Samsung Galaxy S5 to Sport Aluminium Body as a Result to Design 3.0 Direction, Confirms Source

Samsung Galaxy S5

There’s no doubt that the South Korea-based company will launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 next year, the follow-up of the already popular Samsung Galaxy S4, a smartphone that was sold in 40 million copies in less than a month after its market debut.

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S devices are the best selling Android smartphones in the world, it’s obvious that Sammy still has some work to be done both in terms of design and materials. Fortunately, it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be part of the company’s new design direction called “Design 3.0,” but what about the materials used for the next-gen flagship?

As you’ve probably noticed, the other big players of the smartphone world are trying to make their terminals look as premium as possible (see HTC One and Sony Xperia Z) using materials like aluminium or glass for their cases. In an attempt to find out whether Samsung is ready to fight back at its rivals with premium-looking Samsung Galaxy S5, we stretched our antennas and managed to find out that the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will have an aluminium body. The information was provided to us by a trusted source close to the South Korean phone maker, who wanted to remain anonymous.

After a move like this, Samsung will be able to bite an even larger chunk of its main rival’s market share, being able to attract the Apple customers who were choosing the iPhone for the looks and for premium materials used for its construction.

While we don’t have the slightest idea what Design 3.0 really means in terms of looks, we can now confirm that Samsung will start to use aluminium for its high-end smartphones, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the first one to receive this treatment. Of course, an aluminium body comes with some expenses. First of all, the unibody construction (which is pretty popular among the smartphone makers) will no longer allow the users to remove the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S5, an aspect that was highly appreciated by the users who traveled a lot.

A while ago, a Samsung official said that the company takes into consideration how quickly and efficiently it can manufacture the product, knowing that it will have to ship a high volume, which was the reason why the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones so far had a plastic body. Since the Galaxy S flagships are getting more popular each year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 demand is expected to outmatch the one of its predecessor, so should we expect stock shortages if it’s made of aluminium?

Anyway, it’s a bit to early to speculate about the Samsung Galaxy S5, because there’s almost a year until the smartphones sees the light of day, so a lot of things can change in the meantime.

What are you expecting from the Samsung Galaxy S5? Any guesses on its technical specs? What about some special features you’d like? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • zgryfx

    As a minimum, I’d expect an incremental bump in processing speed, some additional post processing tweaks to the camera software, and more motion enabled commands.

    I’d like to see a better lens with an aperture of F/2.0 or better, not more megapixels. Manual controls for aperture, ISO and exposure would be fantastic folks coming from the DSLR world. It would really up Samsung’s game a notch above the competition.

    With the aluminum body, I hope that the battery remains removable. I much prefer swapping in a fresh battery than being tethered to a cable or attaching a battery dongle. I also like having a removable memory card to swap media and large files.

    Going to an aluminum body also raises some concern with me. Any sort of metal body is going to attenuate RF, so I hope their design is innovative enough to compensate for this. If you don’t believe me, just wrap your mobile phone in aluminium foil and see how well it works.

  • Chris noyes

    I have had the galaxy line of phone since they first came out and I have been very pleased with this product. One of my favorite features about this phone has been the ability to replace the battery and the ability to costomiz the battery door. If the battery in the new S5 will be a permanent fixture, I am afaid that this will be a deal breaker for me. I would hate to have to switch to a different phone. But I need to be able to access the battery.

  • kemika3

    Everything the S 4 has plus an aluminum body, cableless charging capability, at least a 3100mAh battery, dual sim card slots since I live in two countries, up to date ringtones, and updated wallpapers.

  • kemika3

    Almost forgot more phone color choice availability – not just black or white for all carriers and keep the phone where you can use removable batteries since many companies manufacture extended batteries for our Samsung devices.

  • anywherehome

    without replaceable battery? good bye, Samsung. SGS4 is the last one of mine from Samsung :)
    they really think that aluminium is more important than replaceable battery? no, you just listen to some minority who see just design (the limited group with iToys) not features….
    and these people are the gaudiest…..the reasonable group is not so gaudy like these kids….

  • gnine

    Please don’t get rid of the removable battery, if not we got to find another phone to buy. The only reason I bought Samsung vs Apple is due to the removable battery and the mico sd card.

  • Custnam

    Considering I just upgraded from a S3 to S4 Im hoping Samsung gives me a little time to enjoy it before it becomes “old news”. And I totally agree with the removable battery. It was one of the factors that made me choose the S4 over the HTC One. I love being able to swap out my phone stock batteries with Anker batteries.

  • Durability over bueaty

    How aboutttt makeing it more durable :o?

    • Dank

      Yes! Like the rugby, that was awesome. Then you don’t have to buy bulky cases for them and would keep the size down inthe long run

  • Akoijam Tomba singh

    For the samsung galaxy s5 i would like to have a screen size of approximately 4 to 4.5 inch cuz its difficult to hold and pocket a big smartphone like 5 inch screen.A big phone is uncomfortable to use like when taking photos and videos or while making calls,its really hard for me to hold my galaxy s3.

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  • Dank

    Sounds amazing, but a company needs to step it up and recognize the health issues with all of us who have our cell attached to our head everyday. Lower sar levels should be the prime reason anyone should buy a cell phone. No one in the mobile industry is marketing this? Why not? Work on it and the people will follow. Radiation levels are the first thing I look into when buying a phone. Your health is more important than a sleek look. I wish Samsung would recognize this. Aluminum would seem to make it worse. Makes me sad.

  • Dank

    Forgot to mention. Everyone throws an otterbox or something similar over the phone for protection anyway. Who cares what it looks like underneath.

    • goin_naked

      I dont use a case, the look of the phone actually means a lot to my decision. Not everyone thinks the same. Chill.

  • msjdocmjcocdk

    If they change to aluminum I am not going to buy another one of there products

  • Trevor

    Why does a aluminium phone have to be a sealed unit ?

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  • http://www.zibri.org Zibri (http://www.zibri.org)

    I like the policarbonate samsung used for the S4. It’s solid and easy to remove. That’s how it should be. And the HTC One is UGLY IMHO.

    • Canuck

      you’re ugly

      • http://www.zibri.org Zibri (http://www.zibri.org)

        women don’t think so.

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  • Timbo

    Commercially it makes sense to nick the best bits from your rivals if you want your flagship phone to be the no 1,personally I like the galaxy specs but my aluminium bodied htc fell off my car roof at 40mph and was completely unmarked,try that with a plastic or glass bodied phone.

  • go fast54

    Jai un samsung s4 et en option de développement,on peu activer 1 processeur a 4 processeurs ou limite standard ou limite en arrière plan .lequel choisir et sa sert a quoi ?? Pouvez vous m’aider svp merci

  • Gabriel Lim

    Look @ the HTC One. It’s design & Body feel are fantastic. The aluminium body is classy to look at and snazzy on the palm. The new HTC Butterfly S too looks & feels great. Features & function-wise too. The HTC people sure works hard for what people wants. HTC is indeed catching up. Samsung S must change to stay ahead. Otherwise may go the way of the Dodo like some other makes. Period.

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