Samsung Galaxy Alpha officially unveiled, featuring metal body, octa-core chip

Confirming previous rumors about an August 13th launch, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha was unveiled by the company today and presented as a “new design approach”.


Samsung decided to incorporate metal into the design of the Galaxy Alpha, equipping it with elegantly rounded corners and a super slim frame.

The device features a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it is 6.7 mm thick and weighs only 115 grams, which is surprisingly light for a smartphone.

Inside there is an Exynos octa-core processor packing two quad-core processors running at 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz.

We also find an 1860mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor on the home button and support for 4G LTE Advanced.

For storage, the handset ships with a capacity of 32 GB, but with no slot for a Micro SD card.

The Galaxy Alpha has a 12-megapixel rear camera, a front camera of 2.1 megapixels, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board.

Finally, sensors for proximity, gesture, light, hall, gyro, heart rate, geomagnetic are included, as well as an accelerometer.

The Galaxy Alpha will be available at “the beginning of September” but information regarding the price wasn’t revealed.

Source: Samsung