Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Aug 2014 19:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Samsung has officially announced its first metal phone in a very long time: the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Normally, Samsung goes all-out in the specs department and puts all the pieces in a plastic case - but the Galaxy Alpha is all about design over specs.

Or, as I like to call it, the Samsung Galaxy Oh Crap.

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No SD expansion
by sb56637 on Fri 15th Aug 2014 04:30 UTC
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Bummer, Samsung was the only brand name smartphone maker that was consistently offering SD expansion across their product line. Now they're starting to drop it. And I imagine the removable battery will also be, um, removed in future models. So we'll end up with a next gen $1000 phone that is 2mm thick and has a 100mA non-removable battery.

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