Samsung to partner with Catcher Technology for the new aluminum Galaxy S5
There are clear indications showing that Samsung could use aluminum to build the new Galaxy S5 smartphone. Samsung has been criticized in the past because of their plastic designs and is now looking to complete a deal with Catcher Technology, a company that is going to build new aluminum back cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Catcher Technology is not a new player in the mobile business. The company has already supplied with aluminum frames manufacturers like Apple and HTC. Parts from Catcher Technology have been used in products like HTC One, iPad Mini and MacBook Air. According to some sources, Catcher Technology and Samsung have reached the final stage of the negotiation process. Hopefully, the deal will be announced as soon as it is completed and we will learn some more details. Actually, this is not the first time we hear about a possible aluminum design from Samsung. For example, in June 2013 Samsung has announced a deal with Carbon Fiber, but we haven’t seen anything from this partnership so far. Maybe a very few people within Samsung actually know about their future plans. According to the sources, if the deal between Samsung and Catcher happens, more than 30 million aluminum cases will be manufactured.
Earlier in 2013, we heard that Samsung were very close to start their own manufacturing plant. Now, we expect Samsung to outsource the aluminum frame production for the Galaxy S5. Some of the frames will be manufactured in their own plant, while the other portion – from the partnering company Catcher Technology. Hopefully, we will find out very soon if Samsung is really going away from plastic as expected. The company has already made clear that this is likely to happen, especially after the Galaxy Note 3 announcement.
Source: Android Authority