Samsung to Shift From Plastic to Metal for the Next Generation Galaxy Smartphone?

Samsung to Shift From Plastic to Metal for the Next Generation Galaxy Smartphone?

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Samsung is planning to move to a metal case design for its premium Galaxy smartphone devices, according to the Electronic Times. Currently, the company uses plastic for its smartphones.

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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Samsung to Shift From Plastic to Metal for the Next Generation Galaxy Smartphone?

Great. - September 2, 2013 at 5:48pm
By the time Samsung tries to make their high end phones in metal, Apple will be using the innovative Liquid Metal! Will Samsung try to copy?
Your Mum - September 2, 2013 at 7:43am
as soon as they switch to higher quality materials so it doesnt feel like im holding a toy, im gone!
Pogo - September 2, 2013 at 5:15am
Who is this Steve god that's on every forum?
IName - September 1, 2013 at 3:49pm
Switching to a more premium look is the only way I see them continuing to compete with Apple. Making the phone bigger, overlapping with their other product lines and adding gimmicky features isnt going to cut it for much longer. i
Tony - September 1, 2013 at 2:46pm
Im sure you do make a very high income. Im thinking you are even making more money then apple and doctors with you delivering newspaper, what a joke this guy is lol... Does everyone see what this guy is saying, do you have a masters in newspaper delivery, im sure you drive a very high end bicycle too. Is it 21 speed or 24 speed lol hahahah..... Newspaper delivery job pays shit..... get a life and come back here when you have a real job lol... Not something that kids do as their first job lol hahaa. YOU WISH YOU MADE MORE THEN ME, YOU WISH!! There are developers of app, who make millions of dollars what you talking about , you dont know shit about nothing!
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