2014 is upon us and the rumors about the future flagship phone from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S5 are piling up again pretty quickly. That time of the year when the new flagship phones are to be launched is approaching fast and the curiosity that everybody is experiencing with regards to future phones is explainable. And even more if we take a look at what people from Samsung are talking to the press. And when we say “people from Samsung” we don’t mean middle management, we mean the Vice-President of Samsung and Head of Design Strategy, Dong-hoon Chang.
Mr Chang recently answered some questions addressed to him by reporters during a New Year’s Party in Seoul and what he had to say was interesting at least. However, the things Mr Chang said were “off the record” so because of this we cannot say that they are official. He was asked about the possibility of the Samsung Galaxy S5 being announced at the 2014 Mobile World Congress and the answer he gave was “about right” which might indicate that this will happen. Also, Samsung’s Vice President indicated that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 will be made of “new material”. Could this “new material” actually be metal? There is no way of knowing that but we can still hope, right? This comes against the recent influx of rumors claiming that metal would not be the material used in the fabrication of the Samsung Galaxy S5’s casing. He also didn’t mind speculating about the future release of a premium-line of phones with metal casing and “flexible displays”. The decision to whether implement flexible display or not is allegedly “under review”.
Rumors would also point out that there will be two variants of the Galaxy S5 launched, one with the usual plastic casing and the other with the metal one. So this would mean that there could be an increase in price for the latter variant. Would you guys prefer Samsung to release two models of the Samsung Galaxy S5? And with the possibly higher price, would you buy the metal variant?
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