Galaxy Alpha: Samsung finally moving away from plastic

If you have owned a Samsung smartphone in the past 3 years, you know that Samsung has a love for plastic on their devices. More so than any other manufacturer, much to its users’ chagrin in the face if iPhone and HTC One fans.

Samsung have increasingly come under pressure to use more premium materials. This came to a head with the release of the Galaxy S5 earlier this year, when instead of excitement, it was met with a “more of the same” attitude. Many people were expecting an all metal body to compete with the success of the HTC One and Apple iPhone.

However, if recent rumors are to be believed, it might be that Samsung has just the thing people have been asking for. Over the past few weeks, there have been incessant rumors and leaks about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – a more premium version of the Galaxy S5. Earlier today, UK smartphone retailer Mobilefun is letting consumers pre-order the Galaxy Alpha for £549 ($923). While there is no official announcement from Samsung, Mobilefun says that the Galaxy Alpha will come with a “metallic finish” in black and white.

Other details include the octa-core Exynos 5 processor, fingerprint scanner, 32GB internal storage with a 12MP superfast autofocus and 4G LTE. The one area that is a touch subject so far is the screen – which is rumored to be a 4.7” 720p HD Super AMOLED display with 320ppi. This is a lot lower than 1080p 432 ppi display of the Galaxy S5 and is not going over well with readers since the Galaxy Alpha is supposed to be a “premium” device.

While there was no image included with the preorder on Mobilefun, SamMobile says that the Galaxy Alpha will be formally announced on August 13th.

Are you excited about the new Galaxy Alpha? Let us know in the comments!

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