Samsung Galaxy S5 to Use Antenna Tech for Slimmer Build

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By Precious Silva | December 11, 2013 4:50 PM EST

Samsung's upcoming flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, continues to make waves. Its curved screen and flexible display have been a point of interest for quite some time now. Nonetheless, apart from screen sizes and resolutions, the thinness of a handset has been a major selling point for many manufacturers. Recent reports say that Samsung will be using an antenna technology to make sure the Galaxy S5 maintains a thin build. 

According to latest reports, Samsung may use a type of antenna integration to create a slimmer build or design for the Galaxy S5. The antenna technology was first used in the company's flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 3. The report came from a Korean tech site that has been putting out leaks and more information about the upcoming handset. 

According to ETNews, a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with the LDS antenna technology. The antenna will serve two functions. Apart from ensuring the Galaxy S5 remains thinner, the LDS technology can also allow Samsung to limit manufacturing delays. The company will need to adjust the design of their antenna to fit with different country markets. 

ETNews quoted an antenna specialist saying that Samsung had to work for "more than three weeks" to work on antenna adjustments like frequency design to match specific countries or regions. The expert also added:

"As we began to use the LDS-type cases with built-in antennas, we could reduce the development time to three to four days." 

One drawback of this is that owners of the device have to be more careful. They have to make sure the antenna of their device stays intact. Other problems include connectivity disruptions if the antenna is dropped. LDS antennas are also prone to breaking. They are usually placed in between thin plastic layers so they are more vulnerable to shock. 

There are no official confirmations yet from Samsung about the use of LDS antenna technology. Reports indicate the Korean tech giant may use it. It is best for people to wait for the official announcement before expecting it to be on the device. Nonetheless, Samsung may have more customers if they can produce a thinner and more portable handset according to analysts.

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