Samsung’s attempt to add metal in ‘Galaxy Alpha’ may impact display quality

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by CBR Staff Writer| 30 July 2014

The new device would boast a 720p resolution display.

Samsung Electronics planned foray into metal devices, with the launch of the new Galaxy Alpha, would compromise on some quality features to make room for its aluminium casing.

Likely to have a 720p resolution display, the new Galaxy Alpha is anticipated to integrate a Super AMOLED display, according to a report from Sammobile.

Samsung is said to have decided on using a lower-resolution display to bring down the production costs and is now launching new QHD (2560 x 1440p) resolution displays.

Anticipated to be powered by an Exynos 5 Octa or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 microprocessor and LTE-A mobile connectivity, the new device is expected to have metal only on its outer lining.

In addition, the Galaxy Alpha will come with a 4.8in display; 32GB non-expandable memory; a fingerprint scanner and a slot for nano-SIM.

The new device is should be launched in August, prior to the launch of Samsung's next generation Galaxy Note phablet.

Samsung has also delayed the launch of its highly-anticipated device powered by the Tizen operating system.

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