Samsung has finally officially announced the Galaxy Alpha smartphone, its first device that at least partially dumps plastic for more durable materials. Namely, this phone has a metal frame that is accompanied with a soft touch back that gives it a premium look and feel.
Specs wise, we’re talking about a high-end device though not the one that can take on the very best of the phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and LG G3. The Galaxy Alpha comes with a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with 720p resolution, Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa chip, 12-megapixel rear and 2.1-megapixel front cameras, 32GB of internal (and non-expandable) storage and a 1860mAh battery. In addition, in some markets, it will ship with LTE Cat. 6 connectivity support, enabling super-fast download speeds. Plus, let’s not forget a fingerprint and heart rate sensors that should make the Alpha appealing for business customers and health-conscious individuals, respectively.
Samsung’s fancy flagship will be available in 150 countries starting next month, with users being able to choose between black, white, gold, silver and blue models.