Samsung has been releasing plastic (polycarbonate) devices for years. The company has been moving tons of devices and have been untouchable at the top of Android OEMs list for a long time. Things aren't going that well for the Korean giant lately though, the company's profit has dropped significantly and they're feeling pressure from the other manufacturers. Samsung has, in a way, already change its business model to some extent. They have introduced a premium-built Galaxy Alpha handset back in August which was followed by Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy A3 and A5. All of these handsets are built out of plastic and metal, they look and feel really sleek and it's a step up for the company no matter which way you look at it.
It seems like Samsung plans to step things up a bit though, according to a report from SamMobile (their sources rather), Samsung is focusing on the next big thing, Galaxy S6. Project Zero is allegedly the codename of the Galaxy S6, why is this interesting you ask? Well, Samsung has used alphabets as codenames for its flagship devices in the past: Project J (Galaxy S4), Project H (Galaxy Note 3), Project K (Galaxy S5) and Project T (Galaxy Note 4). So why has Samsung decided to change that now and use a "Project Zero" codename for the Galaxy S6? SamMobile's sources claim that Samsung has decided to build the Galaxy S6 from scratch, as an entirely new vision.
Is it possible this Korean smartphone manufacturer plans to introduce something completely different this time around? I'm not talking about adding some metal to the build of their devices, I'm talking about a completely new design of the phone and hopefully new UI entirely. SamMobile wasn't able to get more detailed information, but this sounds promising none the less. It would be nice to see if Samsung can introduce something that will awe us. I personally really dislike their software and hope Samsung plans on refreshing it completely, let's see what can such a huge company come up with. It seems like the profit drop actually had some effect on the company and they finally decided to change their business model, I'm actually looking forward to the Galaxy S6 now, at least to some extent. As a side note, we've already seen some alleged Galaxy S6 info, check it out here.