Samsung’s metal smartphone, which has been rumoured for a while, looks to be getting ever closer to reality. A couple of online news outlets, one of them being Samsung-specific SamMobile, have managed to get their hands on images of a handset from the South Korean company that looks to be made (mostly) from aluminium.
The phone is known as the Galaxy Alpha and looks like you’d expect from something that is joining the Galaxy er… galaxy but it features a lot of metal bodywork. The design, however, still retains the faux-leather rear panel that was introduced on the Galaxy S 5 so it’s not an all-metallic affair.
From the images, as well as information from unnamed sources, Samsung plans to release the handset with a 4.8-inch 720p display. The rest of the specifications… are not so apparent.
But, there is speculations that the Galaxy Alpha will sport a Snapdragon 800/Exynos 5 processor, 32GB of storage and LTE-Advanced but nothing can be confirmed at this time.
But it seems Samsung is making strides towards a more metal phone. The main question now is: where will they release it first?