The existence of the rumoured metal Samsung Galaxy S5 has been denied by none other than the Samsung CEO.
Since the Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled at MWC last month with a plastic but waterproof body, ruours have circulated that Samsung is working on a metal version of the device.
It was tipped to be called the Samsung Galaxy F or even the Samsung Galaxy S5 Premium, but we sincerely doubt Samsung would ever have called it that officially.
According a Korean media report, Samsung CEO JK Shin has denied the existence of any metal Galaxy S5 or Galaxy F smartphone. He said there was “no such thing” as a premium build Galaxy S5 and any article that suggested otherwise “is wrong”.
Shin did say there would be a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone arriving during 2014, but seeing as the Note line is one of the most successful, this doesn’t come as much of a shock.
So it seems the metal Galaxy S5 was nothing more than a product of rumour and perhaps a sprinkling of wishful thinking.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Features
Despite the rumours the Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched with a 5.1-inch full 1080p HD super AMOLED display surrounded by a plastic body featuring water- and dust-resistant qualities.
To differentiate it from the Samsung Galaxy S4 design though, Samsung added a “perforated” effect to the rear back panel.
It runs on a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. There’s also microSD card support up to 64GB.
Similar to the Touch ID sensor in the home button of the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint scanner that recognises a swiped fingerprint.
The Galaxy S5 also has a heart rate monitor fitted under the rear camera, which works with the new Samsung S Health app.
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