Samsung might be the world’s largest smartphone vendor but it is acutely aware of what users think about its use of cheap plastics while the rest of the world (read Apple, HTC and others) has moved on to premium materials. If SamMobile is to be believed, it turns out that Samsung was indeed working on a metallic chassis for the Galaxy S 4 but eventually opted for plastic as the new material could have delayed the smartphone and would have been difficult to manufacture in the volumes Samsung was aiming for. However, the report goes on to say that Samsung will go for metal in its upcoming Note III, which could also have a completely new design as a result. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmed
The Galaxy Note III will reportedly feature a 6-inch FHD AMOLED display, Exynos 5 Octa CPU with LTE and run on the latest version of Android. It is also expected to sport a 13-megapixel and a better set of software features apart from the ones that have been made available on the Galaxy S 4.
It is too early to say if these rumors will see the morning sun, but it will surely prove to be a ray of hope to those who wish for a smartphone with premium design from Samsung.