There has been chatter about a Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition variant but no official confirmation has come in yet. Samsung is known for launching multiple variants of its flagship smartphones so it really won’t surprise anyone if this particular variant were to be released in the near future. Today a render of the Samsung Galaxy S5 GPE has been posted online and while it looks convincing enough there’s one small detail that makes it seem like something’s amiss.

If you look closely enough at the render you’ll find that not only does it have hardware buttons but also onscreen navigation buttons. This really doesn’t many any sense since both perform the same functions more or less. So does this mean this render is a fake?

Many would find that hard to believe since it has been leaked by @evleaks, who has an impeccable track record for product leaks. It is possible that this might not be a final render of the device, which would explain the presence of unneeded onscreen navigation buttons.

Details about the specifications are not available right now but I would expect this device not to deviate too much from the original Galaxy S5 flagship. The software would be vanilla Android, just the way Google wanted us all to experience it. No word as yet when this device is going to hit the market and for exactly how much.

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1920x1080 Super AMOLED
432 PPI
~$380 - Amazon
16 MP
F2.2 Aperture
145 g
2800 mAh
No Wireless Charg.
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Storage (GB)
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