Samsung Launches Metal Galaxy Alpha
Samsung’s first metal device is now official after earlier speculation that the device would launch on August 13. The device was announced on Samsung’s official communications page.
The Galaxy Alpha comes with a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display. It runs on a Exynos Octa 5433 processor with 2GB of RAM. The device comes with a 12 megapixel camera and a front facing 2.1 megapixel camera. The Galaxy Alpha comes with 32 GB of storage which is not expandable with microSD, a first for a Galaxy device. With this, also comes 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n/ac and Near Field Communication capabilities. The device also packs the finger print sensor and heart rate sensor first seen in the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung is touting the Galaxy Alpha as “the evolution of Galaxy Design”. Samsung Electronics CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication, JK Shin, noted that the Galaxy Alpha is the culmination of qualities demanded by the consumer market and the hardware powering Galaxy Devices.
The Alpha will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue. Sales are expected to commence in early September and then eventually in an additional 150 countries for €599 (RM 2560/USD $800).
“Samsung redefines its smartphone design with a stunning new look featuring sophisticated design techniques and compact construction”