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

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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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
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61 Comments

55. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

dont see any difference from the G S5 the back is still plastic..should be galaxy s5p (plastic).

48. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Only if Samsung will use rear removable covers made of metals as well, It would be pretty sassy :)

45. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Design is not the only reason sAmsung is having poor sales. Removing fm radio on their flagship phones is seriously affecting their sales but they dont know. They expect customers to use internet radio instead, but internet radio is not helpful considering the effect on the battery and your data.

61. Stormcloak1

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

The idiots removed the fm from their flagship phones.They should have at least included it in the indian version,motorolla has also made this mistake by not including fm radio in the moto x 2nd gen .If the moto x had the fm radio it would have been a perfect smartphone.

40. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Just wish the back plastic has a better finish and more rigid. I like that combination, the side frame is more important anyway. In normal words "Ditch the f*ckin ugly band-aid pattern!"

51. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also make the metal frame out of steel, or even better tempered steel The aluminum frame will get scratched too easily

31. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

iphone is fraud , samsung has proved that . Brian washing people to buy a mediocre and mid range phones at premium price . i choose the alpha over iphone 6 . iphones can't multitask

25. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We Hope this is not the end of Samsung phones supporting the Micro Sd Card Slots as the Alpha does not,a bad mistake Samsung as done to get the Alpha Sales boosted,will we get the round the corner 3D screens on the S6 now or not?

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Duhhh, only makes sense.

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

"Duh, only makes sense".

21. saratew

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

I don't consider metal premium material but admit it yields phones another taste.

27. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

People are dumb. Some of the strongest, most durable materials are.......Gasp...... In the polymer composite family. Never mind reality for the simpleminded "it's got to be metal" crowd. I doubt any one of the bunch has an engineering degree, much less a clue about what actually goes into making and testing these things.

39. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I like the feel of metal, the weight it gives, and the solid feeling, I remember feeling the metal in my hand on the iphone 4, and feeling the htc one. I ended up getting the note 1. though I loved the phone I kept feeling off on how light the phone was and it bothered me from time to time. I think it goes back to my childhood of "cheap plastic toys" or low quality plastic products that would chip or warp. I guess its just people of my generation but we have that innate feeling of sturdiness and quality when an item has metal and weight, even if the same could be achieved with new polymers

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

i personally dont like the the htc m8 metal feel to slippy i like the matt rubber back, and samsung has had alot of metal phones in past they switched to plastic for weight and cost just like apple did for 5c and i dont think the iphone 6 will be a great hit from the reactions of street people in the city's most think it looks like a samsung phone and they think its to big and wont fit in the pocket without falling out. mind you these guys and girls are also wearing skinny jeans and other things men should not wear hahahaha

11. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What's all the hype with "premium" and Samsung finally making a metal phone? It's just the band around the phone. If they want to truly be premium use metal on the majority of the entire phone like the HTC One M7/M8 and the iPhone 5/5s.

58. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The Droid Razr M has a metal band around the phone with the rest being plastic/ kevlar coated and feels almost as premium as my One M8 so this could still make the future Galaxy phones feel quite nice (I definitely did not dig the faux chrome band on the GS5 but still felt better than the GS3 and GS4). I've also had plastic phones that felt premium as well (Nokia, HTC and Motorola) so Samsung could still make polycarbonate phones just make them a little less flimsy feeling and more matte than gloss, like my motorcycle helmet.

9. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I honestly don't get the big deal about metal. Heavier. Affects reception. When the phone it dropped, more of the impact is transferred to the screen.

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Depends on the metal, and if you have sapphire glass the transfer means nothing. Affects reception, metal bodies allows for the frame to now be a receptor, like the good ole retractables of the cell era.

7. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I see further decline in Sammy's operating profit.

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

They might sell a few more once they adapt Sapphire screens...nomsayen? They'll have their engineers and camera crew again during the Iphone 6 event. Copiers are ready!

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

iphone already copied first from others that use sapphire and kyocera is already got it and out now i think.?

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You didn't hear it from me. Samsung will copy Kyocera! OMG!!!

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And Apple copied Samsung and Sony Steve jobs admits

26. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What things that Apple copied from Samsung and Sony? Just asking...

46. willard12 unregistered

Does that mean Apple will also copy Kyocera? Or, because its Apple, is it just called "adopting?"

49. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I'm sorry but Samsung doesn't copy anyone. Everything from them is Original™ and Innovative™.

57. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No thats wrong. Everyone takes idears from everyone.

28. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I see iphone going falling below 8% market share by 3rd quarter 2015

38. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Oh, and I see low end phones consortium going for -5% profit share...

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

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