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Aug 13, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Officially Introduced with 4.7-Inch Display, Octa-Core CPU

Samsung has just taken the wraps off the long-time-rumored Galaxy Alpha. The smartphone has been confirmed to arrive in more than 150 countries beginning September, but no details on price tag have been shared yet.

Little information has been offered on the phone’s specs as well, though Samsung is calling the Galaxy Alpha a series, which means there will be other handsets with the same branding launched in the not so distant future. For the time being, we know Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be released in five color options, so customers will be able to choose from White, Black, Gold, Silver and Blue. Samsung Galaxy Alpha looks almost identical to the Galaxy S5, but it’s slightly smaller and features a metallic body. Basically, this is the device that everyone was expecting when Samsung announced the Galaxy S5, minus the specs. In this regard, the Galaxy Alpha has been confirmed to sport a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution.

On the inside, the handset is equipped with an Exynos 5 octa-core chipset and a hexa-core Mali-T268 graphics processing unit, as well as 2GB of RAM. The smartphone also packs 32GB of storage, but for the time being we don’t have any confirmation that the phone will also pack microSD card slot for memory expansion, so for now we assume the Galaxy Alpha lacks this feature. On the back, the Galaxy Alpha has been confirmed to boast a 12-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front there’s a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera for video calls and selfies. Software-wise, Samsung Galaxy Alpha will ship with Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box, but that’s no surprise given the fact that it’s a premium smartphone.

The smartphone is only 6.7mm thin and weighs 115g (battery included), which makes it a lot sleeker and lighter than the Galaxy S5. Samsung also announced that the Galaxy Alpha would offer LTE-A support and it will be powered by an 1860 mAh battery that features Ultra Power Saving Mode that should offer better energy efficiency. We’re still waiting for Samsung to release more details on the Galaxy Alpha, but for now this is all the info the South Korean company was willing to share with its fans. How do you fancy the new Galaxy Alpha that has just been unveiled by Samsung? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section. UK-based retailer Clove is selling the Galaxy Alpha Prime for no less than £500 (€630 / $840) outright, so there you have it.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha (click for larger image)
Images credits to Samsung Mobile


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