Samsung Galaxy S5 specs: 16MP camera, plastic body with faux leather

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs: 16MP camera, plastic body with faux leatherAt this relatively early stage we’re recommending high dosages of salt with your Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours, though we are of course duty bound to report ‘em, silly or otherwise.

The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 spec rumours point to a 16MP rear camera, and – contrary to previous reports (1, 2) – a non-metallic bod.

Starting with the camera, it’s Korea’s ET News saying that next year’s Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a 16MP rear shooter, a step up from the 13MP snapper found on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

That’d put the Samsung Galaxy S5 on par with the 16MP Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom as far as pixel count goes, though we expect the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom will leap to 20MP.

Meanwhile, GalaxyS5Info is going against the grain, suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t be built from “premium materials”, instead sticking with plastic and throwing in Galaxy Note 3-style faux leather.

Samsung Galaxy S5 colours will supposedly include Black, White, Pink, Lime and Yellow. Expect those to get the traditional Samsung marketing treatment, perhaps something along the lines of Yellow Snow and Pink Triangle.

The HTC One garnered a ton of praise for its delicious aluminium body, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 largely failed to impress with plastic. We’re told, however, that Samsung might push ahead with metal phones in its much-discussed Samsung Galaxy F range.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 22, 2013 at 12:09

HTC One.... Most overrated thing of the year, imho. Yes, I used one. Yes, it looks nice on a black table. No, it offers nothing that 20 other Android devices don't do just as well - with the exception of its nifty camera's low light performance. I'm not saying the HTC One is bad.
But it's nothing special.

lutin  Oct. 22, 2013 at 15:07

HTC One.... Most overrated thing of the year, imho. Yes, I used one. Yes, it looks nice on a black table. No, it offers nothing that 20 other Android devices don't do just as well - with the exception of its nifty camera's low light performance. I'm not saying the HTC One is bad.
But it's nothing special.

My wife has one and honestly, the camera's not even all that good. In all but low light, I far prefer the photos taken with my Note 2. The HTC One has a real tendency to blow out highlights in photos (a lot of the time over-exposing peoples' faces, which is the very thing you're trying to capture)


That said, I really do think it's a very classy bit of kit (compared to other android phones, that is)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 22, 2013 at 19:40

HTC One.... Most overrated thing of the year, imho. Yes, I used one. Yes, it looks nice on a black table. No, it offers nothing that 20 other Android devices don't do just as well - with the exception of its nifty camera's low light performance. I'm not saying the HTC One is bad.
But it's nothing special.

My wife has one and honestly, the camera's not even all that good. In all but low light, I far prefer the photos taken with my Note 2. The HTC One has a real tendency to blow out highlights in photos (a lot of the time over-exposing peoples' faces, which is the very thing you're trying to capture)

As to the camera: yeah, I only found it impressive in low light, where it performed much better than the Galaxy Camera, and the iPhone 5... Not the absolute 'quality' of the photos, but showing something where others just show black ;)

That said, I really do think it's a very classy bit of kit (compared to other android phones, that is)

Oh, yes, it IS classy, but only in the context that most Android phones aren't :p
Seriously: I do not mind - one of my favourite phones was the N900, another the E61. Neither were "pretty" in any of the world's languages ;)

supermetroid  Oct. 22, 2013 at 22:23

The HTC one is definitely one of the best, if not the best phone this year. The only issue with the camera is that it lacks details when zoomed in, compared to others, but its a very capable and great camera ... Rock on HTC.

Marekj  Oct. 23, 2013 at 07:49

HTC One.... Most overrated thing of the year, imho. Yes, I used one. Yes, it looks nice on a black table. No, it offers nothing that 20 other Android devices don't do just as well - with the exception of its nifty camera's low light performance. I'm not saying the HTC One is bad.
But it's nothing special.



I'd disagree with you entirely.

Does it do anything different? No, but then, do any mobiles', these days? Have HTC demonstrated that they really 'get it', by combining fit, form and finish. But, not at the expense of functionality? A resounding yes.

I think the One is as close to a game-changer as we've had, this year. Despite what this article states, Samsung won't dare release another lazily-designed plastic slab as their flagship.

Currently anS4 user, btw. . .

lutin  Oct. 23, 2013 at 08:41

"Despite what this article states, Samsung won't dare release another lazily-designed plastic slab as their flagship."

I tend to agree with this statement. I really hope the HTC One makes samsung re-consider their design and build quality.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 23, 2013 at 10:39

HTC One.... Most overrated thing of the year, imho. Yes, I used one. Yes, it looks nice on a black table. No, it offers nothing that 20 other Android devices don't do just as well - with the exception of its nifty camera's low light performance. I'm not saying the HTC One is bad.
But it's nothing special.



I'd disagree with you entirely.

Does it do anything different? No, but then, do any mobiles', these days? Have HTC demonstrated that they really 'get it', by combining fit, form and finish. But, not at the expense of functionality? A resounding yes.

I think the One is as close to a game-changer as we've had, this year. Despite what this article states, Samsung won't dare release another lazily-designed plastic slab as their flagship.

Currently anS4 user, btw. . .

I clearly qualified my comment, didn't I!?
Yes, in the context of certain other devices it stands out...
But we are at a point where many £150 Android phones do 99% of everything that a £600
phone does...

If however the One makes you happy, I am happy for you.
I quite like my N9 - not many did.

picturefail  Oct. 23, 2013 at 13:28

FAIL: Picture used is a Samsung Galaxy 5.0 Media Player International version. NOT A GALAXY S5. Look at it in its Froyo/Gingerbread glory, it is the phablet predecessor of the Galaxy 6.3 Mega. I have 2 of these media players running 4.3 so I know what I am talking about.

wrongpicture  Oct. 23, 2013 at 14:40

Are you going to delete all the posts that say the picture is wrong? Do your homework the picture is of a Samsung Galaxy 5.0 Media Player and NOT a Samsung Galaxy S5.

lutin  Oct. 23, 2013 at 15:15

"Do your homework the picture is of a Samsung Galaxy 5.0 Media Player and NOT a Samsung Galaxy S5."

Why on earth would you expect a picture of the S5? The article says we have no idea what it will be like and you expected an actual picture of it???

No where does the article state that the phone in the picture is an S5.

trollfail  Oct. 23, 2013 at 17:09

Why on earth would you expect a picture of the S5? The article says we have no idea what it will be like and you expected an actual picture of it???

No where does the article state that the phone in the picture is an S5.


The article is about S5 and the picture says Samsung Galaxy S5 in the top left corner

http://www.mobot.net/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Samsung-Galaxy-S5.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zGnH6HWaAi0/S7kBtggIQrI/AAAAAAAAFgY/QYs7D1HWdsI/double_facepalm_tng.jpg

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