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April 15, 2013

[Rumour] Samsung Concerned About Current Plastic Designs, Allegedly

Samsung’s love affair with plastic build materials, might be coming to an end for its next flagship device. The company may finally opt to take another approach later this year. According to SamMobile, the company is reportedly “worried” about the design and quality of its current devices, especially when compared to the lovely engineering of the HTC One and reported Huawei Edge.

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Samsung’s reputation of creating some of the most popular devices on the market but, now this popularity seems to be biting them. One criticism repeatedly thrown at the company is how “cheap” its handsets feel, across the entire range from its cheapest smartphone on up to its most expensive tablet. The Galaxy S4 remedied this slightly, but the build still doesn’t hold a candle to the HTC One. SamMobile’s source claims the Galaxy Note III will change that.

Allegedly, Samsung had hoped to implement a metal design with the S4, but supposedly, production issues meant the handset, in its planned configuration, couldn’t be built en masse on time. Instead, the Galaxy Note III will debut with a more premium look, though SamMobile’s source couldn’t confirm Samsung’s final material choice. The source did say, however, that the Korean company will introduce even more features, while the device itself will come with a 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display, Exynos 5 Octa CPU with LTE and 13-megapixel camera.

If Samsung manages to inject a more premium design into its next flagship handset, the company could potentially grab even more market-share around the world. If that does happen, the Galaxy S4 may very well be the last of its kind, at least as far as case goes. We’ll have to wait and see.


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini