Quick Note: Samsung Galaxy S IV Expected to Use Plastic Casing
March 6, 2013 9:41 AM
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Leaked image of the Galaxy S IV
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
, 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
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.
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RE: Plastic phones last longer...
3/8/2013 4:52:42 AM
The poly back to the iPhone 3GS was a mess. Have you any recently? It turns out that the whole back slowly warps, cracks, discolors and picks up scratches like nothing else I've seen.
iPhone 4 solved that with the glass backing. Of, it's glass...
iPhone 5 solved the issues with glass cracking by using aluminum but the black anodized layer wears off quickly on all edges and the buttons for volume control (the off switch rarely since who uses that?!).
Eventually they'll get it right...
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