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Rumors about the flagship Galaxy smartphone that Samsung is due to release next year picked up when it was first speculated that the Galaxy S5 might actually be released earlier than originally planned. Since then there has been a lot of talk about what the next generation Galaxy smartphone will tout. Most people believe that the company might finally give up the use of plastic and go with a metal chassis for the Galaxy S5. Perhaps that might not happen, because according to Digitimes, the manufacturers expected to make this metal chassis have not started mass production for Samsung as yet.

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As per the publication’s supply chain sources, Samsung is apparently still pondering over the question of whether or not it should go with a metal chassis for the Galaxy S5. The sources also claim that it is “unnecessary” for Samsung to go down this road given the fact that it has risen to the top as the largest smartphone vendor in the world primarily due to the success of its plastic boasting mobile devices, whereas switching to metal will increase its production costs. It is rumored that Samsung might adopt materials such as fiberglass/plastic or carbon fiber/plastic for smartphones, but there’s no definitive answer as yet if Galaxy S5 will sport a metal chassis or not. As always, Samsung is mum on the rumors about its future products.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy S5, MWC, MWC 2014 and Samsung.

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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