A Taiwanese supplier has confirmed that Samsung’s next flagship device: Galaxy S5 will have a metal shell, which is expected to release sometime in Q2 of 2014.
After the speculations of a metal shell for Galaxy S5, Samsung has finally chosen and ordered a large quantity of metal shells that would be served to “one of its models of high-end smartphones coming in the second quarter of next year.”
According to sources, the South Korean comapany has already started working on the successor of Galaxy S4 that would feature a metal casing.
Samsung has made this request to Catcher Technology, a Taiwanese supplier that provides metal casing for Apple iPad and MacBook and shells for HTC One. The volume ranges from 10 to 30 million units and Catcher ensures all these cases will be required to fulfill the market demand for a top range of Samsung smartphone, more precisely the Galaxy S5
If the reports are to be believed, the new member of the popular Galaxy S family will debut in stores during the second quarter of 2014, exactly one year after the launch of the Galaxy S4.
Samsung has been widely criticized in the past for the use of plastic bodies for its high-end smartphones. Indeed, the metal bodies are clearly more resistant and therefore, customers might prefer these over the plastic material, which is less impactful and resistant.
Last month, the South Korean media reported that Samsung would set up a production line in Gumi (South Korea), aimed at the production of metal shells to be integrated in the next Galaxy smartphone. In addition, the group would be setting up a mass production line in Vietnam as well.