Samsung tries metal, introduces the Galaxy Alpha

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New from Samsung is the Galaxy Alpha, “the optimal convergence of style and cutting-edge technology.” While its design primarily resembles that of the Galaxy S5, its frame is all metal. While debatable, Samsung claims to have taken a “fresh approach to design with the Galaxy Alpha.” Spec wise, there’s a fair amount to like. Availability is set for sometime in September, while pricing is, unsurprisingly, unknown at this time. You’ll find some images, all of the specs as well as Samsung’s little intro video embedded below.

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For even more photos, visit the device’s press page here.

Press Release

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Alpha, the evolution of Galaxy Design

August 13, 2014

Samsung redefines its smartphone design with a stunning new look featuring sophisticated design techniques and compact construction

Seoul, Korea – Aug 13, 2014 9AM GMT – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled its new design approach with the Galaxy Alpha. The latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line, the Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design in a carefully constructed compact body with a metal frame and a solid finish, while still maintaining the flagship Galaxy experience. Elegant and practical, the Galaxy Alpha is the optimal convergence of style and cutting-edge technology.

“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.”

Setting a New Standard for Samsung Galaxy Design
Concentrating on elegant aesthetics and compact construction, Samsung has taken a fresh approach to design with the Galaxy Alpha. Created to help consumers express their unique style without sacrificing functionality, the refined Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design with a metal frame, elegantly curved corners and a tactile soft back cover. In addition, it is visually balanced, with the perfect contrast of both a calming, soft matte finish and an eye-catching reflection from the metal frame. At less than 7 mm thick, the Galaxy Alpha is also one of the slimmest Galaxy devices ever, and its uniquely compact construction and light weight provides consumers with maximum in-hand grip and control.

Powerful Samsung Galaxy Experience
Despite its slim and light design, the Galaxy Alpha provides users with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device. The device is equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display as well as an advanced camera and real time HDR for an unrivaled viewing and photo experience. The Galaxy Alpha also includes innovative and popular features such as 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.

The Galaxy Alpha will be available at the beginning of September. At launch, it will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue, with available colors to be determined by market.

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Product Specifications

Network

LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)

Display

4.7” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)

AP

Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz)

OS

Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front)

Camera
Features

Beauty Face, Dual Camera, HDR (High Dynamic Range),
Panorama, Selective Focus, Shot & More, Virtual Tour

Video

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1,
Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format : MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV,
MKV, WEBM

Audio

Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,
WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA
AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF,
IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Additional
Features

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Download Booster

Quick Connect

Private Mode

Google Mobile Service

Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google
Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play
Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice
Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 2.0
NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor,
Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint
Sensor, HR Sensor

Memory

RAM : 2GB
Internal Memory : 32GB
No micro SD Slot

Dimension

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 115g

Battery

1,860 mAh

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Source: Samsung

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