Samsung Galaxy Alpha ‘limited edition’ to be clad in snakeskin leather?

Back in August, Samsung launched the Galaxy Alpha, the first device out of Samsung’s Galaxy A-series. The Alpha was totally different from what we have grown accustomed to from the Korean tech giant. It’s frame was completely clad in metal, unlike Samsung’s previous devices, which are clad in plastic. It is also one of the thinnest smartphones in Samsung’s lineup (only 6.7 mm-thin). Lastly, in our opinion, it is one of the most elegant devices to come from Samsung. Now, thanks to a tweet, it seems Samsung is planning to take fancy to a whole new level with a “limited edition” variant of the handset. The new version is clad in four new snakeskin leather-like rear cases on top of its aluminium metal frame.


The tweet comes from Twitter account @Ricciolo1, showing an image of four new limited edition versions of the Galaxy Alpha clad in what looks like snakeskin leather.

Although the photos show what seems to be real leather, we can’t confirm if it really covered in real leather. So it’s possible that Samsung used synthetic materials to replicate snake’s hide. If it does hold water, this would be the first time the Korean tech giant would ship devices clad in snake leather. It’s also possible that these rear covers will be sold separately, since the Alpha’s rear cover can be removed.

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