Samsung Shows off Metal-Framed Smartphone

Samsung unveiled its first metal-framed smartphone on Wednesday following in Apple's and Pantech's footsteps.

The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's thinnest smartphone at 6.7 mm thick. If a smartphone is too thin it can easily be bent, but Samsung solved the problem with a metal frame.

The handset has an octa-core processor and a 4.7-inch AMOLED display. It also comes equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera and a fingerprint scanner.

The Galaxy Alpha will be released in stages in 150 countries starting early September. / Aug. 14, 2014 10:38 KST