Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy S5, is supposed to launch here at Mobile World Congress today. In fact, we’re only hours from the official event which will unveil the device, and so far, we’ve had very few leaks of the physical product. We’ve seen the back through a case, and we’ve seen a few renders of the device, but we haven’t seen anything like this. Today’s leak of the device shows it off in all its glory, right before we were about to see it officially.
The first thing that comes to mind when seeing the device is the menu button has been replaced by a multitasking button! That’s quite a big change for Samsung to make, but a welcome one. It’s almost as good as on screen buttons! The leak also shows off the new square based design, the KitKat-based software, and a weird new textured back. There seems to be a strange sensor or second flash near the main flash, and there is a cover over what looks to be a USB 3.0 port on the bottom.
In terms of size, it looks to be slightly bigger than the Galaxy S4. The bezels are strangely quite a bit thicker than the previous generation flagship as well. This makes me wonder if it’s the lower end of the two Galaxy S5 models, and the higher end model will be a bit slimmer. This is unfortunately a bit unlikely though, but we’ll find out soon.
It’s awesome to see the device right before the launch. We’ll see it unveiled officially very soon, and maybe Samsung will have a surprise for us in store. Hopefully the device won’t be a disappointment. What are your thoughts on this leaked device? Look through the gallery, tell us your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for the official announcement!