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" 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)



1. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Way too expensive.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oops...looks like you accidentally clicked on Galaxy Alpha's article instead of iPhone's for that comment.

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Both are too expensive.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, I wish more OEMs had fairer prices like the Nexus 5 or OPO or Xiaomi's

20. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

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.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope it's all about the size of the phone with the spec included there is nothing like it

40. TamHo

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

I don't think so guy. Iphone has always had the best audio quality ever (via headphone not speaker) and top tier camera. Not to mention a best phone OS

44. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

most flagship audio quality are on par. volume output is what matter then.

18. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

stupidly expensive, stupid market strategy, android is known for monstrous specs, not this mediocrity, samsung is plainly stupid, and APPLE wanna-be. this will fail bigtime, because of its price.

31. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

46. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Wow you are too humble on this. "Come back Jake"(like Jack in Titanic)

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

37. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

You are just trying to twist out of situation since report is not only about metal frame.

28. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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.

39. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Just like gold phones existed way before the iPhone 5s. Didnt see anyone mass marketing their gold phones before that lmao...

47. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

As if Apple invented GOLD. I don't even like gold phone, makes me look like a sheikh LoL. And there is nothing innovative about it to brag.

51. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Use your brain and re read what I said.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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.

8. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

samsung did with s3 first, then apple followed with iphone 5

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

apple did it first with the iPhone 4 ...(grabs popcorn)

36. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

(Snatches it from you and starts hogging it)

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nokia made a video with the N9.

45. Login

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

They are copying apple. I don't like dam dung.

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.

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