First image of Samsung's premium Galaxy S5 leaks

A photograph of what is allegedly the rumored Samsung Galaxy F, a premium edition of the company's S5 flagship device, has been leaked. Details of the phone have been circulating for some time, including other alleged photos of the handset, but this is the first time that a 'live' shot of the handset has been seen.

The metal-framed Samsung Galaxy F?

The image, given to GSMArena, clearly shows the phone's metal frame and super-slim display bezel that will set it apart from the standard S5. It is expected to have an aluminum frame that is covered in a removable plastic polycarbonate cover, similar to the setup used on the Nokia Lumia 930.

Other specifications are expected to be much the same as the Galaxy S5 with a QHD display, although an upgraded Snapdragon 805 chipset should make an appearance. Samsung has already used this processor on an upgraded S5, the LTE-A version, but this is available only in South Korea.

It is worth noting that the authenticity of the image cannot be verified. Interestingly, the corners of the handset appear to be less curved on the standard S5 and indeed earlier leaked pictures of the F. We will have to take this photo with a pinch of salt, as with any leak, until Samsung is ready to reveal the official details on its alleged premium edition of the S5.

Source: GSMArena

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Hopefully when Samsung anodized the frame they used a thicker coating vs the chest thin coating Apple used on the iPhone 5 which got easily damaged from even the simplest of drops.

Looks ok I guess. Aluminum no matter how cool it feels is simply not a premium material. Premium materials don't scratch easy or get damaged. Premium is not the same as fancy. Aluminum like gold is sift and fragile which actually makes it just as bad as anything else. May as well us poly carbonate. At least when it gets scuffs the material is the same color all the way through and it's a lot easier to repair.

I think Sammy should have stuck with what has worked. Metal phone suck. They require u to buy expensive cases when plastic phone don't need cases as they already come in one.

Please don't ruin the next Note with this metal junk.

Metal or not who cares? Most of you will get "Hard Studded" Cases right when you buy your new phone. And those who saying that this is just a variant released after a few months of S5 should remember, that iPhone is the same phone since 2007 with just a larger screen. It's got same icons, apps, itunes (worst part). and then of-course: JailBreak: in order to utilize your phone, you require third party hackers.
At-least, this phone has unlimited possibilities. You know battery replacement, multi-tasking, larger screen, customize it: no jailbreak needed, NO itunes (yuck), no same looking phone every year with 1 additional column/ row of icons....

watsxn said,
why can't we all come to an agreement that everyone copies everyone?

yes, and some more than others ;-)

"It is expected to have an aluminum frame that is covered in a removable plastic polycarbonate cover"

So wait... if this phone has a metal frame that is covered by polycarbonate... what does the regular S5 have?

Is there no metal inside the regular S5? I know polycarbonate is strong... but is the entire phone made of polycarbonate?

I know there were many jokes about "plastic phones" but I didn't know they were made entirely of plastic.

I guess the glass screen provides some rigidity... but I would have assumed all smartphones have a metal sub-frame.

Interesting.

'Premium'? what is so 'premium' abut it? are they actually going to provide 4 years of Android updates and upgrades? now *that* would be worth paying a premium for rather than the 'lets throw the customer under the bus 2 years after launching a phone'.

myxomatosis said,
What did you want? A border made of diamond? An hexagonal shaped phone?

Apple zealots are awesome... lol

Don't have to be Apple zealot to know what's a copy.

myxomatosis said,
What did you want? A border made of diamond? An hexagonal shaped phone?

Apple zealots are awesome... lol

they're grasping at straws...

I have to say the Apple weirdoes are right. The bezel does look Applish. Butt let us all hold back our finger pointing until the real product is revealed. :-)

stevan said,

Don't have to be Apple zealot to know what's a copy.

oh really? So I guess Apple didn't copy the LG Prada which has a metal rim all the way around huh? Oh and when LG threaten to sue Apple after the iPhone was released wasn't a coincedence?

what I don't understand about people like you, is your insatiable appetite to give Apple credit for everything they do.

APPLE has never made a legit product on their own. Every single one was a copy of a pre-existing device. It doesn't matter if they did it better, the fact is they didn't do it first and nor do they own the right to it.


jesseinsf said,
I have to say the Apple weirdoes are right. The bezel does look Applish. Butt let us all hold back our finger pointing until the real product is revealed. :-)
do Apple is the only company with a device with small bezels?

What you are smoking please share it with the rest of us.

It's funny how HTC doesn't have any issue making an awesome quality build of phone without looking like an iPhone.

But no no, Samsung never copies. :rolleyes:

(saying this as a happy Samsung user for what it's worth)

still_rookie said,
Literally a blatant copy of the iphone with that metal border. Disappointing.

Waiting till the iPhone 6 comes out to see how many blatant rips are suddenly OK to "showcase". The same way simple 2D icons are just 'the current style used by everyone' rather than a rip of Microsoft's OS's.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
oh really? So I guess Apple didn't copy the LG Prada which has a metal rim all the way around huh? Oh and when LG threaten to sue Apple after the iPhone was released wasn't a coincedence?

what I don't understand about people like you, is your insatiable appetite to give Apple credit for everything they do.

