Samsung has officially announced its metal praising smartphone which goes by the name Galaxy Alpha. The device has been in the rumor mill for the past couple of months that includes dozens of pictures and specifications leaked online. But now the wait is over as this high-end smartphone is now officially unveiled today.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs sheet includes a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720 pixels resolution) display and is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos Octa-core processor clocking at 3.1 GHz. On the storage front, the device packs a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with no expansion slot present in the device.
In the camera department, the device sports a 12MP rear-camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. Both of the cameras feature various shooting modes like HDR, Panorama, Selective Focus, Beauty Face and more. Despite its metal body, the Galaxy Alpha will feel lighter as it weighs only 115 grams and has thin edges of 6.7mm thickness. All this is powered by an 1860 mAh battery which might not last a whole day on full charge, but we will not acknowledge that as the device is yet to come in the market.
On the software front, the Galaxy Alpha will come with great set of features that includes a Private Mode, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, and the Quick Connect feature embedded into Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS. Just like Samsung Galaxy S5, the metal build Galaxy Alpha features a fingerprint scanner and supports the wearable devices like Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear fit wristband.
After years of using plastic materials in its high-end devices, Samsung has finally answered the prayers of its consumers. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha promises a beautiful and harmonious experience among the all Galaxy line of smartphones.
This durable yet luxurious smartphone will come in five color options, Black, Blue, Gold, Silver and White. The Korean giant says that the device will be available gradually in more than 150 countries from next month, i.e. September. It will be priced around €599, which is clearly a high-end territory, but there is always an option to go with the contract as carrier subsidies the upfront cost. However, if you don’t like bound under the carrier plans, then you’ll have to shell out quite a bit of money from your wallet.