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.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
source: blog.sina (translated) via Android Authority