Galaxy S5 to have plastic construction and faux leather back, suggests new rumor

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Last updated: October 21st, 2013 at 06:47 UTC+01:00

Here’s a Galaxy S5 rumor that should add to your Monday blues. According to the folks over at GalaxyS5Info, Samsung’s upcoming flagship won’t come in a metallic body – instead, Samsung will be sticking to its current practice of using plastic, while carrying over the faux (aka fake) leather back from the Galaxy Note 3. This rumor goes against the rumors we’ve been hearing about since the last few weeks, which suggested that Samsung might finally be looking towards metallic designs for their smartphones.

Now, while the source of this info isn’t exactly reputable or well-known, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if it turns out to be right. Samsung is no doubt thinking that the plastic and faux leather combination on the Note 3 is a nice middle ground between a fully plastic and fully metal construction, and could be looking at sticking with it for their next flagship. Not to mention that Samsung is reportedly only just getting ready with production lines for metallic cases, so it might not be until the next Galaxy Note that the company is actually ready to start using that metal in its devices, or until its rumored Galaxy F range of smartphones make an appearance.

What do you think? Are you okay with what Samsung has done on the Galaxy Note 3, or do you think it’s high time the company started making flagship devices that actually feel worthy of what they cost?

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