Back in April a keen eye caught an image issue on the device section of the Google Play Store for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE device. The image had been updated, or inadvertently changed, to depict an image of the Samsung Galaxy S5. It stayed that way for a while before the situation was sorted out. One month later in May the S5 GPE was spotted clearing through the Bluetooth SIG process. Just a few weeks ago nearly every GPE device in the Play Store went by the wayside as “out of inventory.” Leaving only the HTC One M8 and the Nexus devices available for order. It would seem that a new round of Google Play Edition should be on the way, especially a Galaxy S5 variant.
Per the usual, @evleaks has shared and confirmed that one is coming still. However, no one knows when. It is interesting to note that the image shows both hardware and software buttons at the bottom. The previous Galaxy S4 GPE offered just the hardware buttons. It could be just a crappy image manipulation with a stock screen placed on a Galaxy S5 body, but with the other information like the image swap on the Play Store (which had both hardware and software keys) and the Bluetooth SIG certification, we are pretty confident that a Galaxy S5 does exist. We have to wonder if Samsung will be offering both hardware and software key options similar to the OnePlus One. Although, this is Samsung we are talking about, so they could just be screwing things up all together.
What are your thought? Regardless of the image, would a Galaxy S5 GPE appeal to your wallet at all?