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Samsung Galaxy S5 design patent suggests aluminium casing

News   •   Aug 04, 2013 10:11 BST

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is arguably the best smartphone in the market. However, it lacks that luxury feel offered by other flagships such as the Apple iPhone 5 and the HTC One. This is because the S4 sports a plastic casing, while the iPhone and the One are clad in aluminium. A design patent suggests that this will no longer be the case with the Galaxy S5.

The design patent was first spotted by patent site Patent Bolt. It shows an image suggesting that the S5 will be clad in aluminium.

However, the site notes, “Unlike “patent applications,” design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office don’t reveal pertinent information about a particular design. We can look at the design and appreciate it for what it projects, but we’ll never discover which materials may be used to construct the design. We’ll never know what unique internal components may be hidden within the device or learn about any unique features that we could look forward to. All we get is the simple visual of what could be coming down the pipeline.”

The site says, “Samsung’s design patent noted above was originally filed for in February 2012 in the US and in September 2011 in Korea.”

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