Samsung bringing more metal and slimmer designs to its range of smartphones

Galaxy S6 Edge hands-on

Samsung gave us a taste of its premium design chops with last year’s Galaxy Alpha and the Note 4, the company’s first phones with metal construction. Shortly after, the company introduced the A-series. Though not available in Canada, these phones showed just how willing Samsung was to commit to using metal in more of its phones.

Several months later, at Mobile World Congress, Samsung debuted the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which are objectively some of the most beautiful phones the company has ever made. Now Samsung has confirmed that this trend of premium designs and high-end materials will continue to spread across the rest of its portfolio of smartphones.

Bloomberg cites Shin Jonh Kyun, co-CEO of Samsung as saying the company will use more premium materials across its range of phones. This includes metal casings, HD displays, and slim designs. The Galaxy A3 and A5 were Samsung’s thinnest phones yet at 6.7mm and 6.9mm, respectively. Though they weren’t flagship material, the A3 and A5 were still very much higher-end devices. It’ll be interesting to see if Samsung can produce a truly mid-range phone with an exterior to match its flagship phones.

The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to arrive at IFA in the fall, as per Samsung’s Note upgrade schedule. No doubt we’ll see something interesting in that device’s construction, too.