The iPhone 6 isn’t the only one getting outlandish mock-ups from fans. There’s a new concept for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is expected to launch sometime early next year. It comes from O2 Guru TV and was posted on YouTube (spotted by Fox Business).
Galaxy S5 with a curved display
This year apparently is the year when people are convinced that curved displays will make their way into smartphones. The iPhone 6 is rumored to have a curved display, and this concept for the Galaxy S5 gives it not only a curved display, but also one that flexes and bends by about 30 degrees.
It also features an aluminum casing rather than the plastic casing Samsung has used in its previous Galaxy S models. The overall form is squarer and has no home button—again another feature which seems to keep popping up in these concepts for future big-name smartphones.
Other alleged features of the Galaxy S5
Of course the Galaxy S5 is expected to run the latest version of Android, Kit Kat 4.4, and feature a 64-bit octo-core processor. The iPhone 5S became the first smartphone to feature a 64-bit processor, so this would put Samsung trailing Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
This Galaxy S5 concept also features a 16-megapixel camera which can shoot in ultra-high definition for both photos and videos. It also takes a cue from HTC and includes quad front-facing speakers. Another fun alleged feature is a retina scanner which would be used to unlock the handset.
Other Galaxy S5 rumors
Another fun rumored feature is a retina scanner which would be used to unlock the handset. This last one sounds particularly outlandish, even though Samsung now has a patent for it. But if something like this ever does show up on a smartphone, let’s hope that it works far better than the TouchID on the iPhone 5S does. There have been numerous complaints that it doesn’t work, and let’s face it. If the technology for a fingerprint scanner isn’t all that great yet, then are we really going to be ready for a retina scanner in a smartphone?