APPLE has never made a legit product on their own. Every single one was a copy of a pre-existing device. It doesn't matter if they did it better, the fact is they didn't do it first and nor do they own the right to it.


OK, but why didn't LG sue Apple?

Good guy LG?

It was a coincidence. Plain and simple. Not only would it have been near impossible for a company to rip the design like that in a few short months, but Apple also has prototypes that predate the Prada that they submitted during the Samsung case.

If you're going to get onto people about their insatiable appetites, you may want to get yours in check first. :p

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,

APPLE has never made a legit product on their own. Every single one was a copy of a pre-existing device. It doesn't matter if they did it better, the fact is they didn't do it first and nor do they own the right to it.


hahah that was a good one

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
oh really? So I guess Apple didn't copy the LG Prada which has a metal rim all the way around huh? Oh and when LG threaten to sue Apple after the iPhone was released wasn't a coincedence?

what I don't understand about people like you, is your insatiable appetite to give Apple credit for everything they do.

APPLE has never made a legit product on their own. Every single one was a copy of a pre-existing device. It doesn't matter if they did it better, the fact is they didn't do it first and nor do they own the right to it.


LG Prada example was debated so many times already. Use google next time please.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,

APPLE has never made a legit product on their own. Every single one was a copy of a pre-existing device. It doesn't matter if they did it better, the fact is they didn't do it first and nor do they own the right to it.

Butt-hurt much? Or was there a point in there somewhere?
Your ignorance to product development in the real world is astounding...

Astra.Xtreme said,
Butt-hurt much? Or was there a point in there somewhere?
Your ignorance to product development in the real world is astounding...

I think you're setting your expectations a bit high if you're looking for a real argument from him...

Son_Of_Dad said,

Waiting till the iPhone 6 comes out to see how many blatant rips are suddenly OK to "showcase". The same way simple 2D icons are just 'the current style used by everyone' rather than a rip of Microsoft's OS's.

Except its not a blatant copy if you add your own design changes. This design is exactly like the iphone's outer metal strip. And from a company that's already been sued for blatantly copying patented designs, I don't think the two examples are even close to being similar.

benthebear said,

OK, but why didn't LG sue Apple?

Good guy LG?

It was a coincidence. Plain and simple. Not only would it have been near impossible for a company to rip the design like that in a few short months, but Apple also has prototypes that predate the Prada that they submitted during the Samsung case.

If you're going to get onto people about their insatiable appetites, you may want to get yours in check first. :p

I don't know, why don't you ask them.
But I have some idea. Patents require that an invention be novel or not obvious. There have been lots of phones that has certain physical features. These features are simply not patentable because they are not novel or non-obvious. In other words, they are things that anyone would have thought of an done.

Maybe LG though Apple would fail. Who knows.

What does matter is the patent office has broken its own rules and has allowed Apple and other to patent stuff that should never have ever been allowed all in the name of money. Its wrong. I don't care who does it.

What I get tired of is seeing credit go to someone who doesn't deserve it.
To be a fan of any single platform is simply stupid.

Things Samsung have done with their phones are not novel or non-obvious. They have been seen before. Manufacturing capabilities of today, innovations in software and hardware design have given us the opportunity to take things we have seen in the past and improve on them and make them better. For this they all deserve credit for taking the time and money and effort to make those things available to use.

But all this one sided BS that Apple is the greatest thing since life started on earth and everyone else is bad or sucks is absolute nonsense.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,

But all this one sided BS that Apple is the greatest thing since life started on earth and everyone else is bad or sucks is absolute nonsense.

Could you be the first person to actually point to people that say that? I have heard people making claims that some users say that but no one has ever backed those claims up.

stevan said,

Could you be the first person to actually point to people that say that? I have heard people making claims that some users say that but no one has ever backed those claims up.

It's way too much work for him to prove anything. His imagination is his reality.

Astra.Xtreme said,

It's way too much work for him to prove anything. His imagination is his reality.

He will probably link to an analyst prediction and pass it off as a fact. I say we all start reporting him for trolling from now on. If what he writes isn't trolling, I don't know what is.

stevan said,

He will probably link to an analyst prediction and pass it off as a fact. I say we all start reporting him for trolling from now on. If what he writes isn't trolling, I don't know what is.


Yeah I was pretty convinced, the other day, that he must have been trolling.
He completely ignores people's responses and then goes off on a novel of a rant of his personal "facts". It made for a bit of good humor. :)

stevan said,

He will probably link to an analyst prediction and pass it off as a fact. I say we all start reporting him for trolling from now on. If what he writes isn't trolling, I don't know what is.

Seeing as you have no problem trolling, it shouldn't be to hard for you to understand.

stevan said,

Could you be the first person to actually point to people that say that? I have heard people making claims that some users say that but no one has ever backed those claims up.

I watch you do it every time. It not about using exact words, it is about what you say and how you say it that makes the point.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
I watch you do it every time. It not about using exact words, it is about what you say and how you say it that makes the point.

Thought I asked you to stop contradicting yourself....

This actually looks good. The side trim is a bit of iPhone 4-5 and a bit of HTC One

Much better then the earlier leaked pictures that just put faux metal on the back of regular s5

it's really too bad no other company can put a finger print reader on a home button. That should fall under the category of "Eventually someone would have thought of that."