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Will the Galaxy S4 Again Be Made of Plastic?

Steven Blum

In less than 10 days, Samsung will present their next Android flagship at a press conference in New York that will be watched around the world. Expectations are already enormous. The Russian smartphone clairvoyant Eldar Murtazin put a slight damper on things, though, when he said he was sure that the Galaxy S4 – like it's predecessors — would again be made only of plastic.

Galaxy S4's specs are no longer secret as most of the details have already been leaked to the press (a 4.99-inch display, eight-core Exynos 5410 processor with 2GB of RAM are all but certain features). Only the design is a giant question mark. But if you believe Murtazin, we shouldn't be expecting any surprises. 

As Murtazin writes on the blog

The Galaxy S4 will be made of the same material as its predecessors. The model will again be long and passionately criticized.

According to Murtazin, nothing significant about the design of the Galaxy S4 will be different than the previous variants. Murtazin says he's basing his observations on the experience had testing the device last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

Why should you believe him? Well, this is the same tech reporter who was the first to foretell the correct Galaxy S4 launch date. His forecasts in the past have been spot-on.

We'll know by March 14th whether or not he is right. Would you be disappointed if the Galaxy S4 was again made of plastic?

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  • Dvoraak Mar 4, 2013 Link

    It could be a mistake to make another plastic phone but plastic hasn't slowed Samsung down so far. As the other OEMs cultivate high end, must have devices with sleek material choices, Samsung may choke a bit on all the plastic.

  • CJ Brown Mar 5, 2013 Link

    Plastic remains light weight & cheaper then metal, however we've discovered that metal can be light weight also (I have no problem with plastic, even though I feel a teflon coating that would ensure 100% scratch / crack resistance would be a nice start)