The next Samsung Galaxy phone may support a metal unibody design, a major departure from the plastic housings that has plagued the smartphone line. Leaked photos recently showed what appeared to be an aluminum chassis for the upcoming S5, now a new reports offers more evidence that Samsung is finally getting rid of the plastic!
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is still immensely popular, and the phone is one of the greatest selling of all time. The combination of powerful hardware, a great camera and a beautiful AMOLED screen made the fourth Galaxy a smash hit. Generally folks only had one complaint, the cheap-feeling plastic case. Now another report hints that the next Galaxy phone, the S5, will sport a sturdy metal design!
Japanese news site EMSone broke the news (forgive Google Translate):
It likely to aluminum unibody of Taiwan-made CATCHER is employed Galaxy S5 is a growing. It is said that at the prospect of starting to Samsung for the shipment of the metal housing to December 2013, CATCHER and is aimed at supply of the metal housing to Samsung for the Chinese BYD and Taiwan Ju-Teng.
Samsung is reportedly partnering with Taiwanese manufacturer Catcher to make the unibody metal cases. The photo above shows a supposed metal chassis for the S5 that leaked earlier this month. The Japanese site quoted Taiwanese media reports of the partnership. With this new report, the evidence is mounting for a metallic S5.
The rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S5 are heating up, and there is rampant speculation about the upcoming flagship’s features. According to rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to rock an aluminum body and a 64-bit octa-core processor, similar to Apple’s A7 chip, which resides in the iPhone 5S. The S5 could tout a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, a 16 MP camera which will record 4K video, 4,000mAh battery and of course, Android 4.4 KitKat. The device will run a new version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI as well.
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