After months of leaks, it’s finally here. The device you see above is Samsung’s long awaited metal framed smartphone dubbed the Galaxy Alpha. As a result of the premium materials used in its making, Samsung has managed to keep the thickness to a bare minimum at 6.7 mm. The speakers are located on the bottom right next to the micro USB charging port, which is a welcome design choice.
The smartphone packs a 4.7 inch 720p Super AMOLED display, a 12-megapixel camera on the back, an octa core Exynos chipset (four 1.8 GHz + four 1.3 GHz CPU cores), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 1,860 mAh battery with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The smartphone also packs a heart rate monitor on the back and the fingerprint scanner is embedded under the home button, so it’s not any different from the Galaxy S5 in that regard. Software features like the Ultra Power Saving Mode are available with the Galaxy Alpha as well.
Samsung will officially bring the smartphone to the markets by September in white, black, gold, silver and blue color variants for an undisclosed amount. Bear in mind that some of these variants could be exclusive to a particular carrier, retailer or region. The device is a refreshing change from what we’re accustomed to and could provide a decent alternative to people looking for a premium looking device from Samsung.
Via: Android Central