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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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)
Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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61 Comments

1. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

This metal bodies will be great for Samsung. A lot of people want premium feelings in their mobile.

14. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

what will htc have to brag about if galaxies are made of metal. bye bye htc

29. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

The design? HTC is uniform aluminum body. Sammy is just a frame. Completely different I think it might look great on the note 4 with its more rectangular body. Change is sometimes good. Only time will tell

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I agree..... Well said

44. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Agreed. I wouldn't sleep on HTC. They do make a beautiful phone. Plastic or metal their build quality is always better than Samsung's.

47. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Better designed phones, for sure. Better build quality, I don't think so. The M8 was plugged with the rattling volume buttons issue and the screen isn't flushed with the speakers, flushed power button, dented and scuffed units. The M7 had the falling speaker grille problem and the scuffed plastic frame. The One X had the famous flickering screen issue. The Sensation had the super heating problems as well. I am not saying Samsung has a perfect build quality control, but when it comes to their flagships they know how to build them well, and reviewers always make sure to complement Samsung on this part, even if they weren't fans of plastic.

60. cybertec69

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

HTC will be bought out in a years time, they are bleeding money, and have been for years.

59. John2014

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

I'm using Moto G plastic body but 10 times better build quality compare to Samsung. Not the material. Design! Metal frame is nice but same back cover as before. It's impossible to change the design????

34. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

they already bid farewell after HTC One X

52. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Sense 6 is also exceptionally better than TouchWiz (IMO)

54. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

BS TouchWiz is the best thing that happened to Android. Millions of ppl know that, and are not agree with the tech media iPropaganda. Actually Samsung made Android so popular. And Google are taking TW features to stock Android.

23. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

what will htc have to brag about if galaxies are made of metal. bye bye htc

30. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

why just having outer metal frame makes people think it is premium. road-rollers and bulldozers vehicle are mostly made of metal and painted, if they have brushed steel/metal finish then do people drive them as a car!!

32. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Why? Because for thousands of years, metal has been a source of strength in some form or another. And currently it still is, metal in most forms of high grade offer tons of things, like air-craft alloys, mag allows like the surface with its vapor mag, titanium with its natural gold like alloy look. Why do people buy titanium rings? You cannot resize them, yet they are popular. Because it is light, and strong as hell. So, when they feel a metal frame, you fee that the device is built to last. For your bulldozer analogy, in terms of premium, there is not that many cars that last 40+ years now a days, the plastics crack the materials break etc. However, i can go to a farm and find equipment that dates back to the 40's still in regular use because it is durable metal. And a farm equipment goes through a lot more than simple road trips to the grocery store. Point in point, i would pay for a mag-titanium alloy frame, with aluminum accents and saphire glass, or a liquid metal screen (look up glass nails or glass bridges).

41. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Titanium is dark grey. They add a small percentage of gold for that desired color and titanium at near 100% purity is soft. The alloys are hard and indentable, that's why tanks are made of titanium. And i think you described a Vertu phone though it had that old Nokia S60 or S40 software. Anyway, titanium unlike aluminium is expensive, and seeing how bill of materials would increase around $20 for a completely clad aluminium body and by $4 for just the frame, and that Samsung has been cutting cost on that for so many years, that kind of a phone would cost around $5000. Anyway, off-topic but of all the Rolls-Royce ever produced 75% are still on the road. Sometimes build quality is more important than the engineering of the product.

43. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Because for thousands of years, metal has been a source of strength in some form or another" So was the stone, too. Before the metal. Right?

42. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Here we go again. ROTFL The Apple propaganda and the menial media, attack again with the "premium aluminium" BS. Aluminum tin can is THE WORST MATERIAL EVER for smartphones, They know that Samsung will never use aluminium tin can Note 4, but must brag with their iphone's "superiority" LOL

50. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, Aluminum is cheap and soft, gets easily scratched OEMs should use tempered steel or at least steel, not too much more expensive and much harder/durable

53. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"This metal bodies will be great for Samsung. A lot of people want premium feelings in their mobile." BS. Normal ppl don't want "unibody" aluminium thin can. (see M8 sale. lol) Those that like aluminium , on other hand , don't buy aluminium without apple logo on it. (see M7 ,M8 sale , again)

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I'm still waiting for that Note 4! Not so anticipated for the S lineup though

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And you guys Bytch and complain bout GALAXY S plastic body.

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yes finally, metal and grade 3series of stainless steel. No more cheap plastic.

10. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So you're expecting a full-metal body Galaxy? Samsung will never do it. A combination of metal and plastic are better. Plastic+Metal>>>Metal/Plastic.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Ile take the: Carbon fibre Titanium Sapphire Stainless steel grade3, with 72layers

22. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

You forgot Gold, Platinum, Titanium, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, etc.

56. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Know that would be to expensive.

5. wilsong17 unregistered

And yet you idiotas will put it on a case doest is matter

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

no case for me i like naked hahahahahhaa

33. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

idiot ? grow up noob

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I'm personally waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Beta Mini Activeâ„¢.

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