- Picture: @evleaks
The Galaxy S5 Google Play edition might launch sometime soon as a new leaked image of the device surfaced on the internet this week.
The device recently passed through Bluetooth certification and made a brief appearance in the Google Play store support page. @evleaks added to those other sightings by posting up this new image on Twitter earlier today. The GPe looks identical to the regular version.
Samsung released a Google Play version of the S4 last year so the company would be keeping in step by launching an S5 this year. HTC also released a version of the one M7 last year and has already launched a GPe M8 in 2014. Its Korean competitor seems to be taking its time.
The Galaxy S5 launched earlier this year and replaces the S4 as Samsung's current flagship device and features what the company deems a "glam" design with a perforated back plate that shines in different lighting conditions. It will have full LTE coverage, Wi-Fi MIMO 802.11 to cut down buffering, and a download booster that will allow users to download 1GB worth of media in 30 seconds.
Samsung has also drastically improved the battery that now provides users with 10 hours of web surfing, 12 hours of video playback and offers a new Ultra Power Saving mode. This new mode can grant the user another 24 hours' worth of power if their phone is at 10 percent. It does this by only keeping necessary functions on and turning the screen to black and white.
Samsung also decided to install a fingerprint swipe feature that users can utilize for authorizing payments. It can unlock a special private mode which secures all important documents, settings and files.