For years now, we've been complaining how Samsung takes powerful, high quality hardware and then wraps it in plastic before selling it for a bomb. For instance, take its new Note 3. It's a wonderful performer thanks to its 3GB of RAM and that monster of a processor. There's some dynamic new UI that comes with phone and it has some powerful imaging capabilities. But its upsetting that all this is cased in a cheap, unappealing poly-carbonate body that retails for half a Lakh Rupees.
But it looks like Samsung's has finally heard all our complaining and cribbing about their love for plastic when it comes to high-end smartphones. Korean media is reporting that we might just see a premium line of smartphones from Samsung in a sturdy slim metal chassis. At this point, you should picture the entire Gizbot team cheering and celebrating with euphoria. These phones are a part of what is being dubbed as Project F.
Interested in the specifications? Well, here you go. Unofficial reports have it that we should expect flexible displays with screen sizes between 4.5"-5.5" inches. Exynos Octa processors, up to 16 MP cameras (still too low since Sony's Xperia Z1 packs a 20MP and lets not forget Nokia's Lumia 1020) with OIS technology. And these phones will cover a wide range of price points, so Samsung will offer metal on those mid-range phones as well. We're also expecting the company to launch metal versions of new devices like the Note 3 in the near future once Samsung kicks into this trend.
Here's the bad news. Reports have it that we're not going to see these phones in markets anytime before March 2014. So until then, we advice you to stick with high-end phones like the iPhone 5S and the HTC One if you crave for metal.