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    Samsung is Planning to Bring Forth More 'Premium' Line of Metal Galaxy F Devices


    If this recent rumor is accurate, the Galaxy S series isn't "premium" enough for Samsung. Apparently, Samsung got sick of the barbs thrown at them suggesting they make "cheap plastic" devices (not our perspective). Regardless of the validity of this judgement, some new intel indicates Sammy wants to take things to a whole new level of high-end. According to the leaked intel, Samsung plans to announce a new "premium" line of metal encased Galaxy F products sometime next year. Industry speculation suggests these devices might also include the new plastic-based flex display technology, making for a double-whammy of premium hardware.

    If you think about it, it's a bit ironic really, or at least a bit twisted. Samsung will turn their case from plastic to metal and their display from glass to plastic, all in a bid to make their device feel more premium. Isn't the idea of premium a bit subjective anyway? What do you guys think?

    Source: BGR

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgstorm View Post
    ...If you think about it, it's a bit ironic really, or at least a bit twisted. Samsung will turn their case from plastic to metal and their display from glass to plastic, all in a bid to make their device feel more premium. Isn't the idea of premium a bit subjective anyway? What do you guys think?

    Source: BGR
    Guess I'm just low class, but I kind'f like the plastic, it usually indicates less weight, and fits our post-modern era (The Unbearable Lightness of Being). Also, I get a kick our of removing the back by inserting my thumb nail, and slowly rounding the device...and that distinct and satisfying snap when seating it back!
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    I wouldn't get one just because it's metal. If they make an S model and F model device that have the same specs and features I'll probably get the plastic one due to weight. But if the F model has better specs as well as the metal body then I'd probably get one. I just pulled an iPhone 4 out of the desk and hefted it a little... no thanks. I'm good with plastic. : )
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    I've never understood the preference for metal over plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douggo View Post
    I've never understood the preference for metal over plastic.
    ...looks cool to some people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Douggo View Post
    I've never understood the preference for metal over plastic.
    Probably ingrained in our collective unconscious, prehistoric man finding bits of shiny "precious" metals!
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    I don't find the s4 to be any less 'premium' on the basis of the plastic case. I am, however, a bit of an upgrade whore. Having moved from Apple to samsung, ive been soo impressed that i would be more willing to invest in early upgrades than i was with my iPhone contracts.
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    I think the metal vs plastic argument is more marketing than anything. I know one poster in this thread who would likely agree that the metal may actually cause worse 4G and GPS signal reception as the metal simply adds to shielding for the antennas.
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