Samsung Galaxy S4 will opt for plastic case, executive says

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Y.H. Lee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, confirmed the design and plastic choice to CNET.

The executive listed the various advantages of a plastic chassis: it is easily manufactured and supports the requirements of a strong industrial production.

In addition, the flexibility of a plastic case ensures a better shock resistance.

Thus, Lee believes that plastic is a perfect balance between the demand of the public and practical requirements.

“I think the next product has a nice balance between this,” she said. “We listen to the market and try to accommodate.”