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Faced with disappointing sales and plunging profits, Samsung found itself making some tough decisions, like handing out pink slips to high-level executives. The company also put in motion a major restructuring effort that will see a reduction in the overall number of smartphone models it offers, and we hear now that one of the first to go will be the Galaxy Alpha. Samsung's Galaxy Alpha drew attention to itself because of its metal frame. Its construction represented a departure from Samsung's penchant for using plastic, and with its metal border, the phone drew inevitable comparisons (in design) to Apple's iPhone 5s. According to etnews, a Korean... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is testing two different prototypes of its upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone. Last week, the SM-G925F variant of the Galaxy 6 showed up in an AnTuTu benchmark confirming many of the rumored specs of the device: 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor (a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is destined for the U.S. market), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a QHD (2560x1440) display, and a 20MP rear camera. The SM-G925F has shown up in yet another AnTuTu benchmark, although this time around the device is sporting a 16MP rear camera instead of a 20MP unit. Now before everyone starts throwing rotten fruit at the screen, remember that 1) these are just prototypes and 2) a higher... Read more...
Samsung took a page from Apple's design portfolio when it released the Galaxy Alpha, a handset that looks like a stretched out version of the iPhone 5s, complete with metal construction. Yes, the front and back are still made of plastic, but the metal frame gives the handset a premium look and feel that's not necessarily found on other Galaxy devices. Unfortunately for DIY repair types, this new design to the Galaxy line doesn't make the device any easier to tear into than, say, the Galaxy S5. We'll start with the good news. The folks at iFixIt confirmed that it's still super easy to access the battery -- just pop the rear cover off and swap out the battery as needed. There are no tools required... Read more...
Sure, there exists an intense animosity between Samsung and Apple, the top two players in the mobile phone market, but both should be flattered for taking design cues from one another. Apple did it by finally bringing bigger size iPhone models to market, something Samsung has been doing for several years now, and Samsung has now taken a page from Apple by releasing a smartphone with a metal frame. We're referring to the Galaxy Alpha, which is slated to land at AT&T this Friday. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha last month and said it would be available at the beginning of September. We're now heading towards the end of the month, but don't worry, Samsung didn't forget about its new handset... Read more...
Samsung did something it's not accustomed to doing last week -- the South Korean handset maker released a metal smartphone! We're talking about the Galaxy Alpha, a decently equipped device sporting a partial metal design with a tactile soft cover on the back. We're reluctant to get our hopes too high, but there's chatter that the Galaxy Alpha's design is a primer for the Galaxy S6. Citing "sources in Samsung's supply chain," Times of India reports that the Galaxy Alpha, along with the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, will serve as market tests for Samsung's metal design as it prepares to transition to an all-metal Galaxy S6. Samsung may be testing the waters for a metal smartphone with its Galaxy Alpha.... Read more...
We were beginning to wonder if Samsung would ever release a high-end smartphone without a plastic chassis, and now that it finally has, expect comparison's to Apple's iPhone design to begin anew. In the meantime, meet the Galaxy Alpha, the newest addition to Samsung's Galaxy family and the first in the series to sport a metal frame with a solid finish. "The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market," said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. "With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same... Read more...
One of the few criticisms attached to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone is that it doesn't sport a premium construction like some of its rivals. Unlike the iPhone 5S or HTC One M8, Samsung decided against a metal chassis in favor of plastic -- hardly a deal killer, but still a buzz kill of sorts, especially when several rumors leading up to the Galaxy S5's launch suggested it might have a metal body. Well, it may still happen. Citing a Korean-language news report, The Times of India says a metal-body version of the Galaxy S5 is headed to retail on August 13, undercutting Apple's rumored iPhone 6 unveiling by a full month. This is something that's been loitering around the rumor mill for... Read more...