Samsung announces metal frame Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

One of the most rumoured and leaked devices in recent months, Samsung today finally made the Samsung Galaxy Alpha official. Despite a raft of rumours that predicted a premium variant of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Alpha is not that device and details fall in line with those of more recent rumours. Sporting a metal frame and a plastic back cover, the Galaxy Alpha is billed as “the optimal convergence of style and cutting-edge technology.” At less than 7 millimeters thick, it is also Samsung’s thinnest Galaxy smartphone to date.

“The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.”

Samsung Galaxy AlphaSamsung Galaxy Alpha specifications:

  • Processor: Octa-core (quad 1.8GHz & quad 1.3GHz) Samsung Exynos 5
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE Cat.6
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bleutooth 4.0 LE, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (720×1280) Super AMOLED
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 32GB
  • External storage: None
  • Rear-facing camera: 12MP
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor ,gesture sensor, fingerprint
  • sensor, heart rate sensor
  • Battery: 1,860mAh
  • Dimensions: 132.4 × 65.5 × 6.7 millimeters
  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Colours: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, Scuba Blue
  • Other: Ultra Power Saving Mode

All in all, it appears to be a direct competitor to the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 which will also sport a 4.7-inch display and metal body.

The Galaxy Alpha will be available at the beginning of September. Specific availability and pricing details were not announced today.

Source : Samsung Tomorrow