Could these images spell a shift in Samsung strategy? The S line of smart devices has long been the brand’s mark of quality, signalling high specs and a premium user experience.
If these images which are supposedly fresh out of a Samsung factory are anything to go by though, the S line which year after year has increased Samsung’s sales and dominance in the technology sector, famously helping to knock Nokia off the number spot for global phone sales could have its days numbered.
Samsung has long been ridiculed for choosing plastic as the material of choice for its premium line of devices, with detractors (iPhone fans) claiming that it made their phones and tablets look cheap in comparison to other manufacturers who used glass and metal to create their tech. However: that now looks like it could all be about to change, if these purported images of a Galaxy S5 chassis are the real deal. The image clearly shows a metal chassis, which would signal Samsung is ready to ditch their plastic orientated past for a more refined metal future.
If the chassis does belong to a future Samsung product it also signifies a few other changes apart from the material, on previous Samsung devices (Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4) the camera has been placed in the middle of the backside of the phone, this chassis indicates that the camera and the flash would appear on the edge of the device. Others have speculated that the larger charging port on the bottom of the phone could mean that the future phone will support USB 3.0 and with the current Note 3 supporting it, that doesn’t sound too unbelievable.
This could be the chassis of the all new premium Galaxy F series, that we’ve heard rumours about at the end of September.