Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Alpha, and after much speculations, the tech giant has confirmed the metal construction of the Alpha. Samsung has widely been attacked for its plastic construction of even its most premium devices. Well this is now a thing of the past courtesy of the full metal construction of the Alpha. In addition to the design and material changes, the phone also features some impressive specs as highlighted below:
- It is super-slim, thinning out at just 6.7mm, which is much thinner than most other phones in the market.
- It has a 4.7inch 720p display (1280 by 720). Though this is not true HD, it is still crisp enough by smartphone standards.
- It is powered by an 1860mAh battery.
- It processing unit exists in two variants, a quad-core (1.8 GHz) or octa-core (1.5 GHz) processor. This depends on the region.
- It has a 12MP rear camera.
- It comes with 32GB of internal storage, but interestingly lacks a memory expansion slot.
The device will come in a total of five colors: Scuba Blue, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Charcoal Black and Sleek Silver. As of now, pricing of the device is not yet known, and Samsung says that it will officially start shipping in September. The phone will come running the latest version of Android Kit Kat (v. 4.4.4), as opposed to Android L. In addition, it also has some of the distinguishing features of the S5 such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, S Health, Fingerprint Scanner and Private Mode. One of the major developments in regards to the galaxy Alpha is that its design and materials will be expanded to the other Galaxy devices, and this could mean that most upcoming Samsung devices will be of a metal build.