Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Alpha that was subjected to a quite a few leaks in the last few weeks. There isn’t anything new which we didn’t already know from the leaks but it’s in fact a forward step from Samsung to integrate metal, which the Korean company was reluctant to use it even in their flagship devices.
The frame is the only metal thing you’ll find on the outside but it certainly gives the phone a premium feel, coupled with the soft touch back. The phone is decently spec’d with Android 4.4.4, Exynos 5 Octa processor (1.8GHz quad + 1.3GHz quad), 2GB RAM, 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED Display (720p), LTE Cat. 6 support, Exynos 5 Octa processor , 12 megapixel camera with front-facing 2.1 megapixel camera, 32GB internal memory and 1860mAh battery. The most interesting thing in Galaxy Alpha is that it does not have a microSD card slot – probably a first for a Samsung Android smartphone.
TouchWiz expectedly, handles the software duty and you’ll find Samsung enhancements like fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, Ultra Power Saving Mode, S Health etc.
Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Alpha in 150 countries from next month in colour options of white, black, silver, gold and blue.