The Samsung Galaxy S5 failed to deliver, instead arriving with a slightly odd perforated rear, while this week’s Galaxy Alpha settles for a mere dash of metal on the sides. Come the Samsung Galaxy S6, however, it could be a full-on metal party.
To be honest, this has been the story for ages now, with pretty much every imminent Samsung flagship tipped to be metal, only to invariably disappoint.
Furthermore, Samsung has defended the use of plastic, suggesting that there’s far more to design than simply the choice of material.
Throw in the notion that a metal phone is more susceptible to wear and tear than a suitably rugged plastic chap (yeah, I took a chunk out of my iPhone 5 with a seemingly innocuous drop), and you’d be forgiven for dismissing the metal Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour entirely.
On the flip side of the coin, Samsung’s mobile design guy was “realigned” shortly after the Galaxy S5 was unleashed, and the metal is definitely creeping in, albeit in relatively small quantities.
Indeed, the story goes that Samsung is simply trying to nail down enough metal suppliers before rolling out a high-volume metal phone. Let’s not forget that the Samsung Galaxy S generally ships tens of millions in its first few months, something that’s, eh, not a problem for HTC.
via: G 4 Games