Samsung is putting the pedal to the metal with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the first in a new lineup of metal smartphones. The 4.7-inch Alpha is Samsung's first major metal mobile device, with previous Galaxy phones and tablets encased in plastic. Samsung says the Alpha shows off a "new design approach", suggesting more metal marvels will follow.
The Alpha has a 1,280x720-pixel resolution display, an octa- or quad-core processor (depending on where you live), 4G LTE, the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat software and a 12-megapixel camera. The Korean company hasn't announced prices, or in which countries the Alpha will appear, apart from the UK, where it will go on sale in early September.