Today we had the opportunity to have a sneek peek at the upcoming device from the Samsung,The all new Samsung Galaxy Alpha..

First impressions of the new Metal edged device are nothing special by no means and little has been changed apart from the metal rim but the back cover has a nice rubber typed feel and its grippy compared to the usual plastic or leather faux we now see in the later devices such as the Galaxy Note 3.However the underside is of course plastic.

 

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The back of the device has a nice feel to it with a rubber finish its soft yet grippy and its actually nice to hold and feels good in hand,this is a good change from the regular plastic finish we are use to apart from later devices that has plastic backs which are slippy.

 

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Underneath the cover we have access to the sim card  area so no hot swap here which people prefer but im sure nobody will complain about it,everything is tucked away,there is also

 

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Moving up to the top we can see we have the camera 12 MP and flash also we can see the headphone socket and a mic you might also notice the hump,breaking the line which takes the seamless edge away why this was done is another thing but its not really a big deal.

 

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The bottom of the device hols the USB slot,and another mic,also a speaker to one side,one other thing is you will notice the two bands on each edge same applies to top these are separated by plastic  by the way.

 

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On the right hand side all on offer is the power key nothing else,you can also see the ledge which allows you to remove the back cover,you will need nails to remove this,i found it awkward,been a guy and no nails and all that..

 

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On the left hand side all we get is the volume toggles,up/down nothing more so as you will have noticed by now there is no dedicated camera key ,not really an issue although most phones today come with on screen options for camera but lots like the traditional camera key.

 

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Looking at it from the front it does not look much different than most samsung devices only the metal edge is noticeable with the chamfered line going around the whole device,we also have one physical key and two soft keys,also we have the front facing camera and sensors on top with an earpiece over the samsung logo.

 

First impressions are,its nothing we have not seen before its a samsung with a metal body to be honest however the fact that samsung have moved away from metal will be a welcome move for most who are fed up with the plastic feel they are use to,it does feel good and solid in hand and you can get a good grip with the rubber back.

 

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I would feel it will do well since marketing has kicked off a pre register options have opened samsung fans will no doubt want to try it out.

We only had some limited time today and actually had a video which seems to have got corrupted somehow hopefully we will have one up shortly..

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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