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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4 once again tipped to sport Galaxy Alpha-like metal elements

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4 once again tipped to sport Galaxy Alpha-like metal elements
Well, the wildly-anticipated and long-rumored metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha is already a fact. Without the shadow of doubt, it has fulfilled the dreams of many fans of the manufacturer, who had long craved for a Sammy-branded smartphone, made of premium materials. It comes pretty close to mind that it's a niche device, intended to take on the upcoming iPhone, but regardless of its purpose, the Galaxy Alpha probably marks a new era for Samsung. Undoubtedly, the giant will probably consider another batch of metal-clad devices in the future.

Recent rumors have it that Samsung is currently developing a number of metal devices - the future Samsung Galaxy S6 and even the soon-to-be unveiled Galaxy Note 4 are tipped to flaunt a Galaxy Alpha-like metal frames. While we can't say anything about the sixth generation of the flagship smartphone, which is due out sometime in 2015, we've already told you that the Galaxy Note 4 is heavily rumored to sport metal elements in its exterior encasing. If Samsung embraces such premium build materials, it would probably face less financial turmoils - we all witnessed how the hate-it-or-love-it design of the Galaxy S5 purportedly affected the earnings of the giant in a negative way.

According to a report from China, local manufacturer can yield up to 1 million metal cases per month, which are used by all manufacturers that make metal-clad devices. Should Samsung decide to jump on the metal bandwagon with some of its upcoming performers, this amount will hardly suffice.


source: blog.sina (translated) via Android Authority 

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posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:10 9

1. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


This metal bodies will be great for Samsung. A lot of people want premium feelings in their mobile.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:31 14

14. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


what will htc have to brag about if galaxies are made of metal. bye bye htc

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:43 24

29. Guti986 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


The design? HTC is uniform aluminum body. Sammy is just a frame. Completely different

I think it might look great on the note 4 with its more rectangular body. Change is sometimes good. Only time will tell

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 11:20 6

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I agree..... Well said

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 13:15 7

44. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Agreed. I wouldn't sleep on HTC. They do make a beautiful phone. Plastic or metal their build quality is always better than Samsung's.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 13:57 5

47. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Better designed phones, for sure. Better build quality, I don't think so. The M8 was plugged with the rattling volume buttons issue and the screen isn't flushed with the speakers, flushed power button, dented and scuffed units. The M7 had the falling speaker grille problem and the scuffed plastic frame. The One X had the famous flickering screen issue. The Sensation had the super heating problems as well. I am not saying Samsung has a perfect build quality control, but when it comes to their flagships they know how to build them well, and reviewers always make sure to complement Samsung on this part, even if they weren't fans of plastic.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 09:48

60. cybertec69 (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


HTC will be bought out in a years time, they are bleeding money, and have been for years.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 19:06

59. John2014 (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)


I'm using Moto G plastic body but 10 times better build quality compare to Samsung. Not the material. Design!

Metal frame is nice but same back cover as before. It's impossible to change the design????

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 11:14

34. skyline88 (Posts: 469; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


they already bid farewell after HTC One X

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 19:28

52. datphoneguy (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Sense 6 is also exceptionally better than TouchWiz (IMO)

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 20:00 1

54. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


BS
TouchWiz is the best thing that happened to Android.
Millions of ppl know that, and are not agree with the tech media iPropaganda.
Actually Samsung made Android so popular. And Google are taking TW features to stock Android.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:37

23. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


what will htc have to brag about if galaxies are made of metal. bye bye htc

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:47 1

30. mdroid (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


why just having outer metal frame makes people think it is premium. road-rollers and bulldozers vehicle are mostly made of metal and painted, if they have brushed steel/metal finish then do people drive them as a car!!

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 11:12 1

32. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Why? Because for thousands of years, metal has been a source of strength in some form or another. And currently it still is, metal in most forms of high grade offer tons of things, like air-craft alloys, mag allows like the surface with its vapor mag, titanium with its natural gold like alloy look.

Why do people buy titanium rings? You cannot resize them, yet they are popular. Because it is light, and strong as hell.

So, when they feel a metal frame, you fee that the device is built to last.

For your bulldozer analogy, in terms of premium, there is not that many cars that last 40+ years now a days, the plastics crack the materials break etc. However, i can go to a farm and find equipment that dates back to the 40's still in regular use because it is durable metal. And a farm equipment goes through a lot more than simple road trips to the grocery store.

Point in point, i would pay for a mag-titanium alloy frame, with aluminum accents and saphire glass, or a liquid metal screen (look up glass nails or glass bridges).

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 13:01

41. uzimafioso (Posts: 345; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Titanium is dark grey. They add a small percentage of gold for that desired color and titanium at near 100% purity is soft. The alloys are hard and indentable, that's why tanks are made of titanium. And i think you described a Vertu phone though it had that old Nokia S60 or S40 software. Anyway, titanium unlike aluminium is expensive, and seeing how bill of materials would increase around $20 for a completely clad aluminium body and by $4 for just the frame, and that Samsung has been cutting cost on that for so many years, that kind of a phone would cost around $5000. Anyway, off-topic but of all the Rolls-Royce ever produced 75% are still on the road. Sometimes build quality is more important than the engineering of the product.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 13:14

43. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Because for thousands of years, metal has been a source of strength in some form or another"

So was the stone, too. Before the metal. Right?

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 13:12 3

42. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Here we go again. ROTFL
The Apple propaganda and the menial media, attack again with the "premium aluminium" BS.
Aluminum tin can is THE WORST MATERIAL EVER for smartphones,
They know that Samsung will never use aluminium tin can Note 4, but must brag with their iphone's "superiority" LOL

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 18:04

50. vincelongman (Posts: 4570; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Agreed, Aluminum is cheap and soft, gets easily scratched
OEMs should use tempered steel or at least steel, not too much more expensive and much harder/durable

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 19:56 1

53. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"This metal bodies will be great for Samsung. A lot of people want premium feelings in their mobile."

BS.
Normal ppl don't want "unibody" aluminium thin can. (see M8 sale. lol)
Those that like aluminium , on other hand , don't buy aluminium without apple logo on it. (see M7 ,M8 sale , again)

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:11 3

2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I'm still waiting for that Note 4! Not so anticipated for the S lineup though

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:14 5

3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And you guys Bytch and complain bout GALAXY S plastic body.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:15 1

4. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Yes finally, metal and grade 3series of stainless steel. No more cheap plastic.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:26 1

10. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 911; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


So you're expecting a full-metal body Galaxy? Samsung will never do it.
A combination of metal and plastic are better.
Plastic+Metal>>>Metal/Plastic.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:31 2

15. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Ile take the:

Carbon fibre
Titanium
Sapphire
Stainless steel grade3, with 72layers

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:36 1

22. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 911; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


You forgot Gold, Platinum, Titanium, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, etc.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 21:13

56. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Know that would be to expensive.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:18 4

5. wilsong17 (unregistered)


And yet you idiotas will put it on a case doest is matter

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:28

12. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


no case for me i like naked hahahahahhaa

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 11:13 1

33. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


idiot ? grow up noob

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:18

6. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I'm personally waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Beta Mini Active™.

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