Premium Samsung Galaxy S5 to have a diamond-coated chassis, fuse stainless steel with composites

Premium Samsung Galaxy S5 to have a diamond-coated chassis, fuse stainless steel with composites
Korean media is reporting that the rumored F series premium version of the Galaxy S5 is the one which will sport the metal body that's been bandied about numerous times regarding Samsung's next flagship. The chassis would in fact be a fusion of metal, plastic and composite materials to keep the weight in check, increase impact endurance, and improve reception.

The metal used will be stainless steel, the sources argue, with the battery cover being entirely made of metal, and molded with the plastic/composite parts, likely using the NMT tech for seamless transition that HTC is so fond of. Samsung apparently is also toying around with aluminum and magnesium chassis, as well as a sealed battery compartment for the "fashion" Galaxy S5 version, but cases in those materials will be hard to procure in the quantities Samsung needs, so it reportedly stuck with the stainless steel/removable battery cover design at the end.

We already heard that the Taiwanese from Catcher (the ones that make the aluminum bodies for HTC and Apple products) have been selected to supply the test batches with various metal casings, but Samsung is apparently worried about too much dependence on Chinese and Taiwanese companies, so it will allegedly keep the more mainstream stainless steel variation for the first shipments.

It is not your grandma's stainless steel, though, it seems, but rather diamond-coated one, which would allow light and tough cases with excellent corrosion resistance, achieved by applying carbon nanoparticles while baking the chassis at high temperatures. The production technology used, claims the source, is similar to what the Russian Ministry of Defense has developed for aerospace applications, and industry honchos have commented that it is a "diamond coating technology that makes mass production and cost competitiveness key," which sounds perfect for mass smartphone production. 

In any case, it seems that Samsung's Design 3.0 phase will be upon us this year, with better, more premium build materials, and brand new software experiences, like the just announced Magazine UX that Samsung's PRO tablet series will be shipping with.

source: ETnews via G4Games

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  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Cant wait!!

10. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

*&%^#$#

34. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

I love quality materials. Stainless-Steel 18-8, it should way a good 150Grms so you can feel the weight and material.

45. czarlie

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 30, 2014

Its All a LIE - (Rumors & BS)! google.com/search?q=Premium+Samsung+Galaxy+S5+ :P

35. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah! Just bring it on Sammy.

46. czarlie

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 30, 2014

Its All a LIE - (Rumors & BS)! google.com/search?q=Premium+Samsung+Galaxy+S5+ :P

2. FazlurKhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Haha! Many ifans are shivering!

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No no, they'll have 5-6 inch screens this year. They're catching up to 2012 so things are very exciting in the Apple camp as well. Think of how much more you can do with another row AND column of icons.

25. Vireak unregistered

'...another row AND column of icons.' is not as bad as five different variations of the same phone.

31. OMEiAM

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

So there was a big difference from the the 4S to 5S?

38. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

Lame attempt, but keep stretching. One day you might be good at trash talk. Or, is english your second language? If so, carry on.

23. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

why would they shiver?...htc one is a beautiful aluminium android smartphone, so metallic phones are not new to the android platform and steel is not new to the industry, the older gen ipod touches used to have beautiful steel unibody designs

40. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This will be the BEAST OF ALL BEASTS.

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

lol good waiting . I hope it will be good at ui side too

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The software especially the homescreen from the leaked pictures appears to be Tiled based like Windows Phone homescreen.

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

drop some carbon fibre into the mix , and you have a superphone

33. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

I would love a phone with CarbonFibre and with Sapphire back glass. Finally it took them 4 years to realize this, that when you make a highend device, flagship it should come with quality materials, and not "cheap plastic" which i really dislike.

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Diamond is a good word for marketing purposes. Even if it will be diamond, then only industrial-diamond. Same which use to cover drilling and cutting tools.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So you want a real diamond with $700 phone ?! BTW, its diamond-COATING and not actually diamonds

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No I don't want, did I said that I want ?! I just have said that DIAMOND is a good word for marketing purposes. "BTW, its diamond-COATING and not actually diamonds" Thank you explanation, but I already have wrote about that in my comment.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well you probably edited your comment after I read it. I didn't read the part from ' Same...........'

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Look at the time when comments were posted, between your and mine comments are 6 minutes difference, edit function doesn't work for so long. ;) P.S. PhoneArena should cheack again thise news, because I think that ther was an update for this story. Also what about this photo:http://img.etnews.com/ics_etnews/news/device/device/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2014/01/09/519383_20140109143252_177_0001.jpg ???

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

But I may have opened the article, 1 minute after you posted your comment. And since comments don't auto refresh, I didn't see your edited version for another 5 minutes. Besides, you should very well know you edited your comment or not, at the exact place I mentioned.

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

i saw his comment literally just after he posted and i saw the 'Same...' part....

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I just have read article and I was right. "...achieved by applying carbon nanoparticles while baking the chassis at high temperatures." Or for example explosion method.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Here is how industrial-diamonds are made using explosion method:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mWQUvxcANE

11. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Will the display be curved??

13. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

like the rumored galaxy note 4?

20. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

curved like beyonce's ass :D what a dummy thing :D who has a curved tv in her or his home :D the curved design is unnecessary thing in my life :)))

24. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Then dont bother unless you're trolling..

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