Leak teases Galaxy S 5 dimensions; just how large could it be?

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With days slipping off the calendar as we close-in on the anticipated Galaxy S 5 launch, the picture of this new flagship from Samsung is finally starting to really come together. Overnight, we saw Samsung release a new teaser for… something, and a leaked image sure seems to convincingly reveal the GS5’s packaging – complete with a few specs. The latter there may help sure-up our understanding of the phone’s internals, but what about the outside? Today a leak attempts to clue us in on the GS5’s dimensions, and while larger than the GS4, it’s not looking to be too, too big.

This is clearly not an official render of the GS5 we’re looking at up top, and we’re not even confident that it’s making an attempt to reveal the GS5’s design; instead, the most interesting thing here may be those figures for the handset’s measurements. Comparing them to the Galaxy S 4, we see a smartphone here that’s 2.7 millimeters wider, 5.1 mm taller, and 0.3 mm thicker.

Considering we’re talking about the move to a larger display, none of that sounds too bad; really, the only figure we could really argue is objectionable is the phone’s thickness, and only then out of principle, since Samsung’s managed to come in thinner each year with every Galaxy S to date – while not by much, this would still break with tradition.

Separately from this find (but in the same ballpark, talking about dimensions and all), Samsung has some holding pages up on its site for Galaxy S 5 flip cases. Samsung’s using images from the GS4, and we’re not even confident the prices are for real, so at the moment this may be more of a curiosity than anything useful.

Source: Sonny Dickson, Howard Chu (Twitter)
Via: SamMobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!