Claims Samsung will ditch the Galaxy S range’s time-honoured plastic construction for something more robust for the next model in the series took a turn for the more likely today, after what appear to be tell-tale photos leaked online.
Purportedly sourced by Nowhereelse.fr from someone within the Samsung supply chain, the snaps show what the site claims is the metallic frame for next year’s addition to the Galaxy S line. That’s the phone we’re duty-bound to call the Galaxy S5. In the absence of anything firm to go on, that is.
Assuming the frame is the real deal – and odd anomalies such as the location of the camera at the side instead of the central position that Sammy usually favours means that’s by no means a sure thing – it could spell the end of the opinion-dividing plastic shells that have featured on every Galaxy S phone so far.
Criticism from the group of tech fans unimpressed by the Galaxy S4’s build quality reached a fresh pitch with the arrival of HTC’s One. HTC’s handset was garlanded across the board for its premium-feeling aluminium unibody.
Of course, before the S4 naysayers get too excited, it’s worth mentioning that even if we are looking at genuine parts for the S5, Samsung’s use of metal for the frame might stop there. There’s no guarantee whatsoever that it will adopt metal for the phone’s exterior.
Even less grounded in hard-cold fact are other rumours currently doing the rounds about the phone’s spec sheet. But for what it’s worth, the handset is apparently set to be home to a Touch ID biometric technology with eyeball-scanning technology and a larger screen.
Was this article helpful?