More signs have emerged that Samsung could opt for a more premium feel for the next Galaxy S smartphone, amid criticism in some quarters for the current model’s plastic frame.
Rumours that an aluminium body is in the offing for the Galaxy S5 have been rife for months. The move from polycarbonate is purportedly partly in response to glowing reviews for the HTC One’s aluminium unibody.
Today, the chatter got fresh legs after a Taiwanese site reported that parts manufacturer Catcher has been enlisted by Samsung to work up between 10 million and 30 million one-piece cases fashioned from an unspecified metal.
The rumour comes amid separate reports that Samsung could debut the Galaxy S5 as early as February, possibly at a press call on the eve of the Mobile World Congress event.
Tech-site talk also suggests the handset could pack Android 4.4 KitKat, 3GB of RAM, a 5-inch display and biometric technology a la Touch ID.
Flexible screen tech has been mooted too, but we think Samsung is much more likely to trial this on a more niche smartphone before bringing it to its top-end Galaxy S range.
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