Samsung Galaxy Alpha available for UK pre-order starting August 28

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK beginning next Thursday, August 28. Customers can order either from the Samsung UK store or selected retail partners. The phone will be available in the UK beginning September 10 at the Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City, while going on sale from retail partners such as Carphone Warehouse beginning September 12.

The Galaxy Alpha was originally revealed last week. Samsung calls it the "next evolution" of smartphone design. It features a metal frame, a 4.7-inch SuperAMOLED, an octa-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of external storage. The phone also sports a 12-megapixel rear camera. It will come with Android 4.4.4 out of the box.

Will you be pre-ordering a Samsung Galaxy Alpha? Let us know below in the comments.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha available for UK pre-order starting August 28

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If it had the same specs as the S5 I would be all over it. Cool design but an overall mediocre phone imo.

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AT&T definitely (maybe T-Mobile, but it'll probably be limited to 2G). Import only, it'll never officially hit a US carrier (as the US is by far the most avoided major market in the world).

Because we have shitty contracts and carriers who want to screw up every possible phone. Just still all phones unlocked and charge for service. Thank God for T-Mobile I just pay for service.

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Agreed. Our carrier system is a joke. The UK is a model of how the industry should be. "Dumb Pipes", without altering phones, horrific carrier logos everywhere, deliberate delay of updates, massive bloatware, etc. The UK almost always gets phones first and often ones that never hit the US. It's a real shame that the US has such a broken system. Imagine if your tv had to have giant Comcast logos all over it. Or anything that plugs into the wall had to have power company logos everywhere. Imagine if these "services" dictated how everything was built, how they operate, etc. Yet US carriers get away with all of this. The only system like it in the world.

just in case you didn't know but both Att and Verizon have the same identical option as Tmaybe where you can just pay for service and have the $600 phone broken up in payments.

Haters will be haters pretty comical. This is a prelude to the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 in 12days.

Either way this is a nice handset nice craftsmanship.

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Richard, you were doing so well on skipping the copy and paste, now you are falling back into your old ways

I was just thinking the same thing. ^^THIS^^

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Well considering my note 3 is better than those already, it is a safe bet

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I don't care, it looks like an iPhone, all the way down to the speaker grill. Im not an iPhone user, but I could see if you were wanting to make the switch from iOS to Android, this may be the handset that could entice them to do so. To bad it doesn't run stock Android so their first taste of Android will be bad, and they will likely switch back. All three coworkers I had switch from iOS got Samsung devices and they are all unhappy. They plan to switch back. I told them to try out stock but they chose different. I don't even want to hear what you have to say Richard, so just shut it now. This is my opinion and its not bashing anyone. Opinion....got that?

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Stock is much worse. If the camera were better on the One I would push them that way. As it stands, the G3 is the best mix right now.

Besides that, coming from iOS is hard by itself. Might have nothing to do with what phone they bought, it could be that they just hate the way things are done. Everyone has a comfort zone

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People will like this phone it has appeal and it's not about the 720p screen cuz that's it's only shortcoming. It's about quality control the iPhone sells millions with less than 720p res

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This would have been my next phone if it just had sd card slot.

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The Alpha is the most attractive Samsung gadget I've seen even with that hideous 'old school' button.

Hey im looking for a phone and i really need one, im maybe starting my first job and i need one really bad so i hope i win or get one...