Samsung is getting closer to releasing a metal-framed smartphone as the rumour mill surrounding its next top spec device gathers pace and a name has finally been revealed.
The Korean firm is expected to release the Galaxy F alongside the Galaxy S5 and the former will have a metal case as opposed to Samsung’s usual choice of a polycarbonate outer shell, according to ET-News.
Sources quoted by the article state that the metal prototype was developed in Europe before being taken to Samsung’s Vietnamese plant in December so that it can enter production.
Talk of the device first emerged back in October with sources stating Samsung would tease its new device at CES 2014, which is currently taking place in Las Vegas, before launching the device at the following month’s big conference date, the Mobile World Congress [MWC].
Rumours last year stated that the metal-bodied smartphone would come with a flexible OLED screen that is similar to the one that ships with the fledgling Galaxy Round smartphone. It’s also not known whether the devices will have any differences in terms of what is under the hood.
Inside the device it has been speculated that one of the devices will have an octa-core Exynos 64-bit chip whereas the other will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and there is no indication as to which way round they will be in this respect.
In terms of what the two will have in common, an article from SamMobile reported that both will have a 2K-resolution display, a 16-megapixel camera, an über-powerful 4,000mAh battery and run the latest version of Android 4.4 Kit Kat.
A release date has yet to be leaked and it’s widely rumoured that the Galaxy S5 will hit the shelves in March with the Galaxy F either coming out at the same time or shortly after its sibling.