Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition Coming Soon on the Play Store

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | May 2, 2014 3:40 PM EST

Samsung, in collaboration with Google might release a Google Play edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a listing of the device has been seen in a strange way on the Google Play Store in the U.S.

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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition listing on U.S. was briefly replaced by an image of the Samsung Galaxy S5, showcasing the perforated texture of the back panel of the smartphone, along with other identifying features and the iconic sunbeam live wallpaper typical on Google Play edition devices.

Notably, the image utilised on the Google Play Store listing showcases the smartphone with both software and hardware keys on the front-end of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is never seen before with Samsung. After a while, Google removed the Samsung Galaxy S5's image from the Galaxy S4 Play Edition listing.

At this point, a Samsung Galaxy S5 Play Edition is expected to launch soon as HTC has already launched the Google Play Edition of the HTC One (M8) in March for $699 and Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition, which was launched in December got a price cut of $200 and is now priced for only $449.

On the other hand, Motorola also announced a Google Play Edition of the budget smartphone Moto G in January, which is available for $179 for the 8GB variant and $199 for the 16GB variant.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 specs and features include a 5.1 inches full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 801 chipset, Android 4.4.2 OS, 16MP sensor front camera and 2.1 MP front camera, 2800 mAh battery capacity, fingerprint sensor, heart-rate sensor and IP67 certification, which means that the device is water-resistant and dust-proof.

As for the other Samsung Galaxy S5 variant, which is known as the premium version of the smartphone has been allegedly seen in India, where it is undergoing testing, according to Asia Today reports via GSM Arena.

Also, the device has been spotted in an Indian Web site Zauba, which noted that four of the smartphones were shipped from Korea for "R&D purposes."

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(Photo: Reuters / Albert Gea)
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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