Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 Could Be a 5.2-Inch Metal Phablet

By Gerald Lynch on at

...and a 5.2-inch plastic phablet as well, with Samsung said to be lining up two separate models of the handset for release this spring.

Both the premium metal build and the plastic edition are expected to land in March, with the flagship handset moving away from its oft-criticised plastic casings for the first time, according to SamMobile. The handset could also land with a super-high resolution AMOLED display, running at 2,560x1,400, up from the full HD 1,920x1,080 display for the Galaxy S4. A 16MP camera is also expected to sit on the rear of the Galaxy S5, up from the 13MP one on the S4.

After a London launch event, the two S5 handsets would then likely go on sale in April. With the Galaxy S4 seen as something of a disappointment at Samsung (despite more-or-less keeping pace with its record breaking predecessor), Samsung will be hoping for big things from the S5, especially given the challenge to its smartphone presence in China from the likes of ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo. [SamMobile via Guardian]