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The Galaxy Alpha looks good, but it isn't the success Samsung was hoping for. Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy Alpha looks good, but it isn’t the success Samsung was hoping for. Photo: Samsung

Samsung is already giving up on the Galaxy Alpha, its first Android-powered smartphone made of metal, according to reports from South Korea. Sources say production will cease as soon as the existing inventory of materials runs out, and Samsung is expected to put more focus into the Galaxy A5 instead.


HTC sent out invitations to its Desire 8 unveiling in Beijing earlier this week, but thanks to @Evleaks, we don’t need to wait any longer for its full list of specifications. As expected, the device will a 5.5-inch SuperLCD2 display with a 720p resolution, and it’ll powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

The midrange handset will also debut HTC’s new Sense 6 user interface — presumably on top of Android 4.4 KitKat — and it will be available in a whole host of pretty colors.

Samsung currently supplies all of Apple’s mobile processors.

Samsung has dealt Apple a nasty blow by increasing the price of its mobile processors — the ones built into every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — by 20%. According to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies, Apple initially disapproved the price hike, but was forced to accept it with no replacement supplier available.