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Feb
peekaboo

We're less than 24 hours away from Samsung's Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona, where the Galaxy S5 is expected to be the guest of honor. We'd also thought that the recently-leaked Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo (nee Galaxy) would be revealed there, but Samsung issued a press release instead. Now one Instagram video of the Gear 2 seems to have spilled the beans on the S5, at least in a mild way. The Instagram post has been taken down, but here's a mirror of the short video on the YouTube account of GadgetLeaks.

Look closely at the beginning and end of this video, and you can see three Samsung phones in the background, one white, one black, and one gold/bronze. The shapes of the camera and lens modules are distinctly different from the Galaxy S4, with a more squared-off look. The devices themselves look about the right size for a 5-inch flagship device. With the quality and duration of the video, that's about all we can say.

This could certainly be the Galaxy S5 - the video looks like a pre-event briefing for some kind of media outlet. The proximity of the Gear 2, another new product, could indicate that. This could also be something else entirely, or even a dummy phone put there for decoration. But considering the timing and all the other indications of the Galaxy S5 event tomorrow, it seems like a pretty solid connection.

Android Police will be covering the Unpacked 5 event live, as well as the rest of Mobile World Congress, which begins on Monday morning.

Source: Instagram (removed), thanks, T.!

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Roberto Giunta

    Black, White, GoldChampagne

    Yepp, seems legit.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

      I bet they wanted to go with space grey as well.
      Which is, now that I think of it, more suited for Galaxy devices than iPhones.

      • Roberto Giunta

        I present you the colors... Galaxy Grey, Nebula White and Star Champagne!

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

          Where's the Black-hole black?

  • https://twitter.com/KryptosXLayer2 KryptosXLayer2

    Can. Not. Wait!

  • firesoul453

    Headphone port also on the other side. unless video was mirror or something.

  • Frisi

    So, camera guy had the opportunity to take one of the devices and have a killer exclusive video before the unveiling tomorow, instead we get Gear, something already announced.

    • Hans Pedersen

      I guess they got pretty stern "no touchy" instructions.

  • Milton Jimenez

    Same boring design

    • Frisi

      Exactly what I was thinking. But it seems to be the norm now. HTC One (2014) doesn't look that much different. Apple hasn't drastically changed the iPhone in years. LG is getting also consistent on every look. I guess the OEMs are now focusing on streamlining their bloatware, I mean, their versions of Android. HTC has been focused now on making Sense lightweight, and I'm sure Sammy WILL make TouchWiz a bit lighter... Hopefully for them Galaxy users.

    • Sean Lumly

      Seriously, it's the back of a phone. It will likely get covered by a case anyway and at best will be looked at infreqently.

      I understand that people prefer their naked devices to look a certain way, I'm not one to judge, but I wonder how many people actually spend time looking at the rear of their devices.

      Now the front is important, and this is an area that Samsung has shown to be a tremendous innovator. Super AMOLED (as of the Note 3) not only has perfect contrast and great viewing angles, it added top-tier colour reproduction, challenging the best that LCD has to offer, and killer energy efficiency. Considering that this is the aspect of the phone that is most often looked at, I would guess that it is likely more important than the back, for those that care to admit it or now.

      • Frisi

        You know, I have an HTC One, but I do like Apple's philosophy of making something that looks good both in the front AND in the back. The back of any device seems to be ignored so many times.

        • Rovex

          Looks, as always, are in the eye of the beholder. The iphone is OK from the back, but the front look ancient and ugly.

          • Marikel

            I actually kinda like the front of the 5S. The Touch ID sensor with the metal band around it looks pretty nice, and it's probably the first big change to the front of the iPhone since the front facing camera in the iPhone 4.

          • godutch

            The back of the HTC is beautiful though,I admire the looks and feel everytime I hold my phone (still after almost a year)

      • Matt Sokolinski

        RGB gamma is messed up on all amoled screens, Nexus 5 and iphone have best (true) RGB

        • Sean Lumly

          Wrong.

          First of all, you're incorrectly referring to the sRGB "gamut" (or possibly the sRGB gamma curve) as the "RGB gamma."

          Second, the latest version of Samsung's AMOLED panel in the Galaxy Note 3's shows a gamut is *very* accurate when compared against the de-facto standard sRGB gamut (source:displaymate) when in movie mode.

          Third, a larger gamut isn't "messed up" it's just not sRGB. I've never understood why people desire the 20-year old sRGB colour space, created for standardization of CRT monitor colour reproduction. For example, the NTSC gamut (used for TV broadcasts) is a good deal larger than sRGB, as is, you know, human vision. If anything a larger gamut should be a benefit. The challenge is getting media to correctly target it, but you can't do that by clinging to the past.

