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Galaxy S5 might hit production in January with metal and plastic versions, plus 4000 mAh battery

0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2013, 09:30 posted on

Korean media is shining some light on the alleged Samsung plans for the Galaxy S5. There will be two versions, it hints, one with a premium metallic chassis and the other with the regular plastic. Two processors will also be in play -a Snapdragon one, presumably the newest 805 - and a 64-bit Samsung Exynos Octa...

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posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:39 9

1. wrm2013 (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


It will not sell well. 16mp is old news. At 5+ it will be too big. The ppi race is also 3 years old. Blow us away with a great camera huge battery and 4.5-4.7 inches and I'd bet it will sell out preorders

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:43 36

2. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


I disagree, the S4's screen size is very nice and versatile, plus you said that all those features are old and then say that the phone should be 4.5 - 4.7 inches like the S2... 5.2 inches with minimal bezel will most likely the target for Samsung's next galaxy Flagship, and will sell well.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 19:04

56. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


No, I seriously doubt it will sell that well. People that are buying a S4 don't want a Note sized phone. 5.0 inches was already too big. If the 5.3 inch size remains true, I won't buy. 4.5-4.7 is the ideal size. Personally, I was hoping to upgrade from the S4 to the S5 because of OIS. But I will not buy a note sized phone.

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 11:41

64. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


The Galaxy S3 and the S4 have virtually the same size chassis... I don't see another .2 inches making much of a difference, Mr.14545

posted on 01 Dec 2013, 11:02

65. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Please don't give me that stupid argument. I know the S4 and S3 have the same size chassis. The S3 was too big too. The Moto X is about the perfect size, but I just don't like it from a feature standpoint. I have the S4, but it is too big. And if you add ".2" to it, you are going from a phone to a "phablet". If I wanted a "phablet", I would by a note.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:43 26

4. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Where's the down vote button when you need one? Very, very few people want a 4.5" screen. Look at all the best selling android phones of the last two years. Galaxy S4 with it's 5" screen is the best selling android phone of all time. Not a coincidence that it has a big screen. That form factor is perfect. Galaxy nexus, S3, S4, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, HTC One all have similar external dimensions. Why? Because that's the right size that the market wants. Don't like it? Get a moto x.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 19:05

57. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


There are many people like me that bought a "5.0 inch" phone because of the latest specs. I won't keep going up. I can't use my S4 as it is with one hand.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 03:04

63. gamblor77 (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I WISH there was a damn vote down button, especially on Phone Arena. Who the hell seriously wants a 4.5" screen? People complain that above 4.5" is "too big" cause they're used to having tiny iPhones and probably never hold anything larger than 4". ;) But at the same time they try to complain that "soo many pixels is not necessary". Simply because the lame iPhone's display isn't that high def, doesn't mean you can't notice a major difference when seeing a higher res screen. It matters! So which is it? Why not have a super high resolution display that is also larger than 4" so u actually have some screen real estate to work with? I think somewhere in the 5-5.5" screen size is pretty much perfect. I have a Note 3 and it's gorgeous but I'm starting to find it a little cumbersome to work with. Especially when it jams me in the ribs while it's in my jacket pocket and I try to tie my shoes. I will probably sell it and pick up the S5 if it lives up to the rumours.

posted on 01 Dec 2013, 11:05

66. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Dude, if everyone wanted a "note" sized device then why the he77 is the note not outselling the GS4? Also, that doesn't mean I want a stupid "iphone". I have never had an iphone, and I don't want to start now. So stop with the stupid ignorant comments.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:45 5

6. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


4,5-4,7 inches is now a different category. High-end phones are coming with 5"+ display, but I would be happy with a 4,5" flagship as well.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:46 5

8. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Then get the Moto X. The market has spoken. The demand for screen size is around 5" with the external dimensions similar to the S4. I happen to agree with the market.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:11 6

16. troutsy (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I think you think you are the market.

2 people expressed opinions that they'd wish to have a more compact phone and you're basically telling them that they are wrong. Where's 1000 down votes for you?

