image_thumb44We have heard rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and that it could feature a metal body. In fact it wasn’t too long ago that a photo was leaked that was allegedly that of the Galaxy S5’s metallic frame. Of course we have also heard the rumors that the Galaxy S5 will take design cues from the Galaxy Note 3 by featuring a plastic body and a faux leather back.

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According to a new report, it seems that it is more or less “confirmed” that the Galaxy S5 will feature a metal construction, making this the first Galaxy S device from Samsung to step away from the use of plastics which some have deemed to be considered “cheap”.

The report claims that Taiwanese company, Catcher, will be the primary supplier of metal housings for Samsung to use, while other suppliers such as Ju Teng, also a Taiwanese company, and BYD, a company from China, will be tapped to supply the remaining units.

Of course this is hardly credible information since there really isn’t proof so take it with a grain of salt for now, but it is no secret that Samsung has been getting a lot of flak for using plastic in its devices.

After all this year we saw flagships from HTC and Sony, both of whom turned to more “premium” materials such as aluminum and glass, and how can we not include Apple’s iPhone 5 as comparison as well.

Other rumored specs of the Galaxy S5 includes a 64-bit Exynos chipset, a 560ppi Super AMOLED display, and a 16MP rear-facing camera that might not include optical image stabilization.

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5.1"
  • 1920x1080
  • Super AMOLED
  • 432 PPI
16 MP
  • f/2.2 Aperture
2800 mAh
  • Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
2GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 801
  • MicroSD
Price
~$180 - Amazon
Weight
145 g
Launched in
2014-02-12
Storage (GB)
  • 32
  • 16
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