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Premium metal cases for Samsung Galaxy S5, same manufacturer developing cases for HTC One and iPad

Premium metal cases for Samsung Galaxy S5, same manufacturer developing cases for HTC One and iPad

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Rumors and speculations about the upcoming Samsung flagship, Galaxy S5, have started making their way to the internet. A recent report from Taipei Times said that the company is about to finalise the suppliers for the metal casings that would it be using in its upcoming high-end smartphone. However, it is not guaranteed that this high-end smartphone would be Galaxy S5. The supplier is expected to be Catcher, the same company which has also been developing such cases for HTC One and iPad. The report suggests that the order of 10 to 30 million units would be finalised by 2014 and Galaxy S5 is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2014.

Samsung has faced criticism over the plastic design of its high end devices, mainly the Galaxy Phones. The price of these phones is generally upwards of $500 and plastic casing makes them look rather cheap. According to Samsung, plastic casing saves the time of production due to which it is possible to release a new version every year. And besides, users do not seem to have much problem with this matter, considering that Galaxy devices sell like hot cakes. The latest version, Galaxy S4, sold 20 million units since it was released in April. So till you’ll have the S5  in your hands don’t forget that you can use our unlocking service for Samsung Galaxy S4 in case you need to travel or change network: http://www.samsungimeiunlock.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-unlock

The demand for Samsung’s Galaxy phones is one of the highest in the market, so naturally Samsung splits the production of components among different suppliers, one of which would be Catcher. The company would also produce some of the components in its own facilities. However, the report of metal casings for Galaxy S5 is not new and rumors in this regard have existed for several months now. For instance, a tech source revealed back in July that Samsung is working to give premium look to Samsung Galaxy S5 to cope with the stiff competition in the presence of devices such as HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. Another report that emerged in August carried something to the same effect. However, the possible name of the component manufacturer has only now surfaced.

Samsung has faced criticism over the plastic design of its high end devices, mainly the Galaxy Phones. The price of these phones is generally upwards of $500 and plastic casing makes them look rather cheap. According to Samsung, plastic casing saves the time of production due to which it is possible to release a new version every year. And besides, users do not seem to have much problem with this matter, considering that Galaxy devices sell like hot cakes. The latest version, Galaxy S4, sold 20 million units since it was released in April.

Samsung has experimented with alternative material on some of its devices, most notably on Galaxy Note 3 which featured textured plastic imitating leather on its back panel and Galaxy S4 Active which contained metal components. So it won’t be an altogether new thing for the company to part from its tradition of plastic casing on Galaxy phones and take the way of metal casing.

 

 

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