Will the Galaxy S5 come with a plastic or metal backing? Fans have been hoping for a metal backing for some time, and rumors have suggested that this is the year. However, there’s a chance that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) could offer one of each, according to ZDNet Korea.
Samsung to offer multiple Galaxy S5 models?
The Korean language site has apparently reported accurate details about Samsung products in the past. It reports that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is preparing to launch a whopper of a smartphone in February, although it does not name the Galaxy S5 by name. The specs offered by the site do sound a lot like what we have heard for the Galaxy S5 though.
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According to the report, the high-end smartphone will feature a quad HD display with a built-in iris scanner which will offer biometric security. Both of these specs would be not only firsts for Samsung but also for the industry. The Korean electronics giant is said to be planning to reveal the new handset at the Mobile World Congress in February. However, the company has typically launched new products at press events rather than trade shows.
Samsung to launch Galaxy S5 or something else?
One topic that isn’t really discussed on these other sites is the mysterious rumored Galaxy F, which some have suggested would be an even more high-end handset than the Galaxy S5. Reports that metal backings have already been ordered from multiple suppliers have been said to apply to the S5 and also to the rumored Galaxy F.
If Samsung is indeed planning on revealing two new handsets over the next few months, there is a chance that one could be named the Galaxy S5 while the other receives the Galaxy F. And if the Korean website is right that one has a plastic backing and the other has a metal one, then all of the previous things we have heard start to fall into place. Of course there are all just speculations at this point, however.