Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Also called the Samsung Galaxy F and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime while the cellphone was in its development stages, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been officially announced.
The Metal Samsung We’ve Been Waiting For
The most striking aspect of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is its design. For a long time, Samsung’s most premium cellphones were made with plastic bodies or faux-leather, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. However, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a high-quality metal frame. Not only does this give it more premium feel, but it better helps Samsung compete with the metal designs of the iPhone 5s and the highly-praised HTC One. Indeed, many are calling the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s most beautiful phone to date.
With a 4.7 inch screen, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is notable smaller than other flagships. While this may seem slightly counterintuitive given the current phablet trend which has been dominating the market since the release of the Galaxy Note, this makes the Alpha a great choice for those who want a premium smartphone that isn’t supersized! In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is surprising slim at a mere 6.7mm thick. This makes it even slimmer than the iPhone 5s.
The smartphone sports a Super AMOLED display with 1,280 x 720 resolution, allowing for super crisp images and text. Like other Samsung phones, there will two incarnations of the phone, one with an Exynos Octa Core processor and another with a Snapdragon 801 processor. Both models will feature a generous 2GB of RAM allowing for superfast processing and no lag.
On the back of the cellphone you will find a powerful 12MP camera, perfect for taking pictures on the go and a 2.1MP front-facing camera which is great for video calls and selfies. Real time HDR allows you take excellent