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Why plastic is still fantastic for the Galaxy S5

24
Apr
2014

Samsung decided to go (again) with plastic for the Galaxy S5, even though some rumors suggested the fifth Galaxy S flagship handset will finally have a metal body, explaining in an interview with Engadget why plastic is better than metal. “Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design,” Samsung Product Designer Dong Hun Kim said. “We wanted something with a pleasing feel … and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold. But with plastic, the texture is warmer. We believe users will find [the device] both warmer and friendlier. This material was also the best at visually expressing volume, better at symbolizing our design concepts.” Furthermore, according to Samsung’s principal

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