If Samsung stands any chance to win the premium smartphone race in the current environment of a resurgent Sony and HTC, by a product that's truly "wow," rather than a "checkbox" development like the Galaxy S4 and LG G2, these fan renders outline consumer expectations.
Drawn by fan-site GalaxyS5Info, these renders reveal a concept Galaxy S5 that incorporates curved OLED displays that cover three sides, and the matte metal back panel. The volume rocker, power/standby key, and some other system action keys are touchscreen-based, and meld into the sides of the curved screen.
Given that curved OLED panels are new, Samsung could be excused for not hopping onto the WQHD bandwagon slated for 2014. The screen is expected to be about 5.5-inch, with the curvature ensuring the screen remains accessibly small on a 2-dimension plane. Other items on fans' bucket list include higher camera resolution, better optics, better low-light imaging, higher storage options at existing price points, with 32 GB being the base-line, 64-bit Exynos processor, and of course, Android 4.4 "KitKat." The device is expected to be water- and dust-proof, like the Xperia Z1.
Wishful thinking? For the most part, yes, but if you never ask, they'll never give.