Samsung Galaxy S7 rumored to come with magnesium alloy unibody
1. jdrch (Posts: 77; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)
I've already switched to LG in my mind for my next phone. Removable battery and microSD support are too important to me.
10. carlemillward (unregistered)
But what if LG follows Samsung's route. Samsung and LG always tend to follow each other. If Samsung doesn't do something LG does, then LG does something Samsung does. This is pre-iPhone days.
22. -Shadow- (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Actually is more like Samsung follows Apple , LG follows Samsung
36. tedkord (Posts: 10216; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Actually, it's nothing like that here in the real world.
26. QWERTYphone (Posts: 648; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
If they all remove both, I will buy the cheapest based on cost/specs/durability and treat them like the disposable products theyve become.
46. Dude2 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
What if Samsung gets to keep a massive amount of there Note5 and 6Edge inventory? We should see in the next few weeks what the first 30 day sales are for the Note 5. Removable battery and SD card are just too important to ignore for long.
You have to remember that the design point of the iPhone is a consumption device meant to do one thing at a time. Android design point is a multitasking productivity environment.
47. darkoman4 (Posts: 159; Member since: 30 May 2014)
Good point. You can already buy a brand new Note 5 for $590 on eBay. Not a good start if you ask me.
60. j2001m (Posts: 2785; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Yes because the the plastic design and removing battery and sd card is helping lg sales, hm nope, sales all down, the new designs for Samsung are the only thing making them sale better than
Last year and the only oem to do so (China oem not included in this)
11. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
That's like burning down your house to kill a rat. The last good LG was a G2. They have not improved since then. I love their form factor with the buttons on the back. I had a G2 and loved it, but they stopped pushing the envelop.
I'm sure when they stopped making Polaroids people felt the same way.
21. jeroome86 (Posts: 840; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I'm afraid with the lack luster sales of the G4 they will follow Samsungs move toward unibody design.
31. drkarim (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
what do u have after a g2 iam having it currently and looking for an upgrade
35. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
Had an S6, now a Note 5. Superb devices, both of them. What I miss about the G2, buttons on the back. If you've never had an LG being able to securely and firmly grip the sides from ANY angle w/o worrying about buttons is awesome. 2-I loved the shape of it. It was very square and I liked that. The S6 is a bit too tall and rectangular as is the Note 5.
64. drkarim (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
aha great iam looking for note 5 but iam afriad it has a less battery life than my g2 which is a monster in that regard u kno avery full day is essential to me
16. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)
i agree, they are very important, plus in my personal opinion and experience, samsung phones have too much lag for me. i have a rooted s4 and 5 and they both still lag pretty bad, plus lg phones have removable batteries and sd cards, so i think they're useful
61. j2001m (Posts: 2785; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
There is no way close to that type of
At with there new phones, all Samsung phones with new icons do not lag
24. QWERTYphone (Posts: 648; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
Jdrch- Agreed. The only conclusion any intelligent person can come to.
49. medtxa (Posts: 1115; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
Apparently no one cares about your "intelligent" insights as always.
45. medtxa (Posts: 1115; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
Removeable battery is practical but no more practical than power bank. And bring spare battery is just too geeky...
66. coldspring22 (Posts: 304; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)
So how long do you have to dongle dangle that power bank on your phone to juice it up? Much simpler to just swap the battery, get back to 100% charge and forget about it. Not to mention you can swap in a brand new battery any time if old one starts wearing out. My spare battery is in my wallet, so I just need my wallet to have a spare battery.
56. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3254; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
its already supposed to bring back sd native high speed
and a battery where are you that you need it that much i just got off work of 17 hours and my phone died at midnight 1% put it on charger and 20 mins later back at 34%
59. j2001m (Posts: 2785; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
The s6 edge plus comes with 7000, it's metal design is also not the same as the normal s6
2. torr310 (Posts: 784; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Wish the price will be cheaper...stop making the going up, so as Apple
4. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
I want this unibody+front(Edge screen) and back edged profile+front facing stereo speakers+small bezels+onscreen buttons+fingerprint scanner under screen+USB C+IP rating.
5. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
If the Note 5/Edge+ use 7000 series aluminium, why would you go back to 6000?
23. -Shadow- (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Umm read the article again , they are ditching aluminum for magnesium alloy which apparently is tougher.
25. bur60 (Posts: 832; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)
Yup it is. I bet they are gonna ditch the glass back. S6 edge is pretty but the z5 looks better because of the matte finish (like metal)
6. GTRagnarok (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Aug 2014)
Good build material is nice for 30 seconds, after which I put on a plastic case anyway. These high end phones are too expensive to be accidentally dropping.
