Rumors, rumors, and more rumors. They’re basically a constant when it comes to high school drama and of course, tech news. In the latest iteration of possibilities and what-ifs, we’ve been getting reports that the next iteration of the Galaxy line-up, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be making the shift to a metal chassis.
Reports are also swirling around that the production of said chassis is expected to occur later on in the year and that a sample has already been sent to a factory in Vietnam.
One of the oddest things about this rumor is that whenever questioned about the material used in their devices, Samsung always skirts on the defensive of their choice of plastic. While it doesn’t offer the same sturdiness as a metal chassis, you can’t complain about being able to have removable and replaceable batteries and also allow for microSD expansion possibilities.
However, if Samsung does actually opt for a metal / aluminum chassis over a plastic on, we can probably bet on it still being able to be removed to get at the battery. As well, let’s just hope that Samsung avoids the radio issues that seem to be plagued by smartphones getting the metal treatment (I'm looking at you Apple).
What do you think? Would you rather see Samsung add some metal chassises on their higher end devices or are you content with the plastic bodies they’ve had until now?