And your argument for "The market has spoken" is totally foolish. Short of the HTC One mini, no manufacturer has legitimately attempted to offer a small (

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:50 1

26. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Yes they have. Moto X. And it failed. Despite being a great phone.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:28 2

45. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Failed? Seriously? OK buddy.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 19:13

59. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


What the h377 are you talking about? The X is only sold in the US. Also, you don't know the dynamics of in store marketing or how the moto maker exclusivity altered sales. Last, the X, while being a nice phone, doesn't have features that Samsung and HTC have. So if you buy a phone for baked in features then you lose that with a moto x. So please don't say the "market has spoken" when you don't have a clue. The market can't "speak" when there is only one manufacturer with one phone in one market.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 19:06

58. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Exactly. That's my point.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:07 10

15. Andrewtst (Posts: 379; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


4.5" to 4.7" is way too small as mainsteam.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:33 1

31. wrm2013 (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Lol k so at this rate 6.5 will be mainstream in two years? I'll be the guy laughing when u hold a laptop to ur head

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:11

39. Abo3amood (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


Nope I'll hold a slipper instead xD yet like 5+ inches. Why don't we speak holding tabs now ?! People don't like it so they won't make foolishly large phones a phablet differs from a large screened phone from a small screened phone from a tab xD

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:54

43. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


False. That argument was used over 2 years ago when the Galaxy Nexus and came out. That was 4.7" Now we're at 5.0" within the same envelope dimensions. We can hit 5.2" without increasing the overall size next year. That's over three years of flagship phones without increasing the size of the phone. I'd say it's pretty clear what mainstream determined is the correct phone size.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 15:02

51. zahirkhan777 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


I bet galaxy s5 will have 5.2 or 5.3" screen in body size
Of galaxy s4 32gb built in 3000mah battery not 4000mah 3gb n 4gb version ram front cam is 2b 5mp
And some new softwares like air gustr smart pause

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:30

46. Ashoaib (Posts: 2429; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


It will not sale well? Well what about iphone? Its 8mp is a new news? Dual core is the news which i heard just today, there were no dual core before... OMG iphone is bringing everything from future... they made 2050's phone in 2013... yes you are right, Samsung stands no chance... beside that your point is valid, 5+ is really toooo big for kids, iphone is ok!... ppi race is old and no wonder why all manufacturets are running in this race since the advent of display... and again you are right, blow us away by putting some dynamite in the bettery and the sales will be awesome

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 14:11

48. wrm2013 (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


IPhone sells well because it's a good phone at a smaller scale. It also sells well because it's a status symbol now.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:43

3. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


If they use a metal frame at 5+ inches and a 4000mah battery then this thing will be a brick.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:45 25

7. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Galaxy S3 and S4 and Note 3 all have a metal chassis. I'd be surprised if there was external metal on the S5. It just doesn't make sense on a phone. It scratches, dents, chips and blocks cell reception. Stick to plastic please. Samsung just needs to up the quality of the plastic it uses.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:51 1

11. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Plastic is cheap and low quality. Old-Skool days, Samsung use to use metal and Stainles-Stell.
Look at the Lenovo K900, iP5, great build with superb to look and touch. Plastic is degrading.

Why cant you look after your devices?

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:58 7

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Cause even Apple can't and it's scratched out of box? Plastic is not cheap, it's a name for a whole range of different materials from softest to some of the hardest you'll ever find, so yes, Samsung can improve on the plastic they are currently using just like Apple could improve on it's metal build.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:32 1

21. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


http://bimg1.mlstatic.com/faceplate-chassi-original-galaxy-s3-i9300-azul-ferramentas_MLB-F-4405737928_052013.jpg

Is this the "metal chassis" the S3 has? Seems like the S3 is all plastic to me...

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:03

27. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


No, its this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FJUD5WB_ko#

It's not much metal, and I wish I could have found a better reference, but that's the metal chassis (after melting off all of the plastic) I assure you it's in there. Surprising right?

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:38 4

32. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


For comparison the HTC ones inside is all plastic and glue.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:49

37. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Because the external metal frame has enough rigidity that it doesn't need more. But, you're correct.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 17:25

54. TMach (Posts: 387; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Sorry, not sure which S4 you are talking about but mine is plastic! The Xperia Z1, iPhone, HTC One have metal chassis and you don't need to look very hard to know they are metal but the S4 is PLASTIC!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 20:35

61. madmikepr (Posts: 125; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


for the back cover Kevlar would be Great!!!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:47

9. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Super advanced batteries, with slim profiles are expensive to use, so make sure the public will, and are willing to pay the extra! Aswell as those ExynosA15+4GLTE+...

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:43

5. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


S5 will dominate and cause collateral damge to other OEMs, and sales.
Samsung's Exyons A15s with no A7s, this time. Just pure true A15 power.
No more Snapdragon, and only Samsung's own Cpu, just like the S2, S3.

