Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept Design: A glimpse at the future of smartphones
Samsung Galaxy S5 concept gives us an insight into what to expect from Samsung's new smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to launch in the 2nd quarter of 2014 - which is still pretty far away, but that doesn't stop us speculating on what to expect from Samsung's smartphone. We've already reported on rumours suggesting that it'll have an improved camera module, a carbon fibre design and a new 64-bit Octa-core processor.
Now the guys over at GalaxyS5Info.com have put together a Galaxy S5 concept design. It's a pretty polished concept design that puts forward a number of interesting features which could be included in Samsung's next-gen smartphone.
One of the first things we spotted was the new angled edge of the concepts flexible display - which not only gives the smartphone a "space-age" appearance, but also doubles as a touch-sensor. That's an interesting idea because it'll enable you to scroll down web-pages without blocking any of the display's visible area and would remove the need for physical side-buttons.
Obviously , the wrap around 5.3 inch display wouldn't be possible without Samsung's Flexible OLED display technology. Smartphones normally have their ports on the side of the device, this isn't possible with this design, so to compensate they've all been moved to the bottom of the mobile.
The concept predicts that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a aluminium unibody construction that will be both waterproof and shockproof - not unreasonable based on the success of the metal HTC One and the dunkable Sony Xperia Z. While, the potential specification includes a 2 GHz Octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and a 16 mega-pixel camera.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept : Our Thoughts
The concept is definitely well thought-out , with a lot of the specification and features based on existing rumours. We also love the 'space-age" appearance , but we've got a couple of niggles with the proposed design.
Firstly, the wrap-around display is going to get scratched to hell if dropped and would also crack easily - even given the improved durability of flexible displays. We also wonder whether there would be enough space to group together all the ports on the bottom of the smartphone.
Even so the Galaxy S5 concept has got us thinking about the potential designs and features of next-gen smartphones. 3G.co.uk can't wait to find out what the manufacturers have been working on.
Want to see more of the Galaxy S5 concept design ? Checkout the video below.
By Simon Thomas on 24th September, 2013