Galaxy S5 patent suggests phone could be steel

A patent registered in the US by Samsung has suggested that the phone giant’s Galaxy S5 could be made of steel.

Models of Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets are displayed in a showroom in Seoul, South Korea. PictMore: AP
Models of Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets are displayed in a showroom in Seoul, South Korea. PictMore: AP

The patent was initially filed in South Korea two years ago. An illustration of the phone shows a thin handset with a large screen and sharp angles.

The current Samsung S4 has a plastic case, which has drawn criticism from consumers pointing to Samsung rivals Apple and HTC, whose phones have glass and metal covers respectively.

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The illustration of the phone was revealed by Patent Bolt, a tech site which keeps track of patents issued by major electronics companies such as Google and LG.

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