While we don’t exactly think aluminum encased phones are the best option for smartphones, we pretty much agree with everyone out there who think that these metal based phones do have a great look and solid feel to them. In fact, this has quickly become the popular opinion that started first with Apple’s iPhone 5. It was soon adapted into HTC’s flagship phone, the HTC One (M7) and continues with their M8 edition, too. Now it seems that Samsung is gearing up to launch their own phone that sports the gorgeous aluminum look.
The leaked photos comes out way thanks to the guys over at EvLeaks. It shows us what seems to be a press-kit photo of the Samsung Galaxy F. The Galaxy F has been circulating the rumor mill and is posed to be a more premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 featuring 5.3-inch quad HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, microSDXC support and Android KitKat.
Even with all of this leaked information, we still don’t know a time frame in which we expect the phone to drop or even which markets Samsung is looking to sell the phone in.
It’s hard to say how Samsung Galaxy S5 owners will react to the “premium” version of their phone being released within the same year that they got their smartphone. It might have been a better business decision for Samsung to release both of the Galaxy F and the Galaxy S5 at the same time to avoid any negative feed back from those who may have wanted the Galaxy F but can no longer afford it since they purchased the Galaxy S5. Then again, people would probably call them copy cats for taking an approach similar to Apple when they released the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C at the same time.