Samsung has finally unveiled Galaxy Alpha smartphone. The device which has a premium look is poised for a face off with Apple's fast-approaching iPhone 6.
The VP at Samsung UK's Mobile Division, Rob Orr, said “Built with the consumer in mind, 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 you’d expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device, the Galaxy Alpha is perfect for those that want style without compromising on performance.”
The Alpha's touting a 4.7-in Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, and runs off either a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU, or an octa-core processing unit made up of two quad-core chips clocking in at 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz respectively.
It's set to pack 2GB of RAM as standard, as well as 32GB of internal storage, although microSD has been given a miss so you're stuck in terms of upping capacity. It has an 1,860mAh li-ion battery, and the device is set to weigh in at a feathery 114g.
The Galaxy Alpha supports category 6 LTE meaning its capable of 300Mbps 4G download speeds. It comes with a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 2.1MP front shooter to boot. There's also some bonus photo features like panorama, real-time HDR, selective focus, and virtual tour.
It can also shoot UHD 4K video, i.e. 3840 x 2160, at 30 frames per second, although you won't be able to make use of such generous pixel counts on the Alpha screen, mind.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will run on the latest version of Android, namely 4.4.4 KitKat, giving you access to the full heft of Google's Play store.
The Alpha's also got some extra features, such as lauded Ultra Power Saving Mode, as well as downlooad booster, quick connect, and private mode. There's also the usual raft of sensors including an accelerometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, light sensor, fingerprint sensor, and heart-rate tracker.
In terms of connectivity, you're looking at WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, and NFC.
The device will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue.
Nothing was said about the price of this device, but you can start saving for it i guess. Ranging from
N 136,500.00- 163,000.00