A rumor recently claimed that Samsung’s next smartphone may feature a metal shell. But according to Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes, this idea was shelved for financial reasons.
Samsung will probably “adopt chassis featuring compound materials such as fiberglass/plastic or carbon fiber/plastic for its smartphones instead of a single materials to help save costs,” the publication writes.
In addition, Digitimes reports that suppliers haven’t entered a phase of mass production for such a shell.
Thus the next flagship Samsung phone may come with a plastic shell.
Korean site ETNews recently reported that Samsung might be working on developing a new coating made from synthetic diamonds.