Samsung has come under a lot of flack for its persistence with plastic in the recent years on its Galaxy range of smartphones. Right from the days of the Galaxy SIII we have been hearing the pleas of fans hoping Samsung would move towards a metallic design. It has finally happened, and we are glad it has because Samsung has had some really good designs in the past, for example, we really like the design of the Galaxy S4 and wish it was in all metal look.
Welcome, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a Samsung smartphone with a metallic frame, with chamfered edges, like we have seen on the iPhone 5 or even the HTC M7 and M8 recently. Samsung is calling the device has a new design approach, so you can expect a few more devices with the metallic construction. Yet, it is only the frame of the device that is metallic here and the back panel and front are still made out of plastic. The speaker grille of the device has been moved to the lower chin in a design that is very much like that of the Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy Alpha brings a 4.7 inch AMOLED panel with 720 P resolution along with a 2 GB of RAM and an Octacore Exynos SoC driving the device. There is no expansion storage so you are stuck with 32 GB of storage on board. The back of the device has the same perforated feel like the S5 and you have the other goodness such as finger print recognizing home button. The rear camera on board is a 12 MP snapper and the device will be available in several color choices such as Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue. The Galaxy Alpha will run Android 4.4 out of the box with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI on it. The phone is expected to go on sale in first week of September, though pricing information is not concrete.