1 minute-long Galaxy Alpha promo takes you through the design of Samsung's metal phone
posted by Chris P. / Aug 27, 2014, 7:21 AM
Just how much of a looker, however, is up to everybody's taste, but Samsung wants to nevertheless make sure that either camp has had a good, long look at its new handset before it starts selling on a larger scale. Case in point: a new 1 minute-long promo that showcases the Alpha's design from up close.
Samsung claims that the 2006 cardFon (SGH-P310) is what served for inspiration for the Galaxy Alpha, and we can see what it means, at least to a certain extent. According to the electronics giant, the most distinctive design characteristic of its new smartphone are its metal frame, its curved corners, and the finish. As some of you may have noticed, the chamfered frame is also kind of atypical, and Samsung claims that the reason for that is one of practical concern. More specifically, the company claims that the protruding corners on the four ends of the frame will make the Alpha more shockproof, as the impact will resonate on a larger area, thus potentially saving your phone from being totaled in a single drop. We're sure someone will put this to the test, but, until then, take a look at the promo below.
source: Samsung Tomorrow
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)
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Dear Phone Arena; Samsung Galaxy Alpha's 15 minutes of fame is long gone. Time to move on. From; All of us.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 7:41 AM 13
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Metal phone? Only the band around the phone is metal. A real metal phone is a HTC One M7/M8 and iPhone 5/5s.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 7:49 AM 8
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Nope. Htc one and iPhone are more metal, not real coz the front isn't made from metal
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 8:01 AM 1
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Yes because they're unibody metal. For selecting a complete metal phone you have to deal with poor signal reception and non-removable battery. Its for consumers to decide if they want form or functionality.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 9:13 AM 4
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Huh? That phone is 80 percent plastic. How can you call it a "metal phone"? And in case you're wondering, yes it's the same cheap-ass plastic Samsung uses everywhere else. It's not the kind of plastic Motorola, HTC, Apple, Nokia, use in their higher-end phones.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 8:10 AM 5
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"That phone is 80 percent plastic." And how exactly you calculate this??? LOL By the way, more aluminium doesn't mean better design. Knowing that aluminium is THE WORST material for smartphones EVER, the use of aluminium must be careful, with measure. Even Apple with iPhone5 cut the back to reduce some of the negatives. Right?
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 1:24 PM 1
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I liked the design and the "protruding corners on the four ends of the frame will make the Alpha more shockproof", more metal is good but metal + carbon fibre will be much better IMO, so it would not give any cheap glossy plastic look.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 8:42 AM 0
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Too bad it'll never hit the US. Thanks for giving us the finger, Samsung!
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 8:52 AM 2
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Now it's just like the rest of the world where we don't get half the things the US gets... Doesn't it suck :P
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 1:15 PM 1
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