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A leaked design render might offer up a first glimpse Samsung’s Galaxy S5 handset.

Mobile World Congress is less than two weeks away, but Samsung might have nothing new to show by then if the Galaxy S5 continues leaking. Today has already brought a potential glimpse at the smartphone’s packaging and interface, and now a new leak might offer a first look at the phone’s design.

Galaxy S5 design leak

The image comes courtesy of Sonny Dickson, who already has a fantastic track record for accurate leaks when it comes to Apple devices. We should find out whether this image is real soon enough, but it does offer a few interesting details to chew on.

As you can see, the overall design doesn’t look all that much different from the Galaxy S4 before it (or the Galaxy S3 before that). That said, this render shows dimension of 141.7 x 72.5 x 8.2mm (or 5.57 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches), which is just a bit larger than the Galaxy S4, which measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm (or 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches). That seems to fit with rumors of a larger display size, which would require a slight scaling up in size overall.

The camera on the back of the phone appears to bump out a bit more than we’ve seen in past models, which could be to accommodate the rumored 16-megapixel sensor. This render also makes it appear that the camera will feature a double-wide flash, or perhaps a dual-flash like the iPhone 5s.

This images doesn’t make it clear, however, whether the GS5 will come sporting a fingerprint sensor, a la Apple’s Touch ID.

When speaking to Bloomberg last month, Samsung executive vice president Lee Young Hee said of the design: “For the S5, we will go back to the basics. Mostly, it’s about the display and the feel of the cover.”

Well, this image does appear to show a larger display. It isn’t clear whether the phone has received a full metal makeover, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s fairly indicative of what Samsung shows off at MWC.

  1. Looks like a S4.

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  2. Isn’t the S5 supposed to change things up on design after Samsung acknowledged the S4 was too boring and similar to the S3?

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    1. going back to basics! that is supposed to be the change ;-).

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  3. Could the nub on the back be a combo fingerprint sensor and camera? Or would that lead to finger smudges?

    The argument against that is that the ARM chip probably won’t use the ARMv8 chipset/design which the iPhone 5S uses to encrypt and store the fingerprint info.

    Competition is good, and we as consumers will benefit. I look forward to the Samsung S5.

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  4. Getting a bit too big now the s4 was max size for me that felt ok albeit still bordering on large. The s5 won’t do it for me this round .

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  5. The leak was correct. What a dissapointment, Samsung. I’ll either switch to the 2nd Gen HTC One, Sony Xperia Z2, or just wait. My S3 will suffice for now.

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