Consumer electronics giant, Samsung is reportedly planning to release the metal-clad Galaxy Alpha this week in India.
The company has begun sending out invites for the 'Next Generation Stylephone' launch event in New Delhi on 27 September, reported BGR India.
The cryptic message 'Next Generation Stylephone' does not give away any hint, rather only confirms a new phone launch. But, if we read between the phrase, we find similarity with the statement made in the Galaxy Alpha launch in August. [Full report, HERE]
The company had said - "Samsung has taken a fresh approach to design with the Galaxy Alpha. Created to help consumers express their unique style without sacrificing functionality, the refined Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design with a metal frame, elegantly curved corners and a tactile soft back cover." (Read full press release, HERE).
Considering the above statement, we believe that the Saturday's (27 September) event is most certain to witness the official release of metal-clad Galaxy Alpha in India.
Even the company had confirmed (full report, HERE) to release the Galaxy Alpha in select markets this month.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch super AMOLED HD (1280x720p) screen and flaunts metal frame around the edge giving a premium touch to the smartphone.
Under the hood, it ships with Android v4.4.4 KitKat OS, 2.5GHz Snapdragon quad-core CPU /Octa-core processor -1.8GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core (depending on the region), 2GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt memory (not expandable).
Other stipulated features include 12.0-megapixel camera (with LED flash, 4K @ 30 fps video recording ability, HDR, Selective Focus and more), 2.1-megapixel snapper on the front and a 1,860 mAh battery.
Just like the marquee smartphone Galaxy S5, the new phone too boasts of value added features such as fingerprint sensors, heart rate monitor, download booster with MIMO (2 x 2) Wi-Fi, ultra-saving mode and private mode.
The only missing feature is the IP67 water-resistant-and-dust-repellant certifications. However, all-in-all, the phone does have enough tricks in its sleeve to match Apple iPhone 6. [For more information on iPhone 6 specifications, click HERE]
As of now, there is no official word on when Galaxy Note 4 will be released in India, but rumours are rife that Samsung will launch the flagship phablet (read full report HERE) before iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release during the Diwali holidays.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha:
|Models||Samsung Galaxy Note 4||Samsung Galaxy Alpha|
|Display||5.7-inch quad HD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED screenPixel Density: 515 ppi (pixels per inch)||4.7-inch super AMOLED HD screen with 1280x720p resolutions|
|OS||Android v4.4.4 KitKat with new TouchWiz UI||Android v4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI|
|Processor||2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor paired with or an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+1.3GHz quad-core), depending upon the region.||Exynos Octa-core processor (1.8GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core)For select markets- smartphone is expected to houseSnapdragon quad-core processor with 2.5 GHz CPU speed|
|Storage Capacity||32GB, + 64GB via microSD||32GB (no micro SD card slot)|
|Camera||Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with Auto-focus and smart OIS (Optimized Image Stabilization)
Front: 3.7-megapixel camera with F1.0 aperture with Wide selfie feature ( similar to panorama feature)Additional specs:
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera : Selfie, Wide Selfie
|Main: 12.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4K @ 30 fps video recording ability, HDR, Selective Focus and more
Front: 2.1-megapixel camera
|Battery||3,220 mAh with super-fast charging capability which can power the phone to 50-percent in just 30 minutes||1,860 mAh; (with ultra power saving mode)|
|Network||3G & 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps) depending on the markets||LTE Cat.6 (300/50 Mbps download/upload )|
|Add-ons||Finger print sensor, Download booster, 4 micro-phones, Heart-rate monitor, UV sensor, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe ), USB 2.0, IR LED, MHL 3.0||Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE/ANT+), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO 2x 2), NFC, USB v2.0, Download booster, quick connect, private mode|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm||132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm|
|Weight||176 g||115 g|