It has been few months since the Galaxy S4 was released on the market, and we are already in talk of its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S5. In addition to a 16-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization technology (OIS), the device apparently will have a metal shell.

According to ETNews, the South Korean group is reportedly planning to leave the plastic for the best metal, and will be starting its production by the end of this year. Apparently Samsung has already obtained a sample of the potential metal body created in Europe and then sent to Vietnam, where the frame will be produced in series. However, Samsung would be approaching with caution to the new structure and will do extensive testing of pre-production as metal bodies can cause problems. For example, some devices that use full metal bodies have encountered some problems in the past including one of radio interference.

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In any case, we don’t have any confirmation from Samsung on the material they will choose for new Galaxy S5 shell, but remember that even in the past months when its predecessor announced, rumors had been circulated about choosing a different metal for Galaxy S4. Though, it didn’t turn out into the real deal.

Moreover, we reported earlier that Samsung had given up the inclusion of OIS technology in Galaxy Note 3 due to some supply chain problems and perhaps would introduce in the successor of Galaxy S4. As per rumors, the fifth generation of the Galaxy S series may arrive on the market in the first half of 2014, about twelve months since the release of Galaxy S4.

Source: ETNews