Here's why the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a perforated (dotted) back cover

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:

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.

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Galaxy S5

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  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI


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