Galaxy S5 won’t ditch plastic, faux-leather on the back
Oct 20,2013 29 Comments
If you have been following the Galaxy S5 rumors from past some time, you might be aware of the reports that suggested Galaxy S5 will come with a metal body design. This news was received really well by Samsung fans, and why not, finally Samsung was going to ditch that cheap plastic from its flagship device. But this latest news might be heart breaking for the Sammy fans. As per the recent reports, Samsung is not going to use metal body for Galaxy S5, instead it will stick to the same old polycarbonate (plastic) body. Read on to find out why.
The rumors of metal body for Galaxy S5 started after a deal between Samsung and Catcher Technologies for providing metal shells to Samsung for its next premium device, set to release in Q2 of 2014. Catcher is a Taiwanese metal casing maker which supplies metal bodies for Appple iPads, MacBooks and HTC One. As soon as Samsung-Catcher deal news leaked out, everyone started speculating that Galaxy S5 will feature the metal body. But we have received exclusive information from our sources close to Samsung which reveals that the metal material supplied by Catcher will not be used in Galaxy S5. Instead, Samsung will use it in their much rumored Galaxy F series phones. Galaxy F is said to be a series of premium Android devices from Samsung, expected to be released in second quarter of 2014.
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This is where this information starts making sense. Galaxy S5 is supposed to be released in the first quarter of 2014 and latest reports are claiming January, 2014 as launch date. But the metal material was said to be used in a premium Samsung phone releasing in Q2, which hints at a Galaxy F series phone.
As per the information we received, Galaxy S5 will have a faux-leather to cover the plastic back, just like the recently launched ‘Note 3’ and curved screen ‘Galaxy Round’. Samsung knows that people didn’t liked the plastic body on Galaxy S4 much, which can be seen in the dropped sales of the phone. Faux-leather might work to some extent in giving a premium feel to Galaxy S5. According to our source, faux-leather back of Galaxy S5 will be available in different colors. It will offer standard Black and White as well as vibrant colors like Pink, Lime and Yellow.
Though these rumors make much sense, we do however recommend that you take the news with a little pinch of salt at this point in time.