S5 Concept

Conservative Galaxy S5 Concept Without the Physical Home Button

February 7, 2014 - Written By Cory McNutt
Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5 Concept

What better way to end the week with another Samsung Galaxy S5 concept design – this one comes from the Korean website MovePlayer, and is the most conservative of the concepts so far…and unfortunately, may be closer to the real-deal than we would like to imagine. Phonearena went so far as to even remove the physical home button, but with that button still finding its way on the new and expensive Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, I believe the Galaxy S5 will follow suite. The image above shows the progression from the Galaxy S3 to Galaxy S4 and then to the concept design of the Galaxy S5, and I must say, it could be a very real look. The gallery below shows other concepts of the Galaxy S5, and a couple of them are stunning with their combination of aluminum and faux leather design – making for an exciting device, at least visually.

Samsung is expected to announce the new Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 later this month, but still very little is known about the device.  A few days ago, the New York Times confirmed that it would be called the Galaxy S5 – no big surprise there.  What is disturbing is that it will come with a Full HD display of “only” 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, and probably a smidgen over 5-inches.  Certainly an adequate display, but so “2013,” and with the new LG G3 rumored to come with the newer Quad HD display of 2560 x 1440 pixels of resolution, 16MP with OIS technology, and a fingerprint scanner – all things that the Galaxy S5 could be lacking, it would prove devastating for Samsung’s next flagship.

I, for one, cannot wait to see what the final Galaxy S5 will look like or what specifications it will sport – one day we are told by a reliable leaker that the new S5 will sport the Quad HD display, 3GB of RAM (very probable), and the Samsung Exynos 6 processor and another variant using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, again, very probable. However, the next day we see what appears to be a new Galaxy S5 going through the AnTuTu benchmark showing only the Full HD screen, Snapdragon 800 processor and a 16MP camera. Of course, we must remember that benchmarks can easily be manipulated or used for testing purposes.

Please let us know on our Google+ Page what you would like to see in the Galaxy S5, and be realistic, as you can only put in what is available. Samsung is releasing the Galaxy S5 at a bad time – none of the technology they would like to use – next generation 64-bit processor, scanner of some sort, the quantity of Quad HD displays needed, etc. – will not be available until later this year, and that does not bode well for an exciting new flagship debut.