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Samsung yet to decide if Galaxy S6 will have full metal jacket

Samsung is yet to design on a final design for its forthcoming Galaxy S6 handset, according to new reports on Thursday.

According to AndroidPit, the Korean firm is still debating whether to run with an all-metal body for the flagship handset, or whether to roll out a part-metal device with a plastic rear casing.

The report says Samsung has been showing off the all-metal prototype to select folks at CES in order to get feedback on the design.

One of the caveats to going all-in on metal would be the iPhone-like inability for users to replace the battery as they have in all previous models.

Given Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S6 in March, it would seem a decision about the decision about the design would have to be made pretty quickly after the curtain down on CES.

AndroidPit has also received information claiming the Galaxy S6 will feature a microSD card slot, a UV sensor, fast-charging, unidirectional microphones and a UV sensor.

Today’s report isn’t the first this week suggesting the Galaxy S6 design is still undecided. Less than a week ago, we brought word claiming multiple designs were still being considered relating to a potential Galaxy S6 Edge.

SamMobile sources claimed the firm is considering both single and dual-edge designs for a spin off handset.

Would you like to see Samsung finally cast off the polycarbonate? Or do you like to be able to switch out the battery without returning the phone to the manufacturer? Let us know your thoughts below.

You can keep up with all the latest Galaxy S6 specs and release date rumours in our continually updated hub page.

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