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Samsung Galaxy Alpha gets 4 exclusive leather backs

Samsung has introduced four limited edition Galaxy Alpha models with handmade leather back panels in France.

Dec 27, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

 has joined forces with French luxury shoe designers Free Lance and Jean-Baptiste Rautureau to bring a haute couture twist to its already fashionable and stylish Galaxy Alpha smartphone handsets.

The Galaxy Alpha is the first smartphone in Samsung’s history to dump the plastic feel for premium alloys and now it’s also become the first phone to get a leather back panel in a choice of four styles and colors.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Free Lance

Women get the choice of a Burgundy or Teal blue shell complete with embroidered flower detail courtesy of Free Lance designer Guy Rautureau.

For men, two similarly textured but slightly more Spartan Jean-Baptiste Rautureau designs in brown and grey are available.

The leather shell will be handmade and individually numbered — only 100 examples of each design are being produced — and the completed phone will come with a certificate of authenticity signed in person by the designer.

The limited edition cases only add a further €80 to the standard handset’s €570 price, meaning that the only catch is that they’re exclusively for French customers and can only be bought from Samsung France.

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