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Samsung's next Galaxy may have chamfered metal edges like the iPhone

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Latest leaked images show a white Galaxy Alpha with a metal frame

Of all the things Samsung has copied from Apple over the years, the polished metal edges introduced with the iPhone 5 have been one thing the Korean company hasn't yet reproduced — at least not in any officially announced devices. New images of the rumored Galaxy Alpha handset show a white phone that seems to be a blend between the Galaxy S5 and Apple's latest iPhone models. A metal band runs around all sides of the device, featuring a prominent chamfered treatment that grows larger at the top and bottom. The simple one-button front layout and dimpled back cover have been retained from the S5, though the overall shape is a bit more rectangular. These photos appear to show a subtly more refined design than the black Galaxy Alpha that had been pictured previously.

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The Alpha is expected to be announced at some point later this month, and the poster who has revealed these images says it'll come in two sizes: the anticipated 4.7-inch model and a phablet-sized 6.7-inch version. Samsung has already promised to release phones featuring new materials this year, and though the hope might have been to see something closer to the HTC One — which comes in a unibody aluminum shell — the Galaxy Alpha looks to at least be a move in that direction.

Update August 5, 5:05AM ET: Another set of photos has emerged, depicting Samsung's iPhone-esque Galaxy Alpha next to an actual iPhone. It appears to be slightly thinner than Apple's handset, though the camera module protrudes a couple of millimeters from the rest of the body.

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