“The next flagship smartphone from South Korean manufacturer Samsung will reportedly be offered in two versions — a metal-clad premium edition and a cheaper model sporting a plastic case,” Shane Cole reports for AppleInsider.

“If true, the move would mirror Apple’s decision to drop its longstanding practice of discounting the previous year’s model in favor of a new, bifurcated lineup,” Cole reports. “With the introduction of the iPhone 5s, Apple discontinued the iPhone 5 in favor of an all-new iPhone 5c featuring a polycarbonate shell in a variety of colors.”

Cole reports, “Samsung is also considering adding biometric authentication capabilities to the handset in order to counter Apple’s popular Touch ID feature.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Ah, the ever-innovative, Shamelessdung.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dominick P." for the heads up.]