Samsung Galaxy S5 May Sport “Diamond Metal Surface” [Report]

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) Galaxy S5 is rumored to sport a diamond metal surface according to a report from ET News. The report said that the R&D department of Samsung is developing a new material for the metal body for upcoming Galaxy S5. However, the phone would not have the sparkling look or body because the real diamonds would increase the cost of phone manifold.

Galaxy S5 would sport the diamond or not?

The report, also, noted that the phone maker is creating synthetic diamond material by processing carbon into high temperatures and pressures.

The new metal body would be scratch resistant after the “diamond-like” material is coated. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) would supposedly adopt this technology to outperform Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, which is apparently using sapphire technology for the next range of devices.

This is not an easy technology to be embedded in the phones, and according to the previous reports, the Korean electronics maker is looking forward to launch Galaxy S5 in the Mobile World Congress 2014. So it is less likely that Galaxy S5 would sport this metal body.

There have been plethora of reports published on the rumored specifications of the Galaxy S5 describing the screen, camera and other features.  The Galaxy S5 is expected to have 2K display and an Iris scanner. The reports note that Galaxy S5 would be powered by 2.5 GHZ quad-core snapdragon 800 processor and would sport 1080 p display rather than 2K display. As of now, Samsung has not revealed any features officially.

Tizen based smartphone soon

In the previous week, website AnTuTu Benchmarks published the photo of Samsung Galaxy S5 claiming that it has got its hands on Samsung’s SM-G900F device, which is supposed to be the Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone in the picture has 1080p resolution, Android Kitkat 4.4 and a 16 MP camera.

Several reports have pointed that the company would launch its first smartphone on Tizen at the Mobile World Congress in February at Barcelona. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is working on the operating system in collaboration with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), and the companies have given the invitations to press for an event in February, which will be held before Mobile World Congress. There is no hint on the device that will be showcased in the conference, but it is widely expected that Tizen Smartphones will be the one.