The leather-back Galaxy Alpha range is a collaborative project between the Samsung and French design firm Free Lance, with the design provided by Jean-Baptiste Rautureau, best known for his leather shoe designs. At the moment the limited edition styles are being exclusively sold through Samsung’s French website in four different shades: brown, dark grey, burgundy and teal. The collection are indeed limited, with just 100 of each style being produced, so it will certainly be a race to get hold of one of the swanky handsets.
It’s unclear what material is used on the rear and whether it’s actually animal skin, but it’s evidently something a little more upmarket as the price on the website jumps from 569 euros to 649 euros. Other than the change in design, the specifications of the stylish Galaxy Alpha handsets remain the same. That means you’re looking at a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 720 resolution. Meanwhile on the inside it packs an Exynos 5430 Octa processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel rear camera that’s able to capture 4K video. Samsung hasn’t announced whether or not the collection will be released in the UK, but we’ll keep you posted.