Samsung Alpha iPhone 5s render

Earlier this month Samsung announced yet another Android handset dubbed the Galaxy Alpha that many observers noted borrows design cues from the iPhone 5 first introduced by Apple nearly 2 years ago. The Galaxy Alpha does feature a metal frame with chamfered edges, but does it really favor the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s or is it more Samsung than anything else?

Designer Martin Hajek has created a new collection of 3D renderings to help visualize that comparison and answer that question showing Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha handset side-by-side with Apple’s iPhone 5s.

Hajek goes one step further and compares the Samsung Galaxy Alpha to a 3D rendering of the iPhone 6 based on part leaks we’ve seen this year.

As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha starts to resemble the iPhone a bit less with the new model created based on component leaks as the squared edges begin to round off, and the larger display of the expected new iPhone model of course takes cues from the large market of Android handsets with bigger screens.

The verdict? I think Samsung may have admired the iPhone 5 casing a little with the Galaxy Alpha design, but it’s still clear which device comes from which company without question.

Check out Martin Hajek’s full set of 3D renderings here and let us know what you think in the comments.

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