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Galaxy S5 with metal construction almost a certainty, says report


Last updated: December 23rd, 2013 at 11:52 UTC+02:00

One of the most interesting rumors about the Galaxy S5 has been about the possibility of Samsung finally moving away from plastic and adopting a metallic build for its flagship. It was rumored that Taiwanese company Catcher was one of the prime candidates Samsung had selected to acquire metal casings for the S5, and now a report out of the Taiwan media says the possibility of the Galaxy S5 having a metallic body has shot up considerably.

According to the report, Catcher will start supplying a certain amount of the required metal housings (10 to 30 million units, according to the initial rumor) this month, while Chinese company BYD and Taiwan’s Ju Teng will be contracted for supplying the remaining units. As always, considering Samsung’s love for plastic (it keeps the device light and helps them bring out devices to market faster), it wouldn’t be a good idea to get your hopes too high, but going by the numerous reports, a metallic Galaxy S5 is looking to be more and more likely.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed, and maybe you should, too.


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