Premium Samsung Galaxy S5 – A Combo Of Stainless Steel and Plastic?

We’ve been looking out for Samsung Galaxy S5-related info for quite a while now, and our efforts have paid off as we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Sammy’s upcoming flagship.

At this point, the general consensus is that we’ll have at least two Galaxy S5 versions: a regular one, made out of plastic, and a “Premium” model which might be built out of metal and come with a flexible display. The latter was rumored, at one point, to come with a diamond-like coating, but a new report straight out of Korea is claiming otherwise. Join us after the break for more.


According to the Korean media, the “Premium” version of the Galaxy S5 will be built out of metal, but not in its entirety. According to “industry sources“, the Galaxy S5 will come with a Stainless Steel battery cover, while other components of its case will be made out of plastic.

We’re not entirely sure how this works, but this decision has allegedly been made in order to reduce the weight of the device. Of course, one way to make sure the smartphone is “lighter” would be to use materials like aluminum and magnesium. Previous rumors have suggested just that, but the new report is claiming that Samsung has abandoned the idea due to undisclosed “supply chain issues”.

Well, what do you think? Does a Galaxy S5 made out of stainless steel and plastic sound appealing? Let us know in the comments section.