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Leaked image of the Galaxy S IV  (Source: evleaks)
Plastic likely to be used extensively in the Galaxy S IV

The Samsung Galaxy S III is been incredibly popular smartphone for Samsung. One of the more common complaints that users have had about the device is that it feels rather flimsy thanks to the plastic case. Other high-end smartphones, such as the iPhone 5 and HTC One, use aluminum, giving the devices a more solid feel.

We’re sure there a lot of people out there were hoping that the Galaxy S IV might move to a more rigid metal frame, but CNET reports that the S IV won’t stray far from the design philosophy implemented on the Galaxy S III. According to Samsung executive vice president of mobile business Y.H. Lee, when Samsung looks at the materials it wants to use it doesn't only think about the aesthetics and quality, it also looks at how quickly and efficiently can you make the device.

Thin plastic frames and bodies would certainly be easier and cheaper to develop and manufacture. Samsung is also said to have had conversations about maintaining a removable back allowing the battery to be removed. Samsung maintains that using a thin and flexible plastic back cover for their devices makes it more durable than other smartphones. This claim comes from the fact that the thinner and flexible plastic can bend to better absorb a physical impact.
 
The Samsung executive stopped short of saying whether or not the Galaxy S IV would use plastic or move to more premium materials such as metal or even polycarbonate. 

Source: CNET



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RE: Plastic phones last longer...
By KoolAidMan1 on 3/6/2013 9:13:49 PM , Rating: 1
The S3 did much worse than the iPhone 5 in drop tests. Even Android Authority posted results where the iPhone 5 had barely a scratch while the GS3 was trashed.

The iPhone 4 was different since it had a glass back. Going to aluminum made it more durable than that design and the older plastic ones.


RE: Plastic phones last longer...
By woody1 on 3/10/2013 12:31:33 PM , Rating: 2
How would the drop tests look if the phones both had protective cases? Because that's really the sensible way to use your phone. Without a case, either phone is likely to suffer when dropped.


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