Galaxy S5 to be Available in "Premium" Edition; Mixes Metal and Plastic


With CES 2014 pretty much behind us now, it's time to look to the year ahead and when it comes to mobile, one of the biggest things on the calendar is the launch of the Galaxy S5, which we now know will be somewhere in the region of April later on this year. Unlike any other smartphone before it, speculation surrounding what Samsung's next big thing becomes when it launches, is rife. While the Galaxy S5 is certainly going to be a big release for Samsung, there are a few things that might surprise us come Spring time.

We've been hearing a lot concerning the rumors about the Galaxy S5's design and construction, and now here comes yet another one. Beforehand, we had heard rumors that the Galaxy S5 could be coated in some sort of diamond-like material but now, we're hearing that the device could come in two different variants. A "normal" edition of the device, that features a more traditional plastic build and a "premium" edition which features a construction made up of metals and plastics together to deliver an altogether more high-end look and feel. While this seems a little far-fetched, we wouldn't be at all surprised if Samsung tried something like this. After all, despite the fact that Samsung devices are built like any other smartphone out there, they still command a high price, which is in no doubt don't to the best-in-class internals used throughout. So, if they could offer a new design at different price points, Samsung could make their Galaxy S5 appeal to those that are looking for a good phone, as well as those looking for something a little more "classy".

No matter what though, the Galaxy S5 is going to be the big launch of the year and with talk that the design is finally going to change after two years of a similar design, there are exciting things ahead for Samsung in 2014.

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For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, growing up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles has fed into an addiction to everything that beeps. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I love watching the platform grow. As an avid reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android, Google and mobile technology as a whole.