Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung to come out with ‘all metal’ mid-range phone?

If people have one complaint about Samsung’s phones, it’s that they’re too “plasticky” to be considered as real premium gadgets. And then they go ahead and buy them anyways. Well, Samsung may be saying “Enough of the plastic complaint already!” – if the recent launch of the Galaxy Alpha (with the metal side binding) was to be any indication. The next phone in the Alpha series is rumored to be an all-metal affair, with the name code SM-A500.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: a mediocre metal-bound oddity?

Finally, we see Samsung out a handset that packs a premium metal finish – but apart from that we are looking at a spec line that somehow fails to overwhelm, which somehow equates to the relative lack of fanfare building up to the launch of the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The premise itself is interesting – a premium looking phone, with not-so-premium specs. Let’s take a closer look.

Galaxy Alpha announced with new metal frame that you wanted

The August 13 launch date for the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha is real, the new smartphone with Android 4.4.4 KitKat is just announced today, said to be "new design approach" with metal frame around the side of the phone. The back cover remains in plastic like other Galaxy series.