The Samsung Galaxy S5 could be about to test the metal of the. Samsung is reported to have engaged the services of the manufacturer behind the acclaimed metal body of HTC's aluminium flagship as well as the and the .
EMSOne reports supplier Catcher is set to start shipping metal components to Samsung this month -- which, if true, suggests the S5's design has already been finalised.
With recent speculation that the S5 could be revealed, does this mean we'll be seeing the new flagship phone sooner than we expected?
These latest reports add weight to an increasing number of rumours and reports suggesting the. The follow-up to the has been the subject of metallic rumours in recent and , but whether they're to be be believed is up to you.
The S4 is a quad-core, big-screen Android powerhouse worthy of a prestigious four and a half stars in our in-depth review -- and a coveted Editors' Choice award -- but we weren't keen on the plastic back. More recently, the ditched the glossy plastic for a leather-effect case with faux-stitching, suggesting Samsung is moving away from plastic.
Should the S5 switch to metal, or has the S4's plastic case proved its mettle? Do you buy the leaks and hearsay or is this all just rumour? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our very metal Facebook page.