It works out cheaper to use Snapdragon, than Exynos fine tuned, 20% better than SD. They need to use 4G LTE modem, which costs them $15 more, so works out paying $55+....

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:49 1

10. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


plastic again = fail

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:07 15

14. av911 (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


People still using the argument??

Every other Android OEMs would like to "fail" like Samsung.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:12 3

17. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I guess tech world advances faster than puberty. ;)

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:33

22. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


This is so true, a Samsung "fail" sells much better than others companies efforts, even though i don't have a Samsung smartphone i have to give them that, they have a loyal fanbase thats growing at an impressive rate!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:47 1

35. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Samsung will never make sealed metal crap, just to satisfy the iboys from the tech media. And shouldn't.
The iBoys will never buy anything else but iphone, whatever-anyhow.

And the normal ppl don't buy cheap dented aluminum tin-can.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:31 1

20. teerex42 (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


You fail dummy and for the last time it is not just plastic...It's polycarbonate... much stronger than just plastic!!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:37 1

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Learn to read the title it says metal & plastic w/4000 mah battery. With a much higher screen resolution

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:56 2

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'm so glad the industry finally gets it: we want our everyday devices to last through every singe day without worrying about that damned charger (you hear this Google?). With the RAZR and Note line-ups starting the battery frenzy and Oppo N1 3600mAh, Lumia 1520 (3400mAh), LG G2 (3000mAh), Butterfly S (3200mAh) and the Ascend Mate (4000mAh) following, I'm sure not many will want to fall behind next year. I don't mind a mm extra thickness or 8 more grams if I get 1,5hrs of extra SoT.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:22

18. davenycept (Posts: 177; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


5.27"

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:28 3

19. teerex42 (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Wrm2013 you dummy what world do you live in? 16 is not old news and 5 is just right. If they can get a 5.5 inch screen in a similar size as the s4 with the specs they're talking about it would blow away the best phone period the s4!! Nothing comes close to my s4 with all the smart features you clowns call gimmicky. I use them all!!!!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:42

24. Rajvosa01 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Can anyone of you peeps tell me whats the best choice to make : buy the Galaxy note 3 or wait till the GS5 comes out O_o ?! they look both hardly the same qua specs to me now ..

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:31 1

29. Gemmol (Posts: 562; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


wait.....if its true that it launch in march and your current phone do everything you need at the moment then waiting would not be a problem.....but if your phone is in dire need of a change then get the note 3 its a great device......I am still waiting on my Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520 tablet its been out of stock all around me even in corporate stores.......

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:48

36. Rajvosa01 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Thanks for the advice , I guess that waiting till march shouldn't be a problem. i've got a nokia lumia 800 but the hardware is a bit on the old side.( Still works tremendous) I was also waiting for the nokia lumia 1520 to come out here but i don't think it will reach the corporate stores soon enough . That's really a bummer :/

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:49

25. thegodfather (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


Get rid of the physical button and add a huge battery and I might switch from moto to that just so i can run cyanogenmod

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:13 4

28. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


5.3inch UltraHD display
Metal build
A53+A57 Exynos Octa
4000mAh battery

The GS5 is going to be mine and I'll keep my GS4 as a trusty spare :D, time to get rid of my GS2.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:31 2

30. jpmcnown (Posts: 34; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


If 1 person, or every subscriber with Verizon even implies that they are interested in this device, Verizion will not carry it. It's how they roll.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:15

40. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


No, they'll just need a few months to engineer a way to cover it with more "Verizon" and "4G LTE" logos.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:40

33. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


What would the haters have if Samsung released a metal chassis device with no flaws with top shelf build quality and then redid their skin and got rid of touchwiz? Would they just say it's Samsung so its bad?

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:43 8

34. mmmanuuu (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Samsung will name the premium one as 5S and the other one as 5C lol.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:01

38. Honestcritic (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


Anything over 5 inches is just too big. The perfect size for me is 4.7-4.8"

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 14:39 1

50. jacko1977 (Posts: 400; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


thats what she said

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:31

41. intos (Posts: 87; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


samsung found the ctrl-c and ctrl-v !

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:44

42. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


They had metal phones years ago. Metal was not popular because it was clunky and dented/scratched.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:18

44. scsa852k (Posts: 303; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


It's hilarious how people on PA would bash Samsung for making their flagships with cheap plastic all the time.
And now, they wanna bash them for using metal because it's gonna be too heavy and clunky.

LMAO. Lame Apple users.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:45

47. antmiu2 (Posts: 240; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


4000Mah is not going to happen. It will be 3100maH

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