If there is one criticism that is constantly being lobbed at Samsung it is the fact that the majority, if not all, of Samsung’s smartphones use plastic in their builds. This by no means affects the handset’s performance, but in terms of looks and feel, well it obviously does not have the same wow factor as the HTC One M8 or the iPhone 5s.
However it seems that Samsung has plans to change that. The South Korean tech giant has recently confirmed during an earnings call in which the company’s SVP of mobile confirmed that Samsung would be releasing a handset made from new materials. This is in response to the company’s falling net profit.
Unfortunately no word on what kind of handsets we can expect, but if the rumors are to be believed, the handset made from new materials is expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha which is said to sport a metal build. The handset, at least based on the rumors, certainly doesn’t sound too high-end with its 720p display, but then again these are only rumors and Samsung could prove us wrong.
One of the rumors has also suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha could be making its debut on the 4th of August which is next Monday, so we guess we won’t have to wait much longer to see if the rumors pan out.
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