Sometimes tech seems to move too fast for its own good. The Samsung Galaxy S IV has only been out for a few months with new offshoot variants of the device still being announced and rumors are already cropping up about the Samsung Galaxy S5.
However, Samsung’s newest flagship may offer some drastic changes to the company’s previous design choices. While the Galaxy S IV was well received, most critics agreed that the plastic build was unbefitting of an industry-leading handset. According to a rumor from “a trusted source close to [Samsung],”, the handset manufacturer received the message loud and clear and the Galaxy S 5 will feature an aluminum body as part of the company’s “Design 3.0” strategy.
While this is purely speculation at this point, the transition would make sense for Samsung, as other notable handsets such as the HTC One, Xperia Z, and Lumia 925 all offer high-quality metallic builds. The new build may not be all roses though, as an aluminum frame would likely mean that Galaxy S5 would have a unibody design and therefore would not offer a removable battery.
Even with rumors popping up, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is likely still a long ways away, as the device is not expected to be announced until sometime next year.
Source: Android Geeks