Pictured Above: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
With the Samsung Galaxy S4 out in full force and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 looming, it’s natural to already be hearing rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5. The latest comes from ETNews, who suggests Samsung will look to use metal for the next iteration of their flagship Samsung Galaxy S lineup. The source states Samsung is even gearing up to create their own production lines for the new chassis.
With that, we’re still not entirely sold that Samsung is ready to move on from plastic. We’ve heard the same rumor about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S4, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 before they launched, yet we always learn that Samsung decides to shy away from it at the last possible moment. We won’t bank on this rumor having legs, though we’re at least hopeful that there’s a bigger chance of that happening now than ever before.
Samsung first tested the metallic waters with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged device that featured the build quality and material we’ve all been dreaming for out of a Samsung device. The South Korean manufacturer received many praises for the design and feel of that particular phone, which hopefully gave them confidence to keep plugging away at bringing that sort of finish to their top-tier smartphones.
We’re not sure what else will be in store for us with the Samsung Galaxy S5, but we aren’t thinking that far ahead just yet. We’re still wondering what Samsung is looking to cook up with the Note 3, a phone which will be unveiled at the company’s September 4th event ahead of IFA Berlin (alongside a new smart watch). Be sure to stay tuned as we’ll be looking to bring you more live coverage about that than you can handle.