67. coldspring22 (Posts: 304; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)
Yes it's puzzling why people get so worked over "premium build" when they hide the phone in a case. Unfortunately if Samsung adopts all metal unibody design they lose another great feature - no wireless charging, just like iphone.
69. Dude2 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
What CP22 said.
Again, You have to remember that the design point of the iPhone is a consumption device meant to do one thing at a time. Android design point is a multitasking productivity environment
All Samsung has to do is have a Pro version of the Note series with SD card slot and swappable battery and IR blaster. Paying the same price for fewer features just doesn't make sense.
The plastic back is durable, easy to manufacture and looks good enough and when it's in a case looks the same as everyone else's. The only people who care about style over function are high school girls and effeminate males.
19. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)
exactly, accidentally drop a $800+ phone and it breaks upon impact.
51. medtxa (Posts: 1115; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
Then don't drop it or just buy cheap replaceable plastic phone.
8. Loubielou (Posts: 500; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Its the Glass that Samsung needs to change as well,as it Breaks Very Easily and Everyone know its a Fingerprint Magnet,and Wiping your phone All the time can be Very Annoying,Everyone is All hoping we do finally get the Micro sd Card Slot back on the Galaxy S7,or people will be feed up in investing into Samsung future phones
12. ameran (Posts: 241; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
The reason for using magnesium as phone's body is that magnesium is the only metal that can transfer wireless charging without getting hot. I hope this rumor is true, because magnesium will make the phone's body though as well, as the article explains. Can't wait to see such phone.
33. Zapp_B (Posts: 31; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
I was just thinking about wireless charging and metal unibody. I didn't know you can charge wirelessly through magnesium, thanks
54. Krjal (Posts: 227; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)
Technically you could use silver but obviously cost is a bit of an issue there...
15. bubbadoes (Posts: 814; Member since: 03 May 2012)
don't buy the first one..sequels will follow: Edge, an Edge Plus and mini. what's next for S8
17. hortizano (Posts: 288; Member since: 22 May 2013)
Oh, c'mon!! ='(
I trying to make up my mind to get the S6 and you already teasing me with the S7????
I'll never change my phone if you keep doing this!!
Since S4 I've been stuck like this... #firstworldproblems
29. RoboticEngi (Posts: 580; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)
You will never get a new device if you wait for a better one
18. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)
in my personal opinion, samsung phones lag too much for me, even with root. i have two rooted samsung phones and they still lag pretty bad
20. pmsap (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 May 2015)
I have already decided to buy S7. This just makes it more interesting. I'm seeing samsung reaching very close to perfection!!
34. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
My original goal was to not change phones for at least 2 years but I already know that's not going to happen. lol. The question is do I even make it to the GS7 or switch out my GS6 even before that? haha
37. ThePython (Posts: 869; Member since: 08 May 2013)
I hope they ditch the glass back, too much of a fingerprint magnet.
42. jasrockett (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I have a htc hd2 that is made with magnesium, feels good in hand.
43. jasrockett (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
But alas the end is close for my relationship with the mighty Note line as I swap out the battery in my Note 4 at lunch time each day at about 25% charge left so I couldn't get the Note 5 and thats a shame
62. j2001m (Posts: 2785; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Samsung new battery tech will help you out a 3500 better will go into the same space as 3000 battery next year so this will help
48. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
Magnesium is strong but it scratches and dents easily. Sony used to use it for a lot of products but people complained. The biggest worry would be how good the milling will be, because if this is Samsung's first time using it, it's not going to be cut well.
52. medtxa (Posts: 1115; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
You worry about weirdest thing. You should worry about Sony sales instead.
57. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
Awww looks like someone is sensitive about criticism on Samsung. I wasn't even trying to do that, but oh well sucks to be you.
50. jpkelly05 (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I think you all should consider this rumor false. Google "Magnisium burns". Anything that can burn and melt though almost anything... Uh right. Check please
58. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
It's magnesium alloy, it won't burn when it's set. You only have to worry about the magnesium ash burning up during the smelting stage, but that's done in the metal factories, not the manufacturing stage.
71. jpkelly05 (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Her is a quote for you! "Is magnesium alloy flammable?
Magnesium metal and its alloys are explosive hazards; they are highly flammable in their pure form when molten or in powder or ribbon form. Burning or molten magnesium metal reacts violently with water." I would not want this in my pocket, near my junk, with a sealed battery that has liquid, and could go bad.
53. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
7000 series aluminum and Gorilla Glass 4 is a great combo though seriously grats to Samsung it is great. Going from the 6013 grade aluminum in the S6/Edge to the 7000 series aluminum was a great welcomed improvement.