Well, well, well… what do we have here? Is it possible that the big shots at Samsung have finally started to listen to criticism? It may well be that the newest iteration of the Note family will not follow design queues from the Galaxy S4 (and almost every other high-end Galaxy device), but better materials like metals.
This comes from our reliable friends over at SamMobile who really has the knack of hitting the nail on the head when it comes to Samsung leaks and rumours. It looks like Samsung saw how successful the launch of the HTC One was and started to become a bit “worried” about the design and build quality of the mobile devices.
We absolutely adore the HTC One and is currently busy with a review (so check back for that soon), and we think it’s probably the best looking Android smartphone ever. To quote my colleague reviewing the device, dare we say it, “prettier than the iPhone.” The HTC One is fully made from aluminium, and not cheap polycarbonate plastic like on many other devices.
Samsung have been using the same design aesthetic for about 18 months now, so it is high time for a change. With the introduction of the Galaxy S4, people started blaming Samsung over the use of the same plastic.
According to the insider, they will not use guidelines from the S4, and have a more premium build. It seems Samsung wanted to do that with the S4 as well, and the prototype metal design was very popular internally, but Samsung couldn’t mass-produce it in time for launch and had to revert to plastic.
We truly hope this is a new phase of the Galaxy evolution, and Samsung will finally produce the top notch built devices we have wanted for some time.