          • Matt Sokolinski

            I'm sorry but no matter what you call it amoled screens are not accurate. If I take photo of a rose with note 3 (assuming the camera is 100% accurate) , and compare that photo on the screen to the actual rose, it will not be the same colour, it will be far much more over saturated and looking unnatural.
            It's the industry and so called pro photographers altering reality by making everything look so surreal

          • Sean Lumly

            So to sum it up you're basing your argument on a single hypothetical scenario over a precise scientific measurement of colour accuracy.

            http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_Note3_ShootOut_1.htm
            "The Galaxy Note 3 delivers excellent image quality, has both Accurate and Vivid modes, has high Brightness and low Reflectance, and is an all around top performance display."

            Oh, and you do realize that high end cameras also use a larger colour gamut than sRGB, right?

            Best of luck.

          • andy_o

            If you're gonna condescend to "so called pro photographers" at least have a basic understanding of (digital) photography and the lighting and processing involved.

          • http://www.ellianth.com Ellianth

            You do realize that you can adjust the colour of the display, right?

          • Rovex

            I dont actually care about colour accuracy on phones. They arent TVs. In bright light a saturated screen actually looks better than a natural one, which just looks dull.

            On something like the n5 its even worse because the blacks are so bad they completely render the colour accuracy pointless, even in ideal lighting.

      • simp1istic

        What did they pay you for this post?

      • abobobilly

        I am not sure why people feel liking putting cases on their phones when 1) it looks absurd, 2) it destroys the ergonomics 3) the dust particles sitting inside the case scuff the phone pretty easily.

        AT BEST you should use, is a screen protector thats all.

        Anyway, the point is ... Back "IS" an important part. And if its a "glossy" one (as we've been getting since a long time) then its a major problem, considering we have entered in 2014 and we are still being treated like yobos. And i don't know who the f*ck designs these back covers and whatever is stopping them from putting something like a textured back or atleast a soft touch (if done right). :S

        • Gabernasher

          Because not everyone can keep their phone in a magical non case anti gravity device that protects them from accidental falls. Key word is accidental, people don't purposely drop their phones on concrete most of the time, just like we don't purposely crash our cars so we carry insurance. A case is basically a dirt cheap insurance policy. Are you really so stupid as to not understand or are you trying to be a smartass?

          • abobobilly

            Hm, lets see. I don't remember any instance where a device was saved in a fall "because of a back cover". I have seen S4 survive a nasty falls many times, with nothing but a chirp on its bezel. And have seen devices "Shatter" with back covers attached.

            If you think its "insurance" for you, good for you. Because as argued in my original post, back covers have more disadvantages than pros.

            Don't get me wrong. I take great care of my devices. And what i've learned from my experience, is that using back covers does more harm than good.

          • DSiDewd

            psst, he was talking about cases...

          • abobobilly

            I am talking about "cases" too. Just accidentally replaced the word with back cover.

            EDIT: fixed now

          • Daire O Connor

            You're so horrendously wrong its not even funny.
            Saying cases add no protection is just pure stupidity. I work in Carphone Warehouse and I see the advantages of cases daily. One of my colleagues throws his iPhone 5S around the shop in his Commuter Otterbox and it is still in mint condition, not a single mark on it where as nearly every phone with a smashed screen I see coming into the store has had no case.
            Also saying that scuffs from dust in the case is worse than chipping your phones bezel which reduces resale value and the look of the phone is just fucking stupid.

          • Sean Lumly

            I assure you, that a 'back' case generally extends above the front edge of the phone, protecting the front (as well as the back) from falls. A 'bumper' case that fits only on the edges of a device would likely work just as well.

            I just accidentally dropped my Nexus 4 two days ago onto hardwood. The back glass and the front glass are still fine. The case cost me around $3. Without the case, one side would have likely suffered a shatter.

          • Gabernasher

            My wife has dropped her Nexus 4 countless times, on concrete and metal, not once has it broken. My brother dropped his from a bathroom sink onto a tile floor, shattered the screen, when he got it back from repairs, he had a case waiting for it, hasn't broken it since.

            Are you really trying to argue a case doesn't protect the phone?

      • Stuffy Boo

        Note 3 display make my eyes hurt.... :-(

    • firesoul453

      Its worth it to have a removable battery and sd slot, especially considering a case is basically a necessity unless you somehow getting a new phone every year.

