Galaxy Alpha Production 01 636x424A little over a week ago, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Alpha handset. While the specs of the phone might not necessarily be the most impressive specs we’ve seen from Android OEMs, let alone Samsung, what caught the attention of many was the fact that it used metal in the construction of its chassis.

Samsung has been criticized in the past for their liberal use of plastic which the company has defended by saying that plastic is lighter and more flexible, but we guess they finally caved into the demands of their customers with the Galaxy Alpha. So how exactly did Samsung go about creating the metal frame for the handset?

Well in a recent post by Samsung, they detailed the process of creating the handset’s metal metal. The process seems to be pretty straightforward, at least according to Samsung. First they will cut the shape from a piece of metal where it is carved and trimmed. After this, the frame undergoes a Color Anodizing process to give it the different colors before it is diamond cut, which is where a piece of diamond is used to trim the edges and give it a shiny look.

Last but not least, Samsung takes it for quality assurance where it is dropped from various heights multiple times to test its durability. If you’d like to learn more you can hit up Samsung’s blog for the details, but in the meantime are you guys impressed with the Galaxy Alpha so far?

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Key SpecsGalaxy Alpha
StatusUnreleased
Resolution1280x720
Size (Diagonal, Inches)4.7"
Processor NameOcta
8-core
1.8 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity32 GB
Megapixels12 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)1860 mAh
Street Price$600
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy Alpha Full specs
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