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Samsung to produce metal-encased Galaxy S V alongside a plastic one

A report out of Korea is stating that Samsung will have two Galaxy S V versions ready by February or March 2014.


The top tier model will purportedly boast a flexible display along with a metal encasing, whereas, the company’s ‘mid-range’ S5 handset will sport the standard AMOLED and plastic shell.  Both are expected to run similar hardware underneath it all: a 64bit octa-core setup, 3GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Samsung is doing what it can to mock Apple lately, and perhaps the ‘premium’ vs. ‘plastic’ S5 is just a part of that scheme.  Not too long ago, Apple released the iPhone 5C, which many referred to as the budget or ‘cheap’ iPhone because of its plastic exterior.  We’re not saying that Samsung will mimic this model and slap the ‘C’ label onto their precious Galaxy brand, but we may see a similar business model somewhere down the line when the two S5 handsets launch.

Some have criticized Samsung for not taking a more active approach to making their flagship handsets feel more ‘high-class’ by ditching plastic and using aluminum or other alloy instead for the shell.  The next Galaxy S device will be a change up for its consumer base if the rumors are indeed true.  Although, there would be a problem if Samsung decides it wants to price the plastic S5 close to that of its top-tier metal-encased product.  Check out our S5 rumor round up here.

Source: ET News via Android Guys

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