After much criticism by experts and complainints from fans, it looks like Samsung is finally ready to make the leap to metal smartphones. The Galaxy S5, which is expected to make its debut in mid-2014, will feature a metal body design, according to EMSOne.
According to a new report, the Galaxy S5 will sport an aluminium unibody chassis which will be manufactured by a Taiwanese company named "Catcher". The report goes on to claim that this company would be manufacturing between 10 million and 30 million Galaxy S5 metal unibody cases.
Does the name Catcher sound familiar? It should, since it is the same company that has been manufacturing aluminium unibodies and housings for devices like the HTC One, MacBook Air and Apple iPad Mini 2, notes Phonearena.
Apart from Catcher, China's BYD and Taiwan's Ju Teng might also manufacture the unibodies and make up for any supply shortcomings.
Potential For Success
If the reports do turn out to be true, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 has the potential to become a best seller, just like its older sibling, the Galaxy S3, which was the first phone that was able to challenge Apple's iPhone in terms of sales numbers. However, the Galaxy S4, which came out in 2013, failed to achieve the similar success and reception.
By combining a premium aluminium unibody along with the usual top-notch specifications that Samsung packs into its high-end devices, the Galaxy S5 might just become the company's next big success. Strong sales of the handset will allow the South Korean electronics giant to cement its position as the world's leading phone maker.
Apart from the aluminium unibody, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to have the following specifications: a brand new 64-bit eight core Exynos processor (which will challenge the iPhone 5S's 64 bit A7 chip), a 16 megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, a massive 4,000 mAh battery. Expected to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, the Galaxy S5 will likely feature Samsung's latest custom UI.