The metal bodied Samsung Galaxy Alpha could be another limited edition smartphone for the company.
Samsung has had a few smartphones in recent years that have launched as a limited edition, particularly just for the Korean market.
A new report suggest the metal bodied, super high-end version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, known as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, could be yet another exclusive device.
The main metal phone case manufacturers are located in Taiwan and are mostly controlled by Apple to make iPhone models. These include Castek Holdings and Foxconn among others.
There are also no metal casing manufacturers in Korea itself for Samsung to get in on the action, so the report states that the electronics giant is going to try China for the Galaxy Alpha body.
However, there’s a bit of a problem with that, because the prominent Chinese metal casing manufacturers can’t produce more than 1 million cases a month, even combined.
Due to that, there’s a high chance Samsung could be forced to make the Samsung Galaxy Alpha a limited edition handset just for the Korean market.
Samsung’s already done the same with the curved Samsung Galaxy Round for Korea and the Samsung Galaxy J for Japanese consumers.
However, Samsung could still try and launch the device worldwide, as it might see it as a good alternative for the flagship Galaxy S5, albeit for customers with a higher budget.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to arrive in August with a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display running on an Exynos 5 octa-core processor.
Allegedly, the metal body will be just 6mm thick, making it an ultra slim smartphone. Hopefully it should come with a QHD resolution too to match the LG G3.
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