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Here are some of Samsung's older metal phones (which preceded the Galaxy Alpha)

Here are some of Samsung's older metal phones (which preceded the Galaxy Alpha)
Earlier today, Samsung officially announced the 6.7mm-thin Galaxy Alpha, its first Android-based smartphone that’s partially made out of metal. But, as some of you may know, the Alpha is far from being Samsung’s first phone to use metal.

To remind us about its older handsets that were made using metallic materials, Samsung just published a blog post titled “Solid History of Metal in Samsung Devices.” The South Korean company started launching phones constructed with metallic materials in 2006. Some of the first models were the SCH-500 (a phone released in South Korea) and the SGH-D830 Ultra Edition 9.9 (a magnesium-plated flip phone that was only 9.9mm-thin).

Samsung’s first “full metal mobile phone” was the Samsung Soul, a pretty cool slider launched in 2008. After that, in 2009, Samsung introduced the Giorgio Armani B7620, a Windows Mobile 6.5 handset that can be considered the company's first smartphone to sport a metal frame. And then came the waves - more exactly, Samsung’s Wave series of smartphones, which was based on the now-discontinued Bada OS. The last commercial Bada OS smartphone was the Wave 3 from 2011.

Did you know that Samsung had so many phones made with metal? Did you own any of them? Feel free to leave your comments below!

source: Samsung Tomorrow

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Samsung Giorgio Armani B7620 specs
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