsung? Because I would be but before people flamed me because “Technology advances”. But having this come out is a slap in the face no?

    • Tillmorn

      Well, yes and no I’d imagine. OEMs have been pulling this for years though. I remember picking up a Bionic back on launch day. A month and…one week? later, the Droid Razr drops and the Bionic is all but forgotten. However I actually preferred the Bionic over the Razr unlike most people.

    • mrjayviper

      Samsung executives were denying the existence of this phone so as not to hurt S5 sales.

  • Tony Byatt

    That physical home button just won’t die…

    • d-rock

      That’s b/c all samsung really wants to be is apple.

      • jake

        And when apple will make their big phones who will copy who?

        • d-rock

          Uh every android and Windows phone manufacturer? I think I give true credit to Motorola and the Droid X for popularizing the larger screens. Apple is copying everything right now but Samsung set out to mimic Apple iPhone and will pay a lot of money for doing so.

    • Bryan Mills

      Apple is always going to have it.

      • mustbepbs

        At least the button looks nice on the 5S. Can’t say the same for the S5.

        Man that’s confusing.

        • mcdonsco

          And the fingerprint reader on the 5s works amazingly well too, not so much on the s5.

          If the s5’s reader worked that well, I would be OK with it…but it doesn’t, not even close.

          • Davide Marcellino

            this galaxy dont have the fingerprint sensor look at the lockscreen!

        • PoisonApple31

          It’s supposed to be iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5, but no one can seem to keep the lowercase/uppercase straight.

        • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

          I heard a radio commercial today and the said galaxy 5s. all i could do was laugh

    • TopXKiller

      kill it with fire

    • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

      That’d be like asking Chevy to abandon the bowtie, or ford the blue oval. They think it’s their brand identity.

  • Matthew Mascarenas

    since samsung has never pulled a stunt like this in the past i would like to think that this phone will be for a different country. As a first time samsung owner if this is released across U.S. carriers this would be my first and last samsung phone. overall my verizon s5 has been a good phone (no root sucks!!!!)

    • d-rock

      While I’ve considered going back to Samsung, the Samsung Captivate was my first and last Samsung phone. That thing sucked so bad. It was so broken on GPS, bluetooth, etc and Samsung just rode it out and left their customers with a broken product.

      • Mark Mann

        Same experience we had with the fascinate… 3 updates in two – ish weeks, left with no access to transfer files between cpu and phone via usb, called vzw who told us to call samsung who told us that since we can still use it as phone it isn’t broken and there’s nothing they were going to do… Leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth and I would rather have an apple than a samsung

  • Joseph A. Yager

    Will they do the right thing (according to me) and allow upgrades from the regular ol’ non-prime (apparently) S5 by paying the difference in price?

    • EdubE24

      NO

    • mcdonsco

      When has any OEM done that? Me thinks; hmm…never…

    • Tony Byatt

      Apple will acknowledge that Android is dwarfing iOS in worldwide market share before that happens…

    • Bryan Mills
      • Joseph A. Yager

        That’s perfect!

    • Matthew Mascarenas

      Not in this lifetime…. I still believe the s5 will be the flagship in the galaxy line… If not swappa will have my 1 month old s5 listed and back to htc or moto…. I guess this is the risk you take being an early adopter

  • Razball

    I still prefer onscreen buttons compared to physical

    • mcdonsco

      Dont mind capacitive, but physical…yea, they need to go.

      • Big EZ

        Capacitive are the worst. Physical buttons are much better, unless they are too soft like Samsung’s home button.

  • EdubE24

    Tim242 has got to be losing his sh*t right now somewhere out there!!

    • guest

      Dont say his name 3 times or will magically appear to haunt you!!!

  • NexusMan

    Looks gorgeous.

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

    Ok ok. Now depending on the release and specs I may consider this over the G3

    • Bryan Mills

      Unless Samsung wants to pay way more $$ because the 805 isn’t for phones, I’m thinking the same as the G3.

      • PoisonApple31

        Where is it referenced that 805 isn’t for phones? Everyone is repeating this and I want to find out more information about it. Have a link?

        • Bryan Mills

          http://www.anandtech.com/show/8035/qualcomm-snapdragon-805-performance-preview

          No integrated modem, making it more expensive for OEMs

          • MistaButters

            The result is that Snapdragon 805 is still compact enough to go into a smartphone as long as the design can accomodate a discrete modem.

            Quoted from your source.

            Also, one of the Qualcomm presentation slides specifically shows smart phones.

          • Bryan Mills

            Sure, but it needs a modem, and those aren’t cheap.

          • MistaButters

            That’s true, but “the 805 isn’t for phones” just isn’t true.

