Samsung’s next generation of Galaxy S smartphones may be made from metal. Android Geeks reported that the Galaxy S5 smartphone, which will likely debut next year, will feature an aluminum unibody design to compete with Apple’s iPhone and the HTC One.

Galaxy S5
Galaxy S5 Concept

There are reports that Samsung Galaxy S5 may be one of the first of possibly several Galaxy phones to go metal.

Galaxy S5’s Metal Body Speculation

The Galaxy S4 features glass and plastic construction. Plastic is not exactly the kind of material you would expect from a high-end smartphone, and given the competition, metal makes a better option. Yesterday, I shared a  report on a concept design for the Galaxy S5 phone which would feature a metallic body, 2 GHz  Octa-Core processor, 5.2 inch screen, 16MP camera in the back, 5MP camera in the front, Smart Eye Tracking, 4GB of RAM, and 5.2 inch screen. Of course, this is just a concept design and there is no way to confirm that this is the design that Samsung has in mind for their next flagship smartphone.

Consumers Expecting More From Smartphone Upgrades

If Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) was to switch from the glass/plastic design to an aluminum unibody design for the Samsung Galaxy S5, it would be a huge upgrade for the phone. Many Samsung fans feel that the latest generation of Galaxy S phones didn’t live up to expectations. Like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans, many Samsung fans want more from their smartphones. It’s crucial that both tech giants ante up the competition with improved smartphones and operating systems. Disappointed Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) fans may have to wait until next year to see an improved Galaxy S or they could see what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has to offer later on this year. There are rumors that the California-based tech giant will release the iPhone 6 along with or instead of the iPhone 5S. Many are hoping that Apple will release a more exciting smartphone rather than a redux with minor upgrade.