Anonymous, 24 Jun 2013No matter what materials they gonna use there still gonna be lot of haters and paid marketing ... morePolycarbonate is cheaper than high grade aluminium. Don't forget the fact that rejected Polycarbonate parts will be recycled and put in grinder to be used again. The grinding process only takes a few minutes and can be put back in the hopper once ground.
Let's not expect this to happen. Samsung loves pure plastic because it is cheaper and easier to process so in return more profit will be gained.
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2013No matter what materials they gonna use there still gonna be lot of haters and paid marketing ... moreLet's call a spade a spade and not over exaggerate.
Polycarbonate (PC) = plastic, so lets just call it plastic. Same material used in water bottles, protective goggles and so on.
Price per tonne of Aluminium is usually around £780
Price per tonne of plastic is usually around £360
That's just the raw material. Then there's the challenge of using the material. Plastic is very easy to work with as it becomes liquid at 155 degrees celsius. Much easier than aluminium, which need to be heated to a massive 660 degrees celsius.
So no, plastic is not more expensive than aluminium. It's the other way around.
No matter what materials they gonna use there still gonna be lot of haters and paid marketing trolls working for the competition that will try to bash and trash talk any material they gonna use.
Like they did with the polycarbonate calling it cheap plastic when in fact aluminum is 2x times cheaper than polycarbonate.
So let's give haters and trolls some plastic to eat. LOL
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2013But the samsung fanboys think the current material is superior and they have been defending it. No one has been talking about carbon fiber. The Samsung fanboys have been saying that the material of the phone is not important. I'm guessing if carbon fiber becomes the material of choice in Samsung phones, they'll pull a full 180 and say it's very important.
d4vd, 24 Jun 2013have you mention motorola razr series? come on don't deny itThe RAZR-series uses Kevlar, not carbon fibre.
Kevlar offers many of the same advantages over metall as carbon fiber does (lighter stronger and so on), but Kevlar has a much higher fracture toughness than carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is quite brittle and will crack easily. Particularly in cases where the force is quickly applied (during impact loading such as a drop, it can crack/shatter).
Carbon fiber's strenght is when continuous force is applied to it, something which is not common to a cellphone. So I don't understand why they chose carbon fiber - other than to hype/market it. That said, anything is better than their current soft plastic.
AnonD-41271, 24 Jun 2013No matter which material they use. They are going to make flimsy devices.Sure, Samsungs built material is not good,but has the best hardware. Better than nokia, whose phones most of them,start showing hardware problems within a year.
d4vd, 24 Jun 2013have you mention motorola razr series? come on don't deny itMotorola RAZR uses Kevlar, not carbon fiber.
wow, i'd love to see galaxy note 3 in carbon fiber.
Actually, samsung did make aluminium phones with great quality. The wave series were made of aluminium. I had wave 2 and it felt great in the hand. But the common issue with aluminium body is "chipping and scuffing".
AnonD-19153, 24 Jun 2013Carbon fiber is better than metal right? has comparingly pros and cons, however great enough
Nothing more than build quality is worse in Samsung. If they implement carbon fibers in it i'll be speechless
Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer(CFRP) is surely a wonder material. But the lack of viable recycle option for CFRP is a big problem.
I hope they find a proper recycling solution before CFRP is widely used in consumer products.
No matter which material they use. They are going to make flimsy devices.