Let’s kick off the new year with rumours of one of the more elusive devices in recent weeks: the Samsung Galaxy F. The Korean giants are planning a fresh take on its flagship Android smartphone, with the introduction of a metal chassis and all-round “expensive” feel. To date, very little has been known of the Galaxy F besides its name. However a report on Korean site ETnews revealed that the Galaxy F’s prototype was developed in Europe, and has now been moved into Samsung’s production plant in Vietnam, where it will soon enter mass production.
Interestingly, Samsung is planning to release the Galaxy F soon after the launch of its other new flagship, the Galaxy S5. However, it is still unclear at the moment whether the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy F will share similar hardware specs, such as a 5.25-inch, 2560 x 1440 resolution AMOLED display that the company is reported to have already begun mass producing, with the only difference being the outer chassis. Then again, some rumours also mention that the Galaxy F may be a higher end variant of the Galaxy S5, in a similar vein to the Galaxy S4 family of devices unveiled in 2012.