Galaxy S5 Concept Boasts Metal Design, No Home Button (Video)
The Samsung Galaxy S5 may be months away from launch but that hasn’t stopped intrepid designers and Android enthusiasts from dreaming up their own Galaxy S5 concepts. The latest Galaxy S5 concept pairs a metal design, something that has already been rumored, with a 16MP camera, and no home button to speak of.
Several weeks ago, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S4 unto the world and the device has gone on to sell millions of units around the world in its short existence. Samsung has also produced several other Galaxy S4 branded devices that it has released or will be releasing in the weeks ahead including the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
Later this year, Samsung will more than likely take the curtain down from around the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a device that is rumored for September. The company isn’t, however, expected to replace the Galaxy S4 until 2014 when it will likely announce a new Samsung Galaxy S5. And while we are still very far away from the start of 2014 and Galaxy S5 rumors, designers are already coming up with their own take on a new addition to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series.
Already we’ve seen some Galaxy S5 concepts emerge from the woodwork and today, we’re sharing another one from Bob Freking who has taken suggestions from fans and put them together in the form of a Galaxy S5 concept video.
Freking’s vision of the Galaxy S5 isn’t as outlandish as some of the other Galaxy S5 concepts that we’ve seen. Instead, the device is much more down to earth.
Highlights of his Galaxy S5 concept include a 5-inch 1080p display like the current Galaxy S4 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the latter of which is unlikely to arrive on the real Galaxy S5. Also included are a fingerprint reader for added security – something that is rumored for the iPhone 5S, a 16MP camera with optical image stabilization – rumored for the Galaxy Note 3, and a next-generation Exynos 5 Octa processor.
This Galaxy S5 concept also comes with a water resistant metal design, replacing Samsung’s usual plastic design, and while conceptual, it’s something that could very well arrive on the Galaxy S5. In fact, rumors have surfaced, indicating that Samsung is at least entertaining the idea.
The device also drops the usual home button in place of on-screen keys and also employs a new version of TouchWiz that is far less aggressive and gimmicky than the current software.
While this is a Galaxy S5 concept, there is no denying that consumers are likely interested in many if not all of these features. And while Samsung will likely not follow this path exactly, some of these features could ultimately end up finding their way on the real Galaxy S5 when it arrives sometime next year.