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Samsung Galaxy S4 With Metallic Body Would Have Meant Delayed Release Date

We have new information coming form a Samsung insider, quoted by the folks at Sammobile, talking about one of the most criticized aspects of the Galaxy S4: the materials used for the body. There are a lot of voices out there unhappy about the plastic case of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Well, let’s find out why the South Korea-based company didn’t use metal for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

According to sources close to the Asian phone maker, Samsung has started to figure out that its plastic smartphones are starting to fade out in front of the aluminium ones. It seems that HTC One is enjoying a lot of success and attention courtesy of its metallic body, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 is losing at this chapter. Everybody seems to love an aluminium unibody case, both the reviewers and the public. Samsung has explained why it couldn’t have used a metallic body for the new Galaxy S4.

The reason is simple: using a metallic case would have delayed the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, while the South Korea-based company wanted their new flagship to hit the store shelves on time to be able to compete against the high-end terminals announced at CES 2013 and MWC 2013.

The same source claims that Samsung will make up with the Galaxy Note 3, a smartphone that might use another material instead of plastic. Will it be carbon, metal, or kevlar? What’s your opinion?

The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 2 GB of RAM, a features-packed 13 megapixel camera with full HD video recording support, all the connectivity features worthy of a modern smartphone, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, and an octo-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset or quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC (market dependent).

If Samsung used an aluminium body then the battery would have been incastrated in the case. Would you prefer a plastic body and a removable battery, or a better looking device?

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  • dannyR

    ‘metal’, ‘kevlar’, ‘carbon (in non-CO2 contexts)’ have positive mental connotations. ‘plastic’ does not.

    Also, metal is bling-worthy, plastic is not.

    Plastic is a viable construction material. It just works.

  • PLASTIC ISSUE cannot do any harm with the s4. Sure I am. s4 will be a superstar more than s3.

  • King

    I prefer the removable battery. People can say what they want but samsung makes wonderful phones. I love the plastic and i wouldn’t want to jeopardize bein able to remove your battery. Come on with my Galaxy S4!!

  • duff60901

    They can make a metal case and still have an SD slot and removable battery. Look at some of the older Moto tanks like the DROID X I still use.

  • samsung fanboy

    Here’s a idea samsung why not have a metallic back phone with a back that slides on and off lock type deal so the battery still can be accessed

  • caboodles

    plastic is lighter… and metals can be easily scratched compared to plastic

  • caboodles

    plastic is lighter… and metals can be easily scratched compared to plastic. What’s the use of having a metal case when your phone memory is small and non expandable. It deafeats the purpose of using casings with lots of design.