Galaxy Alpha "limited edition" comes in four different... snakeskins?

Released in the first half of August, the Galaxy Alpha was the first in what turned out to be a whole line of devices that all have one thing in common (other then being Samsung, that is) – all feature premium materials, like metal, with their construction. But the Alpha isn't just Samsung's first metal smartphone – it is also all kinds of fancy, with an extremely thin, 0.26 in (6.7mm) profile, making it one of the most attractive devices to come out of the company in recent history.

While the Alpha hasn't necessarily won itself much attention from the media these past months, this doesn't mean that Samsung isn't looking after it. In the context of the Alpha being continuously marketed as the Samsung device to go for if you're the artsy type, a new leak that suggests four separate limited editions of the phone with leather backs shouldn't surprise you. 

Courtesy of @Riccolo1, the backs are looking quite real, though keep in mind that we're unable to verify their authenticity at the moment. If real, however, we might just have our first Samsung device to ship out with what may very well be snakeskin. It is also unclear if these will be sold separately from the actual device – despite its thinness, the Alpha's rear still can be removed and easily exchanged.

Just hearing of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha? Read our review!

source: @Riccolo1

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Galaxy Alpha
  • 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)



1. hafini_27

Posts: 948; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Looks quite nice.

2. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

looks really nice

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

this is just WOW. snake skins are damn cool! if real it blow any other available customizations skin

4. wiidoo

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Alpha - Edition Limitée Free Lance…

5. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I heard it's only going to available only in France.. I hope it won't make to other market so that I won't regret of buying alpha yesterday

6. Hashed unregistered

Looks nice, my wife's smartphone is about to take a long long unpaid vacation.

7. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Wow this looks terrible IMO.

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I love Samsung. But I was thinking the same thing...

9. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

And hideous. Why not: Brass, rhodium silver, copper, 316 stainless steel, aerospace aluminium....

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