            It’s for phones and tablets, but for phones it’s going to be decently more expensive than the 800/801.

          • rawr

            It could also be for desktops under that definition.

            Manufacturers of small things want everything on one soc. Even Intel and AMD are pushing towards GPU socs (won’t ever, ever beat dedicated GPU but for phones and baby computers it is probably fine).

            So the 805 is a step backwards from what everyone has been loving for small devices.

          • MistaButters

            Point being, Qualcomm explicitly says the processor is for phones and for tablets, and in their 805 presentation explicitly shows both phones and tablets.

            So Bryan is pulling the “805 isn’t for phones” thing out of his ass.

          • rawr

            Well theoretically you could fit some Sandy Bridge-E into a phone if you wanted. The Narrator has a knack for over exaggerating that you should know by now.

            Perhaps a better wording would be “805 isn’t as attractive for phones to manufacturers as the 801 currently is”.

          • MistaButters

            That second line is 100% correct.

          • Bryan Mills

            Modems are important for phones. Without them, they’re useless in the US. Sure, it can be used in phones, but wasn’t specifically made for them. Nobody knows why Qualcomm does what they do. Wasting our time usually.

          • Big EZ

            Not to mention the horrible quality of Samsung’s radios. When Qualcomm started integrating modems into their processors is when Samsung phones finally had decent reception.

        • guest

          “The Snapdragon 805 processor does not have its own built-in modem. Instead, Qualcomm paired it with the latest 9×35 Gobi LTE Cat 6 modem, which can handle far more data than the Cat 4. It doesn’t mean you’ll be having faster LTE once you get your hands on a device powered by the 805, but if carriers catch up, you’ll be able to stream videos on your mobile with little to zero buffering.”

          Not sure if this means VZW will need to install their own radio or use this one but I Love Snapdragon and I doubt they would put out an inferior processor.

          Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/7397/20140522/qualcomms-snapdragon-805-is-all-about-4k-awesomeness-heres-what-to-expect.htm

  • JD

    has a similar shape to the the Nexus 5.

  • James

    If only they could make Touchwiz look and feel that good…

  • htowngtr

    Looks nice but going to be expensive, IMO.

  • M3D1T8R

    Agree that’s what the S5 should have looked like. Other than their terrible buttons of course.
    The back sure doesn’t look metal, but the edges could be.

  • hyperbeatser

    I want to like that phone, but it’s just too big

    • mcdonsco

      Yes, coming from a g2, I tried the s5 and an m8…ended up returning both and eventually bought an x to hold me over till the x+1 and g3 were available to get my hands on.

      Was looking at pics on a friends s5 over the weekend and the thing felt MASSIVE to me; just too big.

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        but then won’t the g3 also be too big for ya? It’s slightly wider than the S5.

        • mcdonsco

          Yes and no…I change phones about every 2 months…what’s too big now, I may love in 4 months. Originally, i thought the x was too small.

          I change my mind on these things often.

          Right now though, one of the primary reasons I usually go with bigger phones is rearing its ugly head with my current x – BATTERY LIFE and though I genuinely do like the small form factors, I NEED great battery life more than I WANT a smaller phone.

          Knowing kit kat came with a LOT of battery performance issues across the gammit of devices (starting with the maxx I had where kit kat, during the soak, killed battery life to the lg g2 I am currently selling), I’m curious to see if 4.4.3 on the x will improve or resolve said issues? But, I’m on Verizon, so that may take a while.

          • Cory S

            If you change phones every 2 months, then you wont be able to love it in 4..

    • Razball

      What phone do you have right now?

      • hyperbeatser

        Moto X

        • Razball

          Ah. If you said any other phone I would’ve been confused but you had to choose the one phone that has a decent screen a midget body damn it

  • Bryan Mills

    Galaxy F you all for buying the S5 and then regretting it now.

    • stabone

      Where’s HTC with a buyer’s remorse image when you need them.

      • PoisonApple31

        HTC? Already forgot about them.

        • https://twitter.com/KryptosXLayer2 KryptosXLayer2

          Who? Exactly.

          • Cory S

            Hardly Thought Competitive

          • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

            Happily Terrible Competition

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      LOL what a fitting name for the S5 Prime.

  • sj0808

    Now that’s one sexy looking phone..

    • William_Morris

      Except for touchwiz and the capactive touch and home buttons…

      • sj0808

        I have a nexus 5 and I miss home button from my GN2

        • William_Morris

          I have a Moto X and before that a G-Nex. I don’t miss those buttons at ALL. It gives a very uniform and DIFFERENT look from the Apple and current Galaxy devices when you pull out the phone and when notifications aren’t up it’s a clean slate. It’s elegant.

      • Rodeojones000

        You are correct sir.