Reports have been flying around that we are to expect a mid August launch for a mysterious new line up in the smartphone market by Samsung. Solid details and information regarding the device have been unclear and few and far in between but we do know that the body should be metal clad – or at least partially metal.
By the date of the launch, we can assume that Samsung is out to compete with the Apple’s iPhone 6 release. We’re not quite sure how successful the company is going to be though. However, new information regarding the device known as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha for now, has led us to believe that the metal case manufacturers involved with the production of the device will only be able to churn out an estimated one million metal bodies per month.
If demand is up and beyond the supply Samsung has for the phone, the company could be looking to make a very small margin of profit. I won’t be surprised if some users choose other phones such as Apple who won’t be so hard to access. What solution does Samsung have at its fingertips for the Galaxy Alpha? It seems that because Korea does not home many metal manufacturers, the company will be turning to Chinese firms for help. Nevertheless, we’re expecting the Galaxy Alpha to be released to a limited market or in limited numbers in its early stages of launch as done with other models such as the Galaxy Round and Galaxy J.
There has been much rumours about a full on metal bodied Samsung appearing soon but with these kind of problems lurking, we highly doubt that this would happen in the coming days. First, it was the Galaxy Prime and now, it’s the Galaxy Alpha that is the centre of these whispers. This project for a metal phone however, seems logistically impossible at the moment for Samsung. But then again, the Galaxy Note 4 is said to be another metal piece by the company. Maybe there’s hope yet or maybe there are all just partially metal.