Samsung Galaxy Alpha Officially Announced


These days, it is increasingly tough for companies to keep a lid on upcoming products. After months of speculation, Samsung has officially unveiled their latest mobile hardware device, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone.

Featuring a metal frame and a soft touch back, the super-thin smartphone weighs in at 115g and is only 6.7mm thick with a 4.7″ 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED display, 12MP camera, 1860mAh battery, and either a Quad Core 2.5GHz or Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor depending on your region. Additionally, the Galaxy Alpha will launch running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. As with previous Samsung Galaxy devices, the Alpha features ultra-low power mode, fingerprint scanner, S Health, and more. The Alpha Galaxy will also support the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

The Galaxy Alpha will be made available in black, white, silver, gold, and blue.


Blue Samsung Galaxy Alpha (courtesy Samsung Tomorrow)

Samsung appears to be taking a page from Apple’s play book by adding a metal frame to their latest device and there is no doubt people will note a similarity between this latest offering from Samsung and Apple’s popular iPhone. With Android dominating the world platform, could the Galaxy Alpha entice more iPhone users over to the Android ecosystem with a higher quality build device that looks very similar?

At any rate, it will be interesting to see if the metal frame and higher build quality make their way over to other Samsung product lines including the S series and Note series. According to Samsung Tomorrow, the Galaxy Alpha is set to launch in 150 countries around the world in September. Let us know what you think about Samsung’s latest in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!

  Source: Samsung Tomorrow

Featured image courtesy Samsung Tomorrow.

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