Galaxy S5 could go the aluminum route, report says

Android Geeks reports that the as-yet-unreleased S5 will be encased in an aluminum unibody like the iPhone and HTC One, under a new Samsung style philosophy dubbed "Design 3.0."

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S4 (left) and Galaxy S3 sport plastic shells. Will the eventual S5 go metallic? Josh Miller/CNET

Like rebellious teenagers in bedrooms across the world, it seems Samsung could be about to go through a metal phase. Reports suggest the Samsung Galaxy S5 -- follow-up to the smash hit Galaxy S4 -- could boast the first aluminum body in the Galaxy lineup.

Android Geeks reports the as-yet-unreleased S5 will be encased in an aluminum unibody like the iPhone and HTC One , styled under a new philosophy dubbed "Design 3.0."

Exactly what that involves remains to be seen, but word on the street suggests the S5 will be the first of many high-end Galaxy smartphones to be made of metal.

Read more of " Samsung Galaxy S5 could be first metal Galaxy phone " at Crave UK.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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