Samsung Galaxy Alpha Announced with Metal Frame, 4.7-inch Display

by Chetan Bhawani 29

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Metal Frame

We shouldn’t have to wait till the IFA event in September if the wait was for the long rumored Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which has just got announced and the launch is imminent. The only excitement for the Samsung fans (which are declining by time lately) would be about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which is about to get announced at IFA. The Galaxy Alpha flaunts a beautiful metal frame on the sides, while retaining the faux leather back, just like in the Galaxy S5.

The best part about this smartphone from Samsung’s perspective could be that it comes with a screen size which could become a direct competition to the next flagship from Apple, the iPhone 6. The new iPhone is rumored to be coming with the larger screen size compared to the previous gen. devices, thus the Galaxy Alpha will try to hit the store shelves before Apple makes the announcement. And as has been the case with Samsung, this device comes with dimensions comparable to a device which is similar and already out, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Weighing just 115gm and having a thickness of just 6.7mm, this would be quite a sleek device. The 4.7-inch screen has under itself, the Super AMOLED display with HD resolution, and under the hood is an Exynos 5 Octa chipset, whose architecture is made of four Cortex-A15 cores clocking at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores clocking at 1.3GHz. The storage is limited at 32GB as there is no MicroSD slot, while the RAM provided is 2GB.

Similar to what is provided in the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Alpha will have a heart rate sensor, finger scanner and the S Health app would come pre-installed in the TouchWiz UI layered over Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS. The phone will come with the compatibility with the latest Android Wear OS powered Samsung Gear Live smartwatch and the other previous smartwatches too. On the rear if the phone, is a 12MP shooter while the front has a 2.1MP selfie camera.

Connectivity wise, there is nothing left behind by Samsung as the device powers LTE Cat. 6 connectivity alongside Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and there’s Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity as well. One such thing which might hurt everything could be the battery, with the capacity of 1860 mAh, but let’s see how well Samsung has optimized the interface to make the battery run longer. The color options available are White, Silver, Gold and Blue.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specs

Apart from S Health, there’s the Ultra Power Saving Mode (well known feature in the S5) which you would see pre-installed in the smartphone, and the entire bloatware will be there as well, just like in the other Galaxy series devices. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is said to be launching in September 2014, and that should happen in about 150 countries around the world. There are rumors that it might be launching on September 12th, and the price tag could be somewhere around RUB 25,000 (nearly touching the $700 mark), although the phones in Russia are usually higher in price when compared to the other markets.

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • Taher Kanchwala

    Too Expensive!!!

    • Shanky Yadav Jungly

      Yeah

    • Android

      you might be able to pick one up at EBAY right now for much cheaper!!

  • SurajHodi

    Its Really 49000???
    Just stupidity by Samsung…
    No one By because of high Price Bracket.

    • Shanky Yadav Jungly

      Nop dude its what me wants

    • Android

      it for the people who want design and not specs. its a phone mainly aimed at the female audience.

      • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

        This is a feature phone by Samsung which is focused on design. No other reason to buy it

    • i would buy if i had he money at the same time witth that price i would look torwards a flagship instead of a feature phone but im sure others wouldnt mind buying as they dont look at specs but are allured by the design and the brand name

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Want this in any case

    • Android

      its time for you to visit ebay or flipkart for a slighty cheaper price on it

      • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

        Yes Suraj !!! What is the way to go if you a one money off a an expensive phone

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Please god do some chamatkaar

  • Joshua Akinsola

    wtf is HONESTLY STICK TO MAINSTREAM AND LOW END WORKS THIS IS LIKE A PLATYPUS

  • Alpha has been a good release thus far. Its compact design has found a place comfortably in the premier galaxy line. I would say it is note 4 s5 alpha hybrid mega and all the minis in between. The camera is also nice and has a quaint size. Gold looks the best very premium

  • Suraj Racharla

    Samsung has shown the world that they are not made out of plastic. When Samsung released this phone i was very impressed on how they created such a beautifully crafted device. Everything about this phone is perfect. The metal edges look like they have been shimed and polished for the right texture and color and the whole as a whole looks like it slippid into a whole armour of metal. The galaxy alpha is the perfect size and looks bery elegant and compact yet it has big bold statement. Samsung has produced a smartphone which exceeds our limits of design and we are very atonised. The best color on it is grey because it shows the metal the best

    • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

      Yes they have shown the world they could make quality phone and I really love the silver one

  • Android

    i love the informagrafic about this device and the announcement was jsut spectacular. It was very cool Seeing samung annouce their first metal build phone and that announcement changed the way they design device in the next few years to come

    • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

      I have always loved Samsung’s informagrafics. Especially the Note 4 one

  • theyre on of my favorite videos on YouTube! Its make me want them even more when they show all the awesome specs and features every aspect oof the phone has!

  • my oh my they are some superbly premium colors my favorite is the ld one. Its really polished and looks almost like a luxury device. I love Samsung’s direction with the alpha especially in terms of design since the metal profile is slim and beautiful!

  • whats funny is i look at specs because i want to know the most powerful devices on the market and make my wishlist from there. This phone should indeed sell like hotcakes simply off the branding and superb metallic design which are reasons people buy the iphone. If they looked at specs i dont think they would buy the iphone at all since their are stronger phones for cheaper prices. But people dont look at specs generally!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    yes but the specs arent that bad also

  • Suraj Racharla

    i have no idea what you said but THNAKS!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    The specs are not even that bad tho. IT is a great compact phone also. The phone has a compact body but overloaded thinking

  • Suraj Racharla

    I have no ide what your saying but Thanks!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    Yes the silver also looks amazing. It brings out the edge alot and it shines glimmers in the outside world. The silver also brings out the great super amoled screen out!!

    • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

      yes i also love the silver color!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    i know i love informagrafics also. IT so cool for them to show information through a pic and i think that is the best way to give someone information. They should be ads based on that!!

    • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

      ehh We are on the same boat!!

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