      If future galaxy devices don't have sd slot and removeable battery I won't be buying them in the futur

      • Hans Pedersen

        Cases are probably more useful if you are one who gets a new phone every year, as any normal person dents and scratches their phones quite a lot during a year. That affects the resale value quite a bit. Personally I have cases, haven't found one yet I'd like to use, so, I accept the devaluation caused by all those tiny dents. At least you can buy a brand new backside for a Galaxy phone for a tenner, which will normally make it look all new again.

        • firesoul453

          Ya what I meant was that your phone lasting 2-3 years is pushing it without a case. I'd personally still buy a case if I got a new phone every year.

    • spoodermain

      I try to like Samsung but I believe they are so overhyped, nothing new, no innovation at all its just making everything bigger

    • RectanglesAreBoring

      I know right? Why can't someone make something different, like this:

      http://i.imgur.com/mP0ca9u.png

      • Sean Royce

        The original UK Office is much better.

        • Gabernasher

          Not a damn person cares.

    • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

      I think they have shut down the design department completely!
      "If thou maketh a different design, thy device shall not pass!"

    • Tamriel

      Couldn't agree more.

    • das

      iphones and htc and nokia ALL look the same too ,so what ? u gonna go buy a chinese clone ?

  • Suhas Vemuri

    that is the same device leaked by Spigen. definitely the S5..

    • portalpirate

      Wait, where did this come from and how come nobody reported on it?

      • Frisi
      • ProductFRED

        It was on Amazon days ago, but it was taken down. Now it shows "No product image". Also, I 100% remember seeing a home button on the front (I would bet my left nut on it). It was shown in both white and also in black (the phone). Honestly, it doesn't look to be a huge upgrade from the S4. It'll probably just have 32GB storage and a Snapdragon 800, plus the usual array gimmicky software features.

    • Rovex

      Bezels seem too large for a new high end phone.

      • Frisi

        Took way too long until someone talked about bezels...

        • Rovex

          Fine, screen is also too small. Its not the S5.

          • Suhas Vemuri

            It is the S5, just a bad render

          • joser116

            It is rumored that there will be 2 versions of the S5, a plastic one and a high-end one.

          • Sean Royce

            "A plastic one and a high end one". For the last time, there is nothing wrong with plastic.

          • joser116

            And where in my comment did I say that there was something wrong with plastic?

          • das

            the large bezel design one may be the more active model variant like last years ,to be more rugged

          • joser116

            Spidgen cases for the Galaxy S5 show 2 color options WITH the physical Home button and another 2 color options WITHOUT it. So it is possible that the 2 variants will be variants due to the presence or lack thereof of a Home button.

          • joser116

            Spidgen cases show that there will be one variant with a Home key and one without it.

        • someone755

          I'm here to talk about plastic. :D

      • das

        does not stop iphone selling millions ,and iphones have the biggest bezels there is lool

      • someone755

        Looks hot. Just gotta see whether there's plastic on the back.

    • Pratik Holla

      Good to see there is no Home button!

      • firesoul453

        There will probably be a homebutton. Their picture doesn't even have a front speaker.

        • Hans Pedersen

          Yeah, that's just a render. I guess Spigen never got a full model to work with.

      • Frederico Silva

        Don't trust the rendering when it comes to the desgin of the front, because (it's Samsung, so of course) it will have a home button and because the wallpaper is from an icon pack in the Play Store (Holo Icons).

      • ProductFRED

        The original render on Amazon had a home button. I remember seeing it 100%.

      • joser116

        One version has a Home button, one does not.

    • Adam

      Yeah...
      http://cdn.sonnydickson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/s5watermark.jpg
      So, finger reader in back, water proof cover at the bottom, whole design we got.

      • Marikel

        Fingerprint scanner is in the home button. That thing on the back is the new flash. Sammobile already confirmed it was on the home button, that's probably why it's showing up white on the black render, and on this "render".

    • Gabernasher

      Almost made me consider a Samsung, until I saw the other post that showed a home key. WHY SAMSUNG WHY!?!?

      • joser116

        One variant will have the Home key. The other variant will not.

    • godutch

      Single backfacing speaker, that's disappointing

  • chris125

    Sneaky, sneaky Samsung

  • Asimoalex

    Ugh still plastic...

