The Galaxy Alpha is an interesting turn for Samsung, even if the company fails to admit it in its latest blog post. The company not only looks back at its history in metallic mobile devices, but also into some characteristics of the upcoming Galaxy Alpha, namely its metal frame, curved corners and the overall finish. Have you ever wondered why Samsung opted for curved corners? Read on to find out.

Samsung explains that there's also functional reason for said corners, as well as improving aesthetics. The company notes the corners are the weakest part of a smartphone, simply because they're the most probable point of impact. Implementing curvature in the corners of the Galaxy Alpha, Samsung aims to improve the shock resistance for daily use. A thin coating has also been placed around the common area where people hold their phones, forming an enhanced grip.

Galaxy Alpha Curves

Simply put, you should drop the Alpha less than other devices. The device will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue. Overall, we're looking at new and improved hardware from Samsung, which can only be a good thing. Check out the video and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Samsung