The Samsung Galaxy S4 might only have been with retailers for a matter of weeks but that hasn’t stopped the first Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours hitting the web, pointing towards a new metal bodied design.
Suggesting the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the company’s first handset to run a new form factor based on a refreshed internal new design foundation, claimed “sources close to the South Korean phone maker” have suggested the S4 follow-on with be more similar in its finish to the likes of the HTC One.
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While we recommend these reports be taken lightly and with a liberal pinch of salt, AndroidGeeks has reported that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will apparently sport an aluminium body in a bid to provide a more premium, high-end appearance than past models.
Casting some doubts over the validity of the claims, they stated: “The information was provided to us by a trusted source close to the South Korean phone maker, who wanted to remain anonymous.”
With the Samsung Galaxy S4’s plastic construction one of the few criticisms many had of the Android 4.2 powerhouse, it is not unfeasible that the company also responsible for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 could adopt a metallic finish for its next flagship smartphone.
While we have our doubts on the sourcing of these latest reports, a more premium, metal design must surely be atop many a consumers’ wish list for Samsung Galaxy S5 features they would like to see. If little else, these reports show us the fast-paced nature with which the tech sector continues to evolve with many already looking to the S4’s successor before the phone itself has even reached its peak.
With plans for the Samsung Galaxy S5 no doubt already in the works deep within the manufacturer’s HQ, reports have suggested that, as well as causing a price increase, a move to a uni-body aluminium design could see the next Samsung Galaxy S handset lose its removable battery and microSD storage expansion credentials.
On the murmurings of a ‘Design 3.0’ direction change, the claimed insiders added: “While we don’t have the slightest idea what Design 3.0 really means in terms of looks, we can now confirm that Samsung will start to use aluminium for its high-end smartphones, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the first one to receive this treatment.”
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