Samsung’s first Android smartphone with a metal chassis and a premium design, the Galaxy Alpha, will make its way to AT&T’s shelves this Friday. Starting Sep. 26, the country’s second largest carrier will start selling the smartphone through its retail outlets with a price tag of $199.99 on contract. But if you’re not looking to sign a two year agreement, the handset can be had for $612.99. Under the carrier’s Next18 plan, the smartphone will cost $25.55 per month, while the Next12 plan will set you back by $30.65 per month for a period of 1 year.
Considering that the handset packs a relatively midrange hardware, the off contract pricing of $612.99 seems a little over the top. It seems like Samsung is charging customers for the metal design, even though the specs inside is comparable to most sub $500 smartphones.
The Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7 inch 720p AMOLED display, a 12-megapixel camera on the back, a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Android 4.4.4 KitKat and a 1,860 mAh battery. The smartphone is an exclusive on AT&T, so if you’ve been wanting to get Samsung’s first metal clad Android handset, that’s the only place to look.
Via: Android Police