At long last, after numerous rumors and leaks, here we are with the official revealing of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Being the most recent addition to the Galaxy smartphone range from the South Korean conglomerate, certainly it will set the industry alight by raising the bar when it comes to design, thanks to a metal frame as well as a tactile soft back cover that is accompanied by elegantly curved corners.
The official “results” are in where the hardware specifications are concerned – and we are talking about a 4.7” HD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core (quad 1.8GHz and quad 1.3GHz) or quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 12MP camera at the back with a 2.1MP front-facing shooter, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, NFC and LTE support, all of it running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat – which means no waiting for a new version of the operating system right out of the box.
One major drawback? There is no microSD memory card slot. Yes sir, this means you will have to make use of your 32GB Of internal memory wisely.
All of that goodness has been crammed into a chassis that measures just 6.5mm thin, and will boast of features like 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. Expect to pick this puppy up from early next month onward, where you can choose from Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue colors, depending on the region you’re living in. [Press Release]