In case you haven’t read about it yet, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha last week. The Korean electronics giant has always been known to have multiple products in different categories, so I thought it was going to be another flagship. Turns out this one is a bit different. Its definitely a premium handset, but not really a flagship.
It looks like the design is a departure from your typical Galaxy phone. First, it sports an aluminum chassis (albeit the back is plastic). It also has a rather “smallish” 4.7 inch 720p SuperAMOLED screen. Although it looks a bit like an iPhone, some elements give it that “I’m still a Galaxy” vibe. Specs wise, the Galaxy Alpha might be on the running to become a beastly phone with an Exynos 5 Octa 5430 powering it, alongside 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
What do you guys think of the Galaxy Alpha? Is it the phone Samsung will be matching against the upcoming iPhone 6?
Here’s a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha’s specs:
- 4.7″ 720p SuperAMOLED touchscreen (312ppi)
- Octa-core Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset (quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7)
- Mali-T628 MP6 GPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- 32GB storage, no microSD card slot
- 12MP auto-focus main camera with a 31mm focal length, f/2.2; LED flash
- 2.1MP front camera
- Dual-band Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS/GLONASS
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz
- 1,860mAh Li-Ion removable battery
- Fingerprint sensor; heart rate sensor