The Wireless Business Division of Samsung Electronics reportedly decided on August 29th to build a line for producing metal (magnesium and aluminum) cases at its Gumi plant.
The company plans to commence sample development and pilot production at the Gumi plant with mass production starting next year in its Vietnamese plant.
"Mold engineers above class A were recently temporarily transferred to Vietnam one after another,” said a Samsung official. “Currently, considering the manpower resources of the Vietnamese plant, there seems to be no problem with building the production line in six months.”
Since the release of Galaxy S3, Samsung Electronics has acquired the economy of scale with a single model, and became capable of using metal cases. Samsung Electronics is planning to apply the metal case to some premium smartphones starting early next year, and then to several other models.
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