Samsung Galaxy S5 to have metal chassis, production line starting at end of year?

Well, the rumor mongering never stops, even if a device is quite far away from being released. It was recently rumored that the Galaxy S5 could sport a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, but the latest rumor is something that will make a lot of people even more excited – a report by ETNews claims that Samsung may be looking to use a metal chassis on its next flagship smartphone.

The report also claims that Samsung is looking to start a production line later this year to create those metal chassis, with a sample produced in Europe sent for testing to Vietnam earlier this year. Samsung is reportedly treading lightly and is looking to minimize effects of a metal housing, such as on the antenna reception (Apple’s “death grip” on iPhone, remember that?). Hopefully, things like removable batteries and expandable storage are being focused on, too.

Of course, we’ve all heard this one before so there’s no assurance that we won’t see plastic construction yet again. As always, there’s considerable time before the Galaxy S5 makes its way to market, so it’s best not to take these rumors seriously, though you’re always free to get excited.

Here’s hoping Samsung is working on a new design as well.


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3 years 7 months ago

Make it water proof at-least, My S3 and S4 both jumped in water and had lost warranty, Though was able to keep them live and are operational and working.


3 years 7 months ago

How about Jelly kinda body lol

3 years 7 months ago

Hope it’s really true!

3 years 7 months ago

Wishful thinking has once more made its way onto the news…

3 years 7 months ago

I want Carbon Fiber!

3 years 7 months ago

That’d be awesome !!! A truly indestructible phone.

3 years 7 months ago

I really hope they ditch the glossy hyperglaze plastic that scratches if you look at it and has a fingerprint collection fettish.
Metal sides and a more premium back would be a great start.

3 years 7 months ago

Plastic is not that bad. That glossy Hyperglaze is the problem, it looks flimsy and cheap. There are plastic phones out there that look and feel solid and premium i.e. HTC One, Oppo Find 5, Nokia Lumia Series.

3 years 7 months ago

HTC One X, of course.

Arslan Nawaz
3 years 7 months ago

RIP Apple !