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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Gets the Full Teardown Treatment from iFixit

October 2, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve just gotten our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, we haven’t done a whole lot of content on the device just yet but that will change in the coming days. It’s a very nice device from Samsung. I’m tempted to say it’s one of my favorite from Samsung, ever. But we’ll talk more about that in the full review.

iFixit recently got their hands on the Galaxy Alpha and did the usual teardown treatment as they do for just about every smartphone out there. The Galaxy Alpha display measures at just 1.4mm thin, which is pretty thin and obviously makes it a bit difficult to repair it. Or replace it. iFixit also found a gasket around the headphone jack. This leads us to believe that the Galaxy Alpha may have been supposed to be water proof. But it isn’t since there’s no flap for the micro USB port at the bottom of the Galaxy Alpha.

“After years of research, billions of dollars, and countless hours of development, Samsung has finally landed upon the game changer in its race against Apple—a Galaxy smartphone with a metal frame.

This latest iPhone killer is certainly nice to look at and has the specs to back it up—but we’re more interested in inner beauty. Tune in to see how the Galaxy Alpha stacks up where it really counts—on the inside.”

The Galaxy Alpha is a really cool smartphone from Samsung, and I’m really liking it. So far my only complaint is battery, it’s a 1860mAh battery so it’s not going to last you insane amounts of time, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would. Like I said earlier, we’re going to have tons of coverage of the Galaxy Alpha in the coming days, so stay tuned! How many of you are still interested in the Galaxy Alpha?