Galaxy S5 with metal construction almost a certainty, says report

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.


Phones 11
Related newsLatest news

Leave a Reply

3 years 4 months ago

I think that most people hated the glossy style of the plastic that Samsung was using, that made their phones look cheap… The matted plastic of the Original Note and the Note 3 are great looking and very durable… Metal is “cold” in the winter, and “hot” in the summer.

mr boom
3 years 4 months ago

I hope they still use plastic
it has many advantages
1 light weight
2 cheaper
3 absorbs a shock beter in case if you drop the phone
4 better reception , if you look to a iPhone 5 the reception is bad du the full metal casing
5 in case of repair it’s also cheaper
6 more scratch resistant , also if I see a iPhone 5 after 6 month’s is looks ugly do all the scratches

so please samsung don’t lose the plastic

3 years 4 months ago

How about make the bezel aluminium & make the back cover matte?

3 years 4 months ago

Leave the metal phones for HTC.
I have had every GALAXY S & NOTE and if it goes to metal the S4 and NOTE 3 will be it for me.
For me, removable battery is a PRIORITY, not an option.
I’m fine with the plastic.

3 years 4 months ago

rather to have a plastic galaxy phone coz it’s lighter in weight and removable,and metals looks very ugly once it is being scratch and is not safe from chirping

3 years 4 months ago

actually a lot of Rumors about s5 some of em 64bit- metal – 16 pixel cam 2k screen maybe come curved flexible – 4 gig or 3gig – come with tizen or kitkat , u know all is rumors nothing from samsung themselves

3 years 4 months ago

i dont know why i keep thinking this is false cause s4 and note 3 said they going to be metal and then it come with plastic and leather
i think samsung f series is going to be metal and s5 plastic as usual

3 years 4 months ago

I rather have a plastic phone than a non removable battery.

3 years 4 months ago

It’s possible to have both (the back cover may be metallic but not sealed) but if I had to choose I’d take the removable battery. I still don’t understand why is Samsung the only company that makes flagship phones with removable batteries.

3 years 4 months ago

So do I.

3 years 4 months ago

Wasn’t it said in a report earlier that Samsung was going to make the Galaxy F series that will be out of very high quality and it should be out of metal construction?

It might aswell be for that phone instead of the Galaxy S5.