Samsung executive confirms the existence of a device made from “new materials”, Galaxy Alpha comes to mind

Samsung executive confirms the existence of a device made from “new materials”, Galaxy Alpha comes to mind
Samsung might be experiencing a plummet of its market share at the moment, but the still-largest smartphone manufacturer will stand its ground pretty seriously. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the much-rumored Galaxy Alpha might be the company's weapons for H2 2014, which will aid it in the battle against Apple and its iPhone 6. The company is said to go all-in for the Galaxy Note 4, but what about the Galaxy Alpha, a.k.a. Galaxy F and Galaxy S5 Prime?

Well, Kim Hyun-joon confirmed that Samsung will release a duo of top-end devices in the upcoming months, one with a big screen (which is, beyond a reasonable doubt, the Galaxy Note 4) and one made from “new materials”. This seems like a pretty serious evidence that the company is indeed working on something really interesting, and it's most probably the Galaxy Alpha. The latest rumors suggest that Samsung will unveil said device on August 4, which is even earlier than the heavily rumored mid-August announcement.

Well, according to the most recent portion of rumors and speculations, it will have little to woo us with in the hardware department – a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280, 32GB on-board storage, and a fingerprint sensor. The alleged exterior, however, will be the strongest aspect of the device, as it will be the first metal Samsung device.

source: The Wall Street Journal via The Verge

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31 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Note4 with: Dragontrail glass Titanium, Stainless steel 18.8 highest grade, or metal or Carbon fibre.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Get a Vertu, at least it can match your premium taste buds.

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Consumers are willing to pay the extra. Everyone is fed up with plastic.

5. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Yeah, and I would be glad to see some Plutonium and Antimatter either...nonsense.

13. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i would love to see nuclear bomb proof shell, with handgun feature :P hehe

3. mturby unregistered

new materials? u mean wood, rubber, paper?

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Why Samsunite don't make "premium" aluminum suitcases , but polycarbonate??

4. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Samsungs "new materials" always meant pleather note 3, band aid galaxy 5 etc. So I would expect a new plastic modification. like smaller dots, closer together.... orthishttp://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/06/23/galaxy-s5-lte-a-gets-exclusive-diamond-textured-panel/

21. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Samsunite also don't make "premium" aluminum suitcases , but polycarbonate?? Shall I tell you WHY???? The answer is NOT - to KEEP the price low. LOL

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bring it on Sammy.

22. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

PA and the other so called tech media NEVER STOP with this mediocre mid-range Alpha, just because there might be cheap Aluminum tin can, that they are in love with. ROTFL

25. Dubs816

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Not to mention the fact that all these blogs and news sites keeping saying this is Samsung's first metal phone when it clearly isn't.

7. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

samsung's idea of head-to-head battle is to make the products as similar as possible.

8. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Where is the QHD display? Will they release later in the year the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime?

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 4.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Will destroy every other phone. Yet once again.

23. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

What "Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime" Only you don't know yet , that this BS rumors, about "soon coming premium S5" , were invented from the apple propaganda, only to slow down the S5 sale, and to brainwash you that S5 is NOT as premium as their cheap aluminium tin can iphones. Got it now?????

29. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Tin can. Because water bottle S5 is so premium.

9. dimitrisantoniou

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

samsung realized that she has to make a premium design, well but why does it have to be a mid range device???????

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Samsung was using premium materials before. From 2004 till 2006. They stopped and started to migrate to plastic. So was the iPhone made with plastic.

24. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Aluminum is not "premium" and has never been. Actually the WORST material used for smartphones EVER.

26. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"samsung realized that she has to make a premium design, well but why does it have to be a mid range device?" Blah Samsung will NEVER make flagship phone made of aluminium (the worst material) Why the menial media talk about this mid-range Alpha every day(?), is just iTrick , for bashing Samsung , and advertising the iCrap "premium aluminium" , over and over again.

28. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I think you're just jealous of nice high quality phones.

12. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Samsung Alpha 4.7inch 720p with the beastly specs is gonna be one beast of its kind. Added metal chasis and premium design. Next phone surely.

16. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

So now 4.7 HD is enough…

18. naittosan

Posts: 240; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

If the rumor specs are right on this Alpha, 32gb of non-expandable memory, 805 chip 3gb of ram, low screen resolution, their just throwing the towel in, and giving up on trying to beat the iPhone. Lucky they at least have the note, but that still all depends on what Apple’s note turns out to be.

17. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Like that , I guess Z3 Compact will killed it ~

27. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

@Zack_2014 iBS lol

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The beast of the midrange that is with par with the Z1 mini.

19. WilliamC937

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

Erm....maybe polycarbonate with rubber mixed inside... XDD

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