Samsung launches Galaxy Alpha, featuring premium metal frame construction

Samsung has at last officially taken the wraps off its Galaxy Alpha smartphone after consistent revealing and detailed leaks around the internet. The new smartphone is said to represent an “evolution of Galaxy design” and features a more premium metal frame chassis than previous products.

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“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.” The design retains the recent Samsung fashion of a tactile dimple style back cover. The smartphone is an impressively slim 7mm thick.

The key features of this smartphone beyond its construction are its 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display and an advanced camera which offers real time HDR.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha, key specifications

  • 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720) display
  • Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage with no microSD option
  • 12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front) cameras
  • LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB 2.0 connectivity
  • 1,860mAh battery
  • 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 115g
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat

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As well as those hardware specs regular Samsung software and tech will include Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health, Finger Print Scanner, Private Mode and connectivity with the latest Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone will become available in retail at the beginning of September and be made available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue initially depending upon your market/carrier. Is anyone impressed with Samsung’s Galaxy evolution?

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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