    • Sean Lumly

      The benefit thing about a removable cover (outside of a replaceable battery/SD card) is that you can customize the look and feel of the device. For example, for a low price of $10, you can own a fully metal back for the Galaxy S4 in a variety of colours.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/380719707735?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D380719707735%26_rdc%3D1

      • Matt Sokolinski

        and there gors your signal as well for that $10

      • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

        Hello Moto?
        $400 cheaper than Samsung. Including shitfuck range of covers!

        • das

          and acts 400 cheaper too ,slow

          • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

            Have you EVEN used one? :D

            I know you're so fast, oh!

  • Stefan van Manen

    Yup that's def. the S5 allright. Just an updated S4 like the S4 was an updated S3. Boring but its the same tactic Apple uses with the iPhone.

    • Frisi

      I guess if its not broken, don't fix it. Then again, many of us hate the Galaxy design, but look at the freaking numbers. They ARE getting something right. But then again, marketing is a powerful tool.

      • Stefan van Manen

        I dont hate it actually but I do hate shiny plastic cause it picks up scratches like crazy. Its nice that there are plastic/metal/glass flagships, choice is good.
        And it seems like plastic phones sell just fine.

        • Frisi

          Choice IS good. But I do hate the Galaxy design. I prefer a more premium feel, even If I sacrifice some specs (hello, 4MP camera on my HTC One...)

          • Stefan van Manen

            Well I sold my S4 and got a Nexus 5 but thats because I cpuldnt stand Touchwiz anymore (and the shiny plastic helped too ;) )

          • Gabernasher

            The N5 does do plastic right.

  • Youri

    i thought they were going back to simple or something

    • Frisi

      TouchWiz, perhaps.

  • teolinux

    seems thick

    • Frisi

      That's what she said.

      • teolinux

        And has vibration too

  • Ashton wilson

    the watch looks pretty cool too.

    • hot_spare

      That viewing angle is insane!

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

        B-but...
        What if I just want some privacy on my Galaxy Gear? :(

  • david coffey

    i know it's petty and i know it's just colors, there's sooooo many phones with soooo many different colors, i get that. but samsung and apple sue eachother back and forth all the time. samsung has been caught infringing on apples patents and such. just 6 months ago, apple released their iphone 5s in white, black and gold. aaaand, it appears samsung is going to do the same thing with their galaxy S5's.

    • hot_spare

      I am not sure how is that relevant at all. Samsung typically releases tons of colours from red/pink to standard white and black. Yes, they took the cue for gold as they would like to counter every move that Apple does.

      If anything Apple copied colours in plastic 5c!

      • david coffey

        okay.

        • Hans Pedersen

          Yeah, no one can deny that the failed 5c model was an attempt to cut in on Samsung's business.

          • Gabernasher

            It wasn't a fail, it lowered sales of the $549 model and increased sales of the $649. If they had gone with selling the 5 alongside the 5S they'd sell a lot less 5S models.

    • andy_o

      It's not only that, it's also the dual flash and the fingerprint sensor.

      • das

        apple didnt ivnetn dua lflash or fignerprints

        • andy_o

          I didn't say they did.

          Do you think Samsung would have come up with GOLD, dual flash and fingerprint sensor on this phone if the iPhone 5s didn't have them?

          • das

            samsung had gold phones before apple even made phones ,so invalid point

          • andy_o

            You did not understand a word of my argument, did you? In any case, thankfully the leak was wrong about the dual flashes, but the other two still stand.

          • das

            of which samsung had before apple anyway ...

  • Sean Lumly

    I keep hearing the term 'no innovation' being thrown around. I don't think people understand what it takes to engineer a device. Sure it may seem like just a spec bump, but there is a TREMENDOUS amount of innovation to make things smaller, lighter, faster, thinner, etc.

    And this is especially true considering that Samsung is manufactures and architects many sub-components often found in devices. In this case, the screen, RAM, SSD, SoC, battery, camera, etc, are often all Samsung design/built and top performers. And that includes the manufacturing process (eg. node shrink) to produce these.

    Even with a seemingly modest spec bump, there is a TON of innovation year-over-year in these devices. It's just a shame that people generally associate innovation with a new set of homescreen icons and a different shaped case...

  • Stanley Chan

    It could be the S5, almost. Look the back cover from Spigen. Now the front will be the secret of Sammy till tomorrow.

    I think theres good news comin...

  • Chris

    Yeah, after having an S4 and Galaxy note tablet that didn't like wifi networks with security, I gave up on buying Samsung devices.

