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    Doubt it. If they did, however, I'd get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureKix View Post
    Doubt it. If they did, however, I'd get it!

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    Yeah, I'm not going to hold my breath but it would be my next device.
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    I just read this and was going to start a thread.
    I'm kind of wanting to hold off now on getting the S5 just incase this is true. I'm sure if it comes out in May we'd know by April 11th when the S5 is released. But i'd be pissed if i pre-ordered the S5 then they release a Metal higher end version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaVictor87 View Post
    I just read this and was going to start a thread.
    I'm kind of wanting to hold off now on getting the S5 just incase this is true. I'm sure if it comes out in May we'd know by April 11th when the S5 is released. But i'd be pissed if i pre-ordered the S5 then they release a Metal higher end version.
    I'm waiting it out, whats one month if it means a possibly superior phone being released? There's also sure to be more rumors about a metal model around April if one is actually being released.
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    I'm more interested in T-Mobile getting a 32GB version, than what it's made of! I would get a case anyway, but Samsung's touchwiz takes up way, way too much memory to for a 16GB version.

    Memory is far, far more important, than some superficial issue as what it's made of.

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    Would a metal version be no longer waterproof? Would a qHD version drain the battery more? Would a better processor be available for Western markets by May? An upgraded processor with more RAM, and a superior camera with OIS would all be reasons to wait but the others seem to present compromises that may or may not be worth it.
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    I doubt this is true. Why would they kill the launch of the S5 by releasing a premium version weeks later? Makes no sense from a marketing standpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madlaw1071 View Post
    I doubt this is true. Why would they kill the launch of the S5 by releasing a premium version weeks later? Makes no sense from a marketing standpoint.
    Yup! I agree! Why would they sabotage their own product?! Makes absolutely no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
    Yup! I agree! Why would they sabotage their own product?! Makes absolutely no sense.
    Now a mid-cycle refresh timed to coincide with the iPhone 6 might make more sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
    Yup! I agree! Why would they sabotage their own product?! Makes absolutely no sense.
    How would it be sabotage if every can't afford it? The device probably would be $800 off contract and $300 with upgrade trust me ppl will get cheaper version

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOODANT215 View Post
    How would it be sabotage if every can't afford it? The device probably would be $800 off contract and $300 with upgrade trust me ppl will get cheaper version

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    Aaaaaah, so maybe the current S5 is similar from a marketing standpoint as the iPhone 5c? Interesting if true.


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    No

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    No

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    I'll believe it when i see it
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    Att already carries a plethora of 'Galaxy' models. What's one more?
    Something tells me it could just be an international release only though, hopefully not!
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    I would love to see a metal version, really would.


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    I wouldn't mind it, but it isn't going to stop me from getting the GS5 as it is today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    I wouldn't mind it, but it isn't going to stop me from getting the GS5 as it is today.
    For all of us that aren't into the "Band-Aid brand" texture I'm quite certain there will be a plethora of economical alternatives offered via Amazon, et al. Samsung Mobile certainly knows this as well so I'm curious as to what else a "premium" S5 would offer to open purses and loosen wallets.


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    Default Re: S5 metal version coming in may?

    Quote Originally Posted by atishc View Post
    Would a metal version be no longer waterproof? Would a qHD version drain the battery more? Would a better processor be available for Western markets by May? An upgraded processor with more RAM, and a superior camera with OIS would all be reasons to wait but the others seem to present compromises that may or may not be worth it.
    I wouldn't think we would see much of a processor improvement by May. I'm more in line to think that, if they actually did something like this, we would be more likely to see it later in the year, to coincide with the iPhone 6 launch.

    Also, I know I'm turning into a broken record, but there's really *no* reason to up the screen resolution beyond 1920x1080 on a 5" screen. At 430 ppi, it's already a higher resolution than you can see with the naked eye at 10". More pixels would just mean faster battery drain, more heat, and more processor cycles wasted processing all those extra pixels.
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    I think the 2K screens would make a notable difference once you get into phablet territory like with the G Pro 2.


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    Default Re: Galaxy S5 metal version coming in May?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    For all of us that aren't into the "Band-Aid brand" texture I'm quite certain there will be a plethora of economical alternatives offered via Amazon, et al. Samsung Mobile certainly knows this as well so I'm curious as to what else a "premium" S5 would offer to open purses and loosen wallets.


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    I always use a case on every phone I have owned so I don't consider the batter door texture to be an issue for me. I actually like the design of the Spigen cases for the S5 which carried the dimpled look or as you call it bandaid look. Seems nice to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    For all of us that aren't into the "Band-Aid brand" texture I'm quite certain there will be a plethora of economical alternatives offered via Amazon, et al. Samsung Mobile certainly knows this as well so I'm curious as to what else a "premium" S5 would offer to open purses and loosen wallets.


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    Though a good idea, I'd be afraid of using non-Samsung battery covers causing issues with the IP rating. I think the only bad looking one is the gold option. I definitely want to put my hands on it before making any decisions. The Xperia Z2 in purple looks pretty awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    I always use a case on every phone I have owned so I don't consider the batter door texture to be an issue for me. I actually like the design of the Spigen cases for the S5 which carried the dimpled look or as you call it bandaid look. Seems nice to me.
    Me too, so I should really care less about it than I do. The S5's back isn't all that bad it's just not a design I'd prefer over, say, the Note 3's.


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    The good thing about removable battery doors is you can swamp them for something else and be happy with the alternative. But I always go with a case, for extra protection.
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