Samsung reveals the manufacturing process behind the Galaxy Alpha

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

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1860 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



52. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

At least there's finally no more cheap ass plastic

48. Krjal

Posts: 446; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Dear Samsung, gold phones: stop it.

42. Ozy3280

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

I will never ever buy samsung phones again , wife had 3 samsung s4 mini all faulty and samsung cant repair and wont replace even tho they said they will do it Bs samsung

43. wilsong17 unregistered

Because is only Samsung keep buying cheap android phon3

41. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Hate, Fear an Jealousy, lots of goodness here today. If its polarizing, it'll sell well.

32. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung might have listened to the Critics to much reguarding them using Plastic an Producing there First Metal Phone,but it the Price now that Consumers will not like,an instead of Gaining consumers it might Lose Samsung alot of Consumers,there was no reason for Samsung to switch from Plastic as its alot lighter an easier to produce,Why?haven"t Samsung used Polycarbonate like Nokia use,as its light an does not get Scratched easy, as with Metal it Scratches will show up alot more an harder to replace,an alot more Expensive to Replace

35. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Your right, they should have made this a 5in high resolution with 32g of expandable memory with the 805 chip and 3g of ram. They would have had a winner

38. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ofourse they should listen to their critics... they are getting much attention for designing ugly phones

49. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Well they are still making high end plastic phones aren't they? Plastic or metal, haters gonna hate.

27. Cicero

Posts: 1165; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Concerning the price is like it and buy it. Else move forward.

30. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Funny that's what they say about the iPhone

26. Cicero

Posts: 1165; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Looks good. Wait and feel it. I only hope Sammy will not ruin the whole experience with TW. I still hope will be the best after receiving an recent update to SGS4 where the S4 is blitz moving. Hopes!

34. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014


21. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Like my teacher used to say : "machining is the proof of our stupidity"

50. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Great words from a wise teacher.

10. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

The best compact phone ever. Yes

12. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Yes if you want a mid-range Android version of the iPhone

22. banglazbless

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

The iPhone is not really mid-range. take a closer look and you will see its only a low end device backed up by an enormous flagship price. Don't dare compare the alpha to that iphony junk.

25. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

And yet it still wipes the floor with 99% of android phones. What does that tell you about the android phones?

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Noope. Z1C is and Z3 C will surpass it.

24. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Too early to tell. The Xperia Z3 Compact is just around the corner.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, surely you can make much better phones than this. Show 'em all.

3. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Cute Sammy I'll still wait for a real phone Motorola x+1

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is not cute at all.

2. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Did they do this because Apple made a video about building the 5s?

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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.

9. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011


14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

if samsung is braging how nice and durable alpha is, then why samsung didnt do it before? quite strange

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...then why samsung didnt do it before?" Didn't do it before what?

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

read the report first... if I am posting on this post then ofcourse I am saying about this post... about the metal frame..... some ppl really need spoon feeding :p

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