    • das

      my s4 works fine with wifi ,dunno what ya problem is

      • Chris

        It's not just my problem, Samsung's wifi drivers are a known issue. Go look on any android forums, including XDA. They work on wifi, but not well with WPA2 wifi encryption. Living in the middle of the city I have to have wifi security or the whole neighborhood would be stealing my internet. I have to restart my devices every time I want to use a wifi connection with security. That's unacceptable.

        • das

          works fine for me ,must be ya shitty internet pal

          • Chris

            Yes, my shitty business class internet ;) but anyways, cheap insults don't stand up to the fact that it isn't just me. Please, enjoy your Samsung bullshit for me. :) Btw, I work for Cisco, the networking company so I know how this shit works and it isn't an issue on my end.

          • das

            and u cant get internet to work ? LOOL ,my phone works fine with all internets i tried :)

          • Chris

            Clearly english isn't your first language, at least I sure as hell hope not. And no, i can get it to work on the internet, but I have to restart the POS devices made by Samsung for them to connect to a new secure connection. I'm done appeasing someone who is clearly a fanboy and doesn't even bother reading what someone says before trying to feed them bullshit.

          • das

            is my first langhuage u retard haaha ,u shoudl get a life and a bettter inernets !

          • Chris

            Enjoy your shit fanboy ;)

          • das

            least my internert werks :)

  • taz89

    Could be the s5 or could be some mid range phones.. If you look at many of Samsungs mid range phones it looks similar to the flagships. Ie galaxy grand, mega all basically looked like the s4. Well we will know tomorrow.

  • HSM19

    More colours?

  • HSM19
    • EH101

      That looks like a potentially nice blue 2nd from the left... but that white one is calling my name! Can't wait to see what tomorrow might bring.

  • joser116

    That screen better not be pentile!

    • das

      no it wont ,more likely diamond matrix like the s4 :) and s4 screen is awesome

      • joser116

        Not as awesome as RGB stripe!

  • abobobilly

    Does no one remember the rumor regarding "TWO" variants of S5, with "Real" S5 launching much later in mid 2014 ... and recent one featuring a 1080p display with a Snapdragon 800 (probably) chipset?

    Whatever is the case, i am not really attaching my hopes with ANY of the recent releases. Seriously, the "incremental updates" thingy is getting old and should be stopped. And that can't happen unless ALL of us bycott this stuff.

    • Tim242

      At this point, incremental is all that is possible. What do you expect out of a device? Keep what you have. You people and your ignorance make me SMH.

      • abobobilly

        Sure incremental updates are fine. But if the updates these days are "nothing" but "milking-the-consumers" technique i.e. money making, thats all. They can improve A LOT of things, for example improve the "Design" for one ... or use better components.

        I have no idea why you'd even feel the need to go down the "personal bashing" road. If above all makes me an arrogant person, so be it. Atleast i am better off "Saving" my money than "wasting" on small puny incremental upgrades.

        If anyone of you has say, an S4, there is NO POINT in upgrading it because "as a smartphone" its pretty much all the power you'll need as a daily driver. Unless there are "software optimizations" available to max, i don't see any point spending hundreds of dollars on such devices (w/ incremental updates).

        As for "what i have" ... and if i am happy with it ... NONE OF YOUR CONCERN.

        • Tim242

          My point is simple. Nobody is holding a gun to anyone making them buy new phones. If you like what you have, keep it. Design? There's only so much you can do with a slab. Better components? If you are referring to the battery cover, 99.999999% of people cover that with a plastic case. Aluminum is a very soft metal. Metal does not = better. Why do you even care? You don't even own a Samsung phone. I have an S4. I tried a Note 3 for a bit. I loved the design and feel, it was just a bit too big for my tastes. If the S5 has that design and feel, I will be very happy. The camera improvements have me excited. I will definitely be buying an S5 on launch day...full retail on Verizon to keep unlimited! : )

          • abobobilly

            First of all, you need a reality check. You seem to have too much money at your disposal which is why you are generalizing too much. If you think that "its okay to give 10% upgrade after ONE YEAR" then you should draw a circle around your beliefs. Because i am trying to argue a point over here.

            Second, no where did i criticize Samsung's designs (infact, S4 is one of the best 5" handling devices out there). I have been a die hard Samsung fanboy for far too long now. NO WHERE did i claim any such thing that "metal is better". Infact, you should take some time out and read some of my older posts to enlighten yourself about "my views".

            My point is simple too, if you pay some attention. "You just can't settle for same things with slight improvements over and over again". Sooner or later, you are gonna want more. The only difference is, i am realizing it NOW while you prefer to stay in the dark by ignoring it. Good for you anyway.

