World smartphone leader, Samsung finally pulled the wraps off the much awaited Galaxy Alpha in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday, 13 August.
"The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market," said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics.
"With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light-weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device." he added.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch super AMOLED HD (1280x720p) screen and flaunts metal frame around the edge giving a premium finish to the smartphone.
Under the hood, it ships with Android v4.4.4 KitKat OS, Octa-core processor - 1.8GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core (in some select markets, Galaxy Alpha will house 2.5GHz Snapdragon quad-core CPU), 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 1,860 mAh battery.
And just like the flagship smartphone Galaxy S5, the new phone too boasts of value-added features such as finger-print sensors, heart-rate monitor, download booster with MIMO (2 x 2) Wi-Fi, ultra-saving mode, private mode.
Only feature missing is the IP67 water-resistant-and-dust-repellant certifications.
However, all-in-all, the Galaxy Alpha does have enough tricks in its sleeve to match the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 as discussed in tech circle.
The company has confirmed that the Galaxy Alpha will hit stores in select markets early next month. However the details regarding the device price are still under wraps.
Check out the official Samsung video detailing Galaxy Alpha:
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Alpha:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Alpha|
|Display||4.7-inch super AMOLED HD screen with 1,280x720p resolutions|
|OS||Android v4.4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||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 (no micro SD card slot)|
|Camera||Main: 12.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4K @ 30 fps video recording ability, HDR, Selective Focus and moreFront: 2.1-megapixel camera|
|Battery||1860 mAh; (with ultra power saving mode)|
|Network||LTE Cat.6 (300/50 Mbps download/upload )|
|Add-ons||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||132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm|
|Colours||Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue (color options will vary with regions)|