Here's why the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a perforated (dotted) back cover
Samsung caused somewhat of a stir when it unveiled the design of its new Galaxy S5
smartphone back in February. Many have wondered: what’s with the dotted (or perforated) back cover
As we pointed out in our Galaxy S5 review
, this new rear cover - available in four different colors - offers a comfortable feel, and isn’t as slippery as the back covers of older Galaxy flagships - like the S4
or the S III
Since the new flagship is dust- and water-resistant, we assume that the faux leather material used on the Note 3
and Note 3 Neo
wasn't an option, so Samsung had to find something different for the S5.
The South Korean company recently explained why it chose to design the back of the S5 this way:
A delicate perforated pattern is applied to the back panel and attached to the elegant frame. The small holes on the panel follow a visual rhythm, providing tactile pleasure to the fingertips when users touch the back of the phone. The S5’s unique cushioning materials deliver a reassuring give when held in the user’s hands. Combined with the perforated exterior and a material soft as sheepskin, the S5 provides a truly optimal grip.
Samsung has a full Galaxy S5 design story over at its new design-centric website
(we first told you about it in March) - you can see it in the slideshow below. Oh, and in case you were wondering if, like the S III and S4, the Galaxy S5 is also “designed for humans”… well, Samsung reassures us that it is. Whew!
Later this year, Samsung may launch
a premium variant of the Galaxy S5
, which should
be made out of metal. Well, we're eagerly waiting to see what this one will look like.