          • Tim242

            You should really take a deep breath, or a shot of liquor. The early days of smart phones were a bit more exciting, but technology has caught up and slowed down. Every single smartphone released is incremental at this point. It's time to perfect what they have. Most people only buy phones every two years when they upgrade. Some, like me, like having the newest and greatest every year, regardless of how incremental you may see it as being. Again, nobody says you should buy a new device every year. I don't get what point you are trying to make.

          • Gabernasher

            That he is a fool who wants more than is possible. That is the point he's trying to make.

          • Tim242

            Thank you for shining some light on that. I was beginning to think I was missing something haha.

          • abobobilly

            Yes, thank you for your elaboration. Thats exactly what i needed ... to see a dumb person portraying his dumbness.

            Don't comment if you aren't being useful.

          • abobobilly

            "It's time to perfect what they have."

            Its funny when i am arguing the same thing and you are posing yourself completely oblivious of that (read my last para about improvements in above post).

            I didn't criticize anyone for having too much money at their disposal i.e. the ability to change devices every years to have "latest & greatest" ... Good for them, because they can. Neither do i want to indulge in an argument about "how often one should change their devices".

            Anyway, you keep your alcoholism up, because i don't drink at all.

          • Tim242

            You are complaining about incremental updates yearly. My point is that most people don't buy phones yearly. The ones of us that do, are OK with the incremental updates. Now, you are calling someone that you don't know, an alcoholic. Should I call someone a fatass if they have a piece of cake from time to time? You might need a drink and a piece of cake.

          • das

            idiots like him are jealous cuz he cannot afford to buy the latest phone every year :) i do every year ,withcash paid upfront unlocked

          • Gabernasher

            Please explain when a 2012 model of a car was a HUGE upgrade over a 2011? Even a 2010 model. Same with computers, fuck consoles take almost a decade to upgrade. There's a thing called Moore's law, computers are limited by it.

          • abobobilly

            Getting dumb are we?

            In automobile industry, designs are changed after like 3 or 5 years. And in the meantime, there is nothing but "improvements" over the current design. So why are you even mentioning such a diverse industry in consumer electronics section, is beyond me.

            Consoles? They are DESIGNED to last like a decade.

            I don't think i have argued anything alien in my above posts. Because even if we take "improvements" into consideration, manufacturers are still NOT doing their best at that.

        • Gabernasher

          In the world of 2 year contracts the 5 will not be an incremental upgrade from the 3. What do you want them to do? Add pixie dust to make the phone magical? Seriously, better design? What a random concept, make the phone more square instead of round?

          • abobobilly

            I don't even want to discuss this abomination "contract purchasing" is, and the "Dumbness" of people who purchase such devices ... let alone using this to back my argument.

          • Gabernasher

            Most people don't upgrade annually, regardless of contract or not.

          • Zach B.

            I believe most people are now getting off the 2 year contract BS, at least in America thanks to T-Mobile spearheading the way and forcing the other carriers to adapt or die.

          • Gabernasher

            The 2 year payback on a phone with T-Mobile is still a contract.

  • Godspoken

    what's with the trend of ugly gold phones?

    • Zach B.

      Apple did it and people said it was "innovative". The sheep flocked to it, and the other companies saw the sales for it. What was once an unpopular color is now popular and selling rather well... That is until Apple releases a purple iPhone, then everyone will want one of those!

      • Godspoken

        It's weird, because I really love the look of the rainbow 5C phones but no one seems to be doing anything similar with their flagship, other than the Moto X (with the Moto Maker).

  • invincible1914

    Lost in all this are the fancy replacement watchbands....

  • LondonLeedsFan

    Does the video make it look like the same old crappy plastic or do we think they'll give us something new?

    I love my S3, still a great phone, but my gf's HTC One makes S3 feel highly inferior. I'd be pretty happy to jump ship to HTC if S5 is made of plastic or that HORRIBLE faux-leather (why they thought that was a good idea I do not know).

    Here's hoping the S5 has some killer features to set it apart, and I don't mean a bunch of crappy gimmicks like on the s4 but something actually massively innovative.

    • das

      htc one is a fucking ugly brick with bad signal coverage and bad build quality with fuck ugly beige plastic around it

      • LondonLeedsFan

        I'm guessing you don't like it then?

        • MSmith79

          That wasn't how I read it.

        • das

          i dont care what a phone looks like ,just as long its slim so a case does not add much bulk ,how a phone looks is irrelevant

  • Deeco

    Samsung, go home your drunk! Can't design shit!

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