There were some who were a little disappointed by the Samsung Galaxy S4 earlier this year when it was discovered that the South Korean company turned to plastic once again, instead of metal, like what Apple, Nokia, HTC, and Sony did. Samsung’s answer at that time was that plastic was more durable in terms of flexibility, so when dropped it would not be as damaged compared to metal, which we guess makes sense. However it looks like Samsung could be having a change of heart as recent rumors have surfaced suggesting that Samsung could be turning to metal for the Galaxy S5 which is expected to see a release in 2014.
The report comes from the Taipei Times who claims that Samsung could tap Catcher Technology to make the metal casing for the upcoming device. For those unfamiliar, Catcher Technology is the same company behind the casings for the Apple MacBook Air and iPad mini, so it is safe to say that the company has experience in the matter. We are still a pretty long way off from Samsung making an official announcement so take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? Will the Galaxy S5 be the first all-metal Samsung smartphone? More importantly, are you looking forward to such a design?
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|