Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha. Its not your typical Galaxy phone.

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

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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