Galaxy S5 metal concept thinks it’s an HTC One relative

December 28, 2013

    Galaxy S5 Metal Concept

    The Galaxy S5 is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated handsets of next year – just like its predecessors in the years before – so we’re not surprised to see concept images hit the web at regular intervals.

    Today we’re looking at a Galaxy S5 metal concept that’s very similar with the HTC One. Hasan Kaymak, a designer that usually envisions HTC concept devices according to Concept Phones, imagined the Galaxy S5 in the images below.

    We’re looking at a handset that features a large edge-to-edge display of unspecified size, dual front speakers (just like the HTC One), a slim physical home button, a large camera on the curved back, a metal body with curved corners and a new microUSB reversible connector (although we expect such ports to be available on smartphones in a few years only, and not sooner).

    In addition to imagining the design of the Galaxy S5, Kaymak has also played around with Samsung’s TouchWiz. The device would run Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz 5 on top, and on the lock screen you wouldn’t see a notifications bar. Instead, notifications would appear under the picture of the user, and they’d be interactive notifications. A swipe from top to bottom would bring up the notifications bar, while a click on the right side of the settings panel would expand the settings options. Support for voice-based commands is also hinted at in some of these images (check out the gallery below).

    Naturally, we’ll remind you that this is just a concept Galaxy S5, which has nothing to do with the actual product that Samsung is expected to unveil and launch in the coming months. Here’s another Galaxy S5 concept, which imagines a device with a curved display.

    Comments

    • RarestName

      The thing that annoys me the most about Samsung Galaxy phones is the huge “SAMSUNG” logo in the front. Like I need to know that it’s a 삼성 phone every time I pick up the damn phone.

      • HTClolz

        I don’t like logos on the front of any phone either TBH.

        • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji

          then buy a nexus

          • HTClolz

            Way ahead on that one. Already have Nexus.

        • Seth Forbus

          I laughed when I found out the sony logo on my xperia Z is part of the factory applied screen protector. When I removed it my phone only has “xperia” on the back of the device now.

        • Ilias

          I like the LG logo on the G2 btw :P

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        At least it doesn’t have Verizon’s

      • MasterMuffin

        At least they didn’t take one button away and replace it with their logo (cough HTC cough) ;D

        • RarestName

          True, I tried a HTC One display unit and was confused by how the logo doesn’t act as a home button. However, it has one of the best screens I’ve ever seen on a phone! I even thought that the staff in the store had placed a plastic sticker over a dummy unit until I figured out that it’s the actual screen itself. So. Freaking. Paper-like.

          • MasterMuffin

            I can believe that!

    • HTClolz

      More silly fanboi fantasy.
      Samsung are a very successful company. Why on earth would they risk this by making their next Galaxy S phone look like some HTC flop?

      FANBOIS PLEASE NOTE, before you wade in with pitchforks and shouts of “Samsucks”, I have never personally owned a Samsung, as I dislike their buttons and I dislike Touchwiz. However, my personal taste does not change the fact that Samsung are a success and HTC a flop.

      • corona10

        The HTC One was no flop. Where have you been? Just because it didnt sell as many as the GS4 or itphone doesnt mean it was a flop. Far from it.

        • simpleasker

          It was a flop. No sd card no removable battery. All it had were metal and speakers that kept breaking.

          • corona10

            Funny my one has none of those issues. S/d please that tired song and dance is beyond a non issue with all the options available. And no it wasn’t a flop.

            • simpleasker

              i dont know bro. i love my 64gb sd and you would too. i put my stuff in there including my titanium backups. why would i waste my internal space with that?

            • james

              SD cards are for the stupid. But you are clearly daft

            • Jade Taylor

              Haha, how in the world is the sd card a negative? They’re awesome! You only gain out of it. Especially with 4.2.2 you may move certain downloaded apps to the card. James stop calling everyone a daft haha.

            • Cory

              Yes. SD Card is a negative. No they are n awesome. They fail constantly. And they cause severe lag. Use the cloud. It is 100 percent better. SD cards just suck.

            • khha4113

              “Use the cloud. It is 100 percent better.”
              Haha! Wait, … is that a joke?

            • Cory

              Not a joke. Serious. And it is. It is a cold hard fact

            • SimonC

              I would prefer SD also its 100% available when needed unlike cloud storage which needs a data connection.
              In 5 years I’ve never had a SD card fail, maybe Cory is buying cheap crap.

            • simpleasker

              hahaha, so damn mad. why bro? lol

            • Cory

              Enjoy the lag they cause.

            • simpleasker

              relax lol. just a phone..

            • knockoffftw

              You had none of those issues? So your One had a sd card slot, a removable battery, it wasn’t made of metal and the speakers didn’t break?
              Are you sure you didn’t buy a HDC by accident?

            • Cory

              Didn’t read this comment did you. He said it didn’t an SD Card and it doesn’t. SD Cards suck. Only stupid people wan them.

            • corona10

              Seriously, I really have to explain this all to you? My device works flawlessly. My speakers had none of the issues you’re spouting( speakers that kept breaking? really?). They work well and never stopped or had anything wrong with them. The S/D isnt an issue with all the storage options available. You talked as if every One had some kind of issue when thats not even remotely the case.The non removable battery isnt an issue either because i can go a full day without needing to recharge all the time. It sounds like the ONe just isnt the device for you, but that in no way makes it a device riddled with issues that you seem to think it has because thats simply not the case. Of course there are device that are defective, but the “issues” you list are just personal preferences. Not issues with the device itself.

          • kipanderson

            While I am a fan of HTC in general, I recently upgraded from a One X because it had heat management issues. Any extended heavy use would inevitably result in charging shutdown if it was in any kind of warm environment. Most plastic cased phones run into similar issues when pushed. Aluminum cased phones simply dissipate heat better. Call it a flop if you want, but good heat management makes all of the difference with heavy multitasking for extended periods. The HTC One leaves things to be desired, but the things they got right, they absolutely nailed.

            I can now run a dash-cam, stream music, and keep it on the charger all day, all while eliminating the need for bluetooth for hands-free because I can actually hear the front speakers. Then, I can take the thing outside into direct sunlight and actually see the fucking screen!

            There is a lot to be said for simply making something that works. Not everybody needs to cart around 64GB of media, and OTG can easily supplement such storage as needed.

            HTC has done a horrible job of marketing an excellent phone. But the bottom line is that the One is a powerful phone that works well.

          • Bonedatt

            So your idea of a flop is any device that does not include your personal preference? Wow! You really are “simple”.

        • Ilias

          4 MP, crappy battery, no SD, no OTG, no updates (if yes then until new flagship comes out)……. No that isn’t a flop. HTC is just TITANIC, soon will be just a myth :D

          • Cory

            4 Ultrapixel and it beats the camera on the Samsung phone. And its camera no rave reviews. You do know more megapixels doesn’t mean better camera right? Crappy battery? So 18 to 20 hours with moderate heavy use and 8 hours with straight up heavy use is crappy? SD please that shit isn’t needed. 32gb and 64gb on board storage isn’t enough? Besides the cloud is the best place for storage. SD Cards fail constantly and they cause lag. No updates? You are joking right? The international One got 4.2 in the summer. All ones got 4.3 in early fall. The 1st OEM to push out 4.3 and the Unlocked and Developer HTC One have 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5. So yeah no updates at all. Please. You just proved you don’t know what you are talking about.

            • Ilias

              And you proved that you are e fanboy…. 18-20hrs of heavy usage? LOL

            • Cory

              I had 18 to 20 with moderate use dumb ass. 8 hours on heavy. Try reading the statement you moron.

            • SimonC

              Your quite an offensive person it would seem.

            • SimonC

              It comes nowhere close to the SG4 camera, I’ve used both.

        • SimonC

          well considering I have a HTC One, it will not be replaced with another HTC thats a fact. Looks alone don’t make a good phone.

          • corona10

            I have an HTC one as well. And its hands down the best device i’ve every had. Perhaps. Its about much more than looks for me. It does everything I need it to.Sounds like its not the device for YOU.

          • Cory

            The HTC One is the best phone I have owned. Super fast and fluid. Zero lag unlike the Galaxy S4. Great camera. Great sound. Gorgeous screen. Amazing battery life. Sounds to me you are a liar and a troll.

            • SimonC

              Just because you like your’s doesn’t automatically mean I like mine so I don’t appreciate you calling me a troll and a liar.
              It’s been replaced twice due to faulty screen and now the camera is suffering the purple image issue which HTC said was a software problem and would fix it, yet where is this magical fix 4 months later?

            • Cory

              Now I know for a fact you are trolling and a pathetic little liar.

            • SimonC

              Enlighten me please know it all?

    • Harry

      I dig it.

    • http://www.thinkingbrian.com/ ThinkingBrian

      The problem with this concept above (real or fake) is it look similar to the HTC One and remember that HTC has licensed the design or look from Apple (I believe). So IF this goes into production, Apple most likely will sue over it — for rounded corners. Of course it doesn’t take much for Apple sue someone these days. And Personally I don’t care for the look of the HTC One especially in silver, this concept here is border line. I would rather have something else like the LG G2.

      FYI: I own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

      • Dawson

        They have a patent licence agreement with Apple. Saves them a law suit. But it has to do with software more than design I believe. Besides the only thing the One and iPhone have in come is metal build and rectangle shape.

        • http://www.thinkingbrian.com/ ThinkingBrian

          The rectangle shape is the design that I was referring too. You have to admit the design looks very similar to both the iPhone and the HTC One.

          • SimonC

            yes but its a concept done by a member of the public not Samsung. Its somebodies idea of what they would like. Pointless publishing really.

    • AndroidBoss

      Is this an HTC One 2?

      • Jayfeather787

        It looks more like it actually.

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        It would be if the Samsung and the Home button are replaced with front speakers

      • Vardan Nazaretyan

        It’s an HTC One, Samsung Edition.

    • Benjamin

      Still prefer Sony in the front, and Xperia on the back ;)

      • raj

        i know :D :D

    • Dominik Ladoš

      Everybody knows that it will be made of plastic :D

      • hoggleboggle

        I hope so. Keeps the weight down with a replaceable back and is usually more scruff resistant in the long run.

        • James

          You are a dumbass. No one needs a replaceable back unless they are daft. Also if by ‘keeps the weight down’ you mean feels like cheap shit yeah I agree.

          • olof

            You should show some respect and should not call anyone dumbass just because he says his own opinion.

          • Michael Muyunda

            “No one needs a replaceable back unless they are daft.” how does wanting something more practical make you daft. You can also change the battery or get a battery case with 10000mAh.

            • Cory

              No one needs to change their battery in this day and age.

            • Christian Koch

              you never went camping (or any outdoor activity taking more than 1 day), right?

              Sometimes it really is useful (though, it is only in a few cases)

            • Topcat488

              I’m still kicking the OG-Note and just bought a “NEW” battery… I love my FAT 16:10 ratio display better than the 16:9 of the Note 2 or 3. Waiting for the Note 4 though, will gift my Note 1 to my little brother, battery replacement is good!

            • james

              No its jot. Its stupid and a waste.

            • Topcat488

              When your non-replaceable cell phone battery stop taking a charge, that phone becomes a brick. I’ve gone through a battery with my Note 1, bought a new battery and now can keep this phone until the Note 4 comes out. where is the waste in that?

          • 93foxwcubes

            Go fuk urself

          • Dimitar Gospodinov

            you are being the dumbass mate…chill

        • Cristo

          If by putting a couple grams to make the device feel more for the money you spend I wouldn’t mind it. Considering the battery change, the only reason I can think of why is because you would run out of battery. It’s almost 2014 bro:) Now n days you can walk around with a small battery charger or just buy a case that ends up filling your battery as well? I am not really into technology that much but I’m just saying:) Ofc you have right for your own opinion and I respect that. Happy new year! Well soon at least;)

        • Cristo

          By the way Samsung made a Windows Phone using Aluminium materials, yet changable battery:) Just a thought!

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        It could be faux leather

        • simpleasker

          which is awesome too

          • George Av

            which feels and looks like shit.

            • stephane

              Better then slippery plastic.

            • George Av

              Doesn’t matter, will still feel like trash. It’s metal or no Samsung for me im afraid. Only thing that would make me buy it, is 4gb ram and a exynos 6 cpu.

    • Felix

      He forgot a fingerprint scanner. They surely won’t forget copying that.

      • simpleasker

        Oh right after htc… Heres the crap… decided to put one in their one

        • James

          Dumbass HTC had a finger print scanner in 2008 so they didn’t copy anyone

          • Ryan

            Ease up there, jackass. You’ve posted three replies, all attacking someone. When you have something constructive to add, please do so. Until then, kindly shut up and let others have their opinions.

            • Cory

              He is right tho. HTC had a finger print scanner on the HTC Swift a Windows Mobile phone from like 2008 had a finger print scanner for unlock so HTC isn’t copying anyone.

          • simpleasker

            comment of the week… htc didnt’ copy fingerprint readers rofl.

        • Cory

          You are aware that HTC had a finer print scanner on a Windows Mobile phone called they HTC Swift. If anyone copied the idea it was Apple from HTC.

    • Jayfeather787

      More than anything, I want touchwiz tuned down. This looks far stock Android, and of course I can’t buy it. However, the metal design is somewhat attractive, and even if someone is not a fan of it, change is good, so at least Samsung is changing something.
      On the screen it says “wipe to unlock” *pulls out cleaning cloth*

      • HTClolz

        “wipe to unlock”

        I guess it won’t have an oleophobic coating on the screen then. ;-)

    • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji

      no offense but if you loose the button it definetly looks like htc one (2014/M8)

    • Abdel Aziz Farhi

      That thing is far from being Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, The design is entirely different from the ex models which means that Samsung will have to re-organize the whole device including its hardware parts to fit into the new shape. Not to mention that Samsung is unlikely to use metallic chassis for their upcoming devices, I mean why would they if they’re already selling large amounts and making huge profits, The next S5 will be different that is a sure thing but it will be something Samsung-ish and made out of plastic.

    • Data

      I don’t really like it…he should make a design based on Xperia Z1, with frontal speakers.

    • Siddharth Shukla

      No one noticed the “Wipe To Unlock”?

      • Jayfeather787

        Yep. Micro fiber cloths to the rescue.

    • Mike Bastable

      god i hate concepts! Leaks please, leaks

    • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

      Worst concept ever. Samsung would never do this

      • Cory

        Nope because Sammy has a hardon for plastic.

    • Martin Henderson

      I say to each his own. My first Android was a Moto Droid. Pretty good phone. On the advice of a friend I got the HTC Thunderbolt after that. Within two days I was back at Verizon buying the extended battery which doubled the thickness and weight of it. Then the speaker went out so I sent it in. Then the constant reboots. Then waiting forever for updates. Never again. Work gave me an iPhone. It was junk. Got the GS3 and have never looked back. Had a GN2 and now own a GN3 and I will probably get the SG5 when it comes out because the screen is supposed to go up to 5.25 inches. Anyway, no problems at all. Great software and hardware. Samsung until something better comes along. We all have our preferences. To each his own.

      • simpleasker

        awesome

        • telco

          well said. we cannot please everybody. same w/ phones.. some people may hate it.. others will love it.

      • tkelly910

        This is a very good statement

    • simpleasker

      Please noo….. glad whoever designed this crap ain’t working for samsung

      • raj

        as if Samsung’s own designs are any better.. they are worse

        • simpleasker

          i actually love their minimalistic designs. and millions agree.

          • raj

            you are right….
            iSheeps and sSheeps do agree

            • telco

              lol ! cheers on that matey!

            • raj

              Cheers

    • Deo Reyes

      Still loving my Nexus 5. Stock Android FTW

      • Aniruddh

        Stock Android has only one advantage IMO: speed.
        TouchWiz is a resource hog, but some of it’s feature like Smart Stay and the S Pen goodies are really a match winner.

        The only real advantage the Nexus 5 has is the low cost and updates.

      • Cory

        I hate stock Android. Sense is a million times better.

    • apianist16

      I wouldn’t be too surprised to see this happening. HTC showed last year that you can have good specs and premium build on an Android phone, so surely Samsung must be thinking that they have to step up their game.

    • Shawheim

      that render looks like complete shit. no one wants a fake knock off HTC One for the Galaxy S5.

      • Ryan

        Then we’re all waiting patiently for your definitive render that gets everything right.

        • Shawheim

          whats the point in making a render based off of a phone that isnt made by Samsung? thats why it looks like shit because it isnt a design Samsung would use. The HTC One already exists, why would the GS5 look like a high end knockoff? Yes its a nice render, in the terms of a render, but it is by far a shitty design for the GS5.

    • Ryan

      I like the look of it. However, I think there are benefits to having a polycarbonate design. I like the option of having a removable battery and SD card slot. Neither are as necessary as they once were but again, I think they’re nice options. Although, that aluminum body sure looks sweet.

      Someone will always find something they don’t like about any phone. Unless, of course, you’re holding the ultimate device in any category, the holy iPhone. /sarcasm

      • Cory

        Removable battery isn’t needed. It just isn’t. Neither is an SD Card. And you can still have an SD Card slot with metal. Sony proved with s unibody metal and glass design you could still have an SD Card slot. But SD cards are not needed. They are unreliable and cause lag.

    • Jade Taylor

      Love how you spent time on the concept but hate how you can’t even be a good enough concept artist to make look more original. It’s practically a htc one with a Samsung emblem

    • J Kenneth Fajutag

      too good to be true..

    • Copy_Cat

      First from Apple next is HTC.

    • Omar Steele

      if this is some what a hint hopefully HTC sues them

    • edd1965

      It “the S5″ will sell if it really looks like this!

      Now if the new generation Galaxy Tab Pro’s carried on this look… I would BUY!

    • George Av

      I want a metal phone. I’m done with Samsung plastic shit i’m playing £500 for a phone and a McDonalds toy feels better to hold. Why don’t Samsung just make both? a Metal one for normal people, and a shitty plastic one for people that want to be able to change their battery. Which isn’t needed so much in this day and age. Just carry around a charger pack with you.

      Every variant has a solution. My friends iphone lasted a week and we only had a small 12000mah charger for both our phones. But then again, some people will carry 10 battery’s with them.

      I think the best solution is to make a metal body phone. and a thicker battery door that you can take off and replace the battery. If Samsung don’t release a metal s5… I’m done with them.

    • umut cemre göray

      It’s terrible. No signs of design. Designer not do anything.

    • telco

      this guy loves HTC

    • jamesbond

      sure hope it doesn’t look like this. look what happened to htc.

    • Topcat488

      That phone concept looks really good.

    • jamesbond

      only apple can sell cheap aluminum as an expensive phone.

    • teotsi21

      “Wipe to unlock…”

    • Devon Dave

      i would like to see dual screen display, like a book type design each screen with its own battery……now that would be cool.

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