Samsung Galaxy J to Debut in Taiwan; Galaxy S5 Almost Certain to have Metal Body

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By Robin Sinha | December 4, 2013 5:15 PM EST

Samsung's infamous, yet one of the latest smartphones, Galaxy J has finally reported to have set its foot outside Japan and will be reaching Taiwan markets soon.

Based on the reports from the Taiwan Press, a device's outline, strikingly similar to that of Galaxy J, has been seen with a release date of 9 December.

Samsung Galaxy J has been seen as a cross between Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 based on its specifications.

Following are some of the key specifications of the device, according to Android Community.

  • 5in 1080p Super AMOLED display.
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU.
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
  • 3GB RAM.
  • 32GB inbuilt storage with storage slot.
  • 13 megapixel camera.
  • 2,600mAh battery capacity.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Almost Certain for a Metal Housing

In related news, it has been noted that the rumours of Samsung Galaxy S5 shedding all the plastic and sporting a full metal body might be true.

According to the reports, Catcher, a Taiwanese company rumoured to be one of the prime candidates to provide the metal casings to Samsung, will commence supplying a certain amount of metal housings (10-30 million units) this month.

BYD, a Chinese firm and Taiwan's Ju Teng will be providing the remaining units.

However, nothing can be confirmed as Samsung has not yet disclosed any information. But Galaxy S5 may arrive in two variants namely - Premium and Normal.

The Premium model variant is said to sport a metal case along with a flexible OLED screen, whereas the normal model is said to offer the old-fashioned plastic chassis along with a normal OLED screen.

Details can be seen here.

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