Whether it’s because of the whole “bendgate” phenomenon or other reasons, it looks like some smartphone manufacturers are now paying more attention to the materials they use in creating their flagship phones.
For instance, the iPhone 6s unveiled last week is manufactured from 7000-series aluminum, which is the same material Apple used in the creation of the Watch Sport. This type of aluminum is much more resilient and less vulnerable to bending, so last year’s fiasco should be averted.
But more to the point at hand, earlier today, we came across a report claiming that Samsung might make some (more) changes in its manufacturing process as well. Therefore, if we are to believe these rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 might come with a magnesium alloy chassis or unibody.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature a Magnesium Alloy Chassis / Unibody?
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have greatly departed from the Korean company’s older design philosophy, and both terminals can be considered the result of great craftsmanship. Unlike most smartphones that use “6063 aluminum” for their chassis, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have been built out of high-strength 6013 aluminum, which is a very durable material usually utilized in the construction of automobiles, aircraft fuselages, mountain bikes and so on.
Interestingly enough and according to fresh rumors, Samsung is now considering the possibility of using an even stronger magnesium alloy for constructing the Galaxy S7. The original report isn’t too clear on the details so we can’t say for sure if Samsung intends to use this alloy for the internal chassis / frame or a full-fledged unibody. Evidently, a unibody design would mean that the Galaxy S7 will not have a glass back panel, but instead it will pack the internal components in a single block of carved / CNC machined metal.
Based on all the rumors so far, this might not be the only radical change that could be introduced by the aforementioned flagship. Last week we also heard that the Galaxy S7 could sport a dual-camera setup, along with a considerably larger 5.7-inch display.
Of course, all of the information above is not nearly set in stone and remains subject to change. Treat it accordingly, and as always, we’ll keep you up to speed if we find out more.