Unseen spy shots of the first-ever metal Galaxy smartphone are causing a stir today, as evidence mounts that Samsung will finally yield to consumer demand for a premium-build handset.
Sourced by Phone Arena, the images, which come in the wake of earlier snaps c/o @evleaks, show a black, pre-production version of the handset with a burnished metal backplate and silver housing.
The site’s insider source claims that the phone features an asymmetric design with a curvier top end and that the Galaxy F is a mite smaller than Samsung’s current-gen flagship, the Galaxy S5.
And rounding off the revelations is that a Snapdragon 805 processor is on pixel-pushing detail.The prototype in the snaps packs a less powerful 801 number from the same manufacturer, but this will apparently make way for a beefier model by the time the phone hits shop shelves.
Earlier reports indicate the Galaxy 5 could tip up in September. That suggests it could land alongside Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 that’s also set to make an appearance at the IFA tech expo in Berlin that month.
A metal version Galaxy handset has been mooted since the Galaxy S4 came in for stinging criticism over its plastic build, drawing unwanted comparisons with the deluxe aluminium unibody of the HTC One.