The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has popped up in a plethora of rumors and leaks in the past few weeks. The hype is there because the handset is said to come with a different design when compared with previous Samsung handsets. Recently, the Korean OEM decided to put all the rumors to rest, and have taken the wraps off the long-rumored Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
“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 specifications may not be as high-end as the Samsung Galaxy S5, but they are still quite decent. The device rocks a 4.7-inch display sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and is powered by an octa-core processor consisting of Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz chipset. There’s 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, however, there’s no microSD card for expansion.
As far as the photography capabilities are concerned, there’s a 12MP camera on the back with HDR and panorama mode,s as well as a 2.1MP front-facing camera. Other features include LTE support, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 1,860 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat as its operating system.
The device will hit retail in September in four color options: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue. There’s no word about the pricing of the device, but we’ll update you as soon as we get more information about its pricing.