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Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature a metal chassis?

Samsung could be testing a metal chassis for its 2014 flagship Galaxy smartphone, with plans to set up a production line at the end of this year.
August 29, 2013
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We are at least six months away, if not longer, from the next Samsung Galaxy flagship, let’s call it the Galaxy S5 for now, and the rumors surrounding the device have already begun. Following a report that the 2014 Samsung flagship could feature a 16MP camera with OIS, a  new report states that the Galaxy S5 could feature a metal chassis.

According to ET News, Samsung is planning to use a metal chassis for the Galaxy S5, with plans to begin a production line by the end of this year. Apparently, a sample has been created in Europe and sent to Vietnam, where the chassis will be mass-produced. The report goes on to state that Samsung is approaching this idea with caution, and will do a lot of pre-production testing to avoid issues faced by devices using full-metal bodies, such as radio interference.

Granted, similar rumors surfaced around the same time last year as well with regards to the Samsung Galaxy S4, so we have no idea whether Samsung is actually considering a move in this direction, or whether to company will continue use a plastic body. If true, it’ll be interesting to see whether the company will continue to feature a removable battery, or go for a unibody metal design, like the HTC One, for it’s next flagship.

As I’ve said before, we’re still a long way off before any Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors can be given any credence, but it’s definitely a good way to see towards which option Samsung’s large consumer base prefers.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the next Samsung flagship featuring a metal chassis? Let us know in the comments section below.