Contrary to previous reports, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) probably won’t be switching to metal for the Galaxy S5. Instead, it will offer the handset in the same plastic backing it’s been using for some time. This is according to exclusive information from Jashan of GalaxyS5Info.
Galaxy S5 rumors are incorrect
For quite some time, there have been rumors that Samsung would ditch the plastic and switch to a metal body for the Galaxy S5. Fans of the company’s devices have reacted pretty positive to those rumors because some of the biggest complaints about the flagship handset in the past have been the cheap feeling of the plastic backing.
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The rumors about a metal body for the Galaxy S5 began after Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) struck a deal with Catcher Technologies for metal bodies. The device with the metal body was rumored to release in the second quarter of next year. However, GalaxyS5Info cites “sources close to Samsung” who have revealed that the metal material which Catcher Technologies will supply to Samsung will not be for the Galaxy S5.
Samsung’s Galaxy F expected to receive the metal body
The site reports that the metal body will actually go to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s rumored Galaxy F phones. The series is believed to be a line of premium Android handsets from the company and could debut in the second quarter of the year.
We’ve heard rumors that the Galaxy S5 will be released in January 2014, so if the metal-bodied handset won’t come out until sometime in the second quarter, it would make more sense that it would be the Galaxy F.
What will Samsung’s Galaxy S5 actually look like?
According to GalaxyS5Info, the S5 will have a faux leather cover over the plastic back, just like the Note 3 and also the Galaxy Round, which will feature a curved screen. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) may be hoping that adding a faux leather cover to the Galaxy S5 will cover up the cheap feeling of the plastic back and provide a more premium feeling to it. The site reports that the leather back will come in a variety of colors, including black, white, pink, yellow and lime.