Samsung Galaxy S5 To Feature Aluminum Body?

Posted June 13, 2013 at 5:19pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10172 views

The next Samsung Galaxy could be the first metal Galaxy phone, according to the latest rumors.

Reportedly, Samsung will be pushing a new design direction called “Design 3.0," that will feature an aluminum unibody like the iPhone 5 and HTC One. Currently the Samsung Galaxy series phones consist of glass and plastic.

While plastic is very durable, it lacks a premium feeling that phones like the iPhone 5 and HTC one carry. Aluminum phones are usually weighty and tougher than plastic phones but more pricey to manufacture. And a metal back, Galaxy phones could lose the removable battery feature which is often a criticism of the iPhone. Nevertheless, with a move like this, Samsung could chip away an even larger chunk of Apple customers who chose the iPhone 5 because of its look and fell. Production is also a factor when pulling from different materials.

A while ago, a Samsung official said that the company takes into consideration how quickly and efficiently it can manufacture the product, knowing that it will have to ship a high volume, which was the reason why the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones so far had a plastic body. Since the Galaxy S flagships are getting more popular each year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 demand is expected to outmatch the one of its predecessor, so should we expect stock shortages if it’s made of aluminium?

The Galaxy S5 is still a ways off, but it will be interesting to see what exactly "Design 3.0" will entail.

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Tony - June 18, 2013 at 2:54pm
Rice eaters are inherently copier, and the last thing I would buy is a copy!.
somegayname - June 17, 2013 at 6:07pm
Samsung copying iphone? PLEASE.. you can go ahead and preorder your "iPhablet" and get slapped in the face with a Iphone 5s.
iphone Doctor - June 15, 2013 at 9:02pm
This guys will copy the iPhone to 100%!!
Christian - June 15, 2013 at 3:45pm
Just another attempt to compete with the iPhone.
Raleigh - June 14, 2013 at 6:23pm
Rip spamdroid since 2007, "Nothing but lag, makes people nag! They always steal, they're not even real."
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