Samsung reveals the manufacturing process behind the Galaxy Alpha
posted by Peter K. / Aug 22, 2014, 6:18 AM
It could be just the first among a panoply of upcoming metal-clad Samsung devices, and Samsung surely seems proud of its Galaxy Alpha. Sammy's first metal-framed smartphone is a niche device that is intended to be a direct rival to the upcoming iPhone 6, however, it's highly unlikely that it will be able to stand up to Cupertino's device in terms of shipped units. Nevertheless, Samsung seems to be quite proud of its Galaxy Alpha.
The giant released some photos that give us some insight into the manufacturing process of said device. Unlike Apple, however, Samsung has not released a video of the process itself. Samsung brags that due to its metal frame, the Galaxy Alpha has successfully “outperformed” a slew of other Galaxy devices in a quality-control drop test, which is not surprising – after all, we are talking about metal here, folks. Samsung also says that its metal-clad iPhone rival has also performed quite well in similar durability tests. Not bad.
Check out the photos in the gallery below and feel free to share any thoughts you might have on the manufacturing process of the Galaxy Alpha.
source: Samsung Tomorrow via Android Authority
- 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)
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Way too expensive.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 6:22 AM 5
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Oops...looks like you accidentally clicked on Galaxy Alpha's article instead of iPhone's for that comment.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 6:56 AM 31
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we've known apple as expensive brand and with their so-so specs, we can't change that, they are in control, because they are only the company that makes iOS. but samsung with almost identical specs to iphone? there are alot more powerful android device to choose from if i want premium device, there is g3 z2 and upcoming z3, and also note 4 will eat this alpha alive judging by its price.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 7:19 AM 0
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Tbh, they should have priced the alpha the same as the iphone 5s and not below the galaxy s5. Lots of apple consumers buy an iphone as they use it as a status symbol since it is the most expensive smartphone in the market(particularly in asia) and android smartphones' value depreciate too quickly compared to an iPhone that takes a lot of time before its prices go down
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 9:12 AM 1
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Did they do this because Apple made a video about building the 5s?
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 6:23 AM 2
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Videos about how one ore another company is making their devices existed even before Apple made video about how was build iPhone 5S. So please don't draw picture as everything happens just because Apple did that.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 6:29 AM 25
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True that, but the fact that they keep copying Apple lock step in almost every regard does kind of point the finger at copying being the intention. Even then though, they aren't going to convince anyone without Jony Ive talking in the background about how revolutionary and amazing and unapologetic it is.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 8:29 AM 0
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I think this is an inspiration by the Chinese manufacturers, because Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus etc. always make a manufacturing process video of their flagships. But Samsung didn't make a video of it, which is quite boring tbh.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 6:31 AM 1
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samsung did with s3 first, then apple followed with iphone 5
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 6:45 AM 8
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