Samsung's 'next evolution' of smartphone design is the long-awaited metal Galaxy phone
After a short flurry of leaks, Samsung has this morning taken the wraps off a new metal-clad Android smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha. Boasting a metal frame and a 4.7-inch display, the Galaxy Alpha represents a departure from Samsung's predominantly plastic-focused lineup, with a squared-off design furnished in more premium materials. It's also thinner than any other Samsung flagship, measuring in at 6.7mm. The display itself is a 4.7-inch SuperAMOLED offering, giving a pixel density of 312ppi — a little less than we're used to seeing from flagship devices, but still sharp enough for most use cases.
On the inside, the Galaxy Alpha is powered by an octa-core Exynos CPU with four cores at 1.8GHz and four at 1.3GHz, with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 12-megapixel rear camera, along with a 1,860mAh battery. The device runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Samsung's latest TouchWiz UI and all the features you'd expect from a modern Samsung phone: Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health, fingerprint Scanner, and Private Mode, among others.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available "at the beginning of September," Samsung says, in black, white, gold, silver and blue, depending on market. In the UK, retailer Carphone Warehouse says it'll stock the Galaxy Alpha, and that it'll carry the blue color exclusively. Carriers EE and Three have also confirmed that they'll range the device.
We've got more images and Samsung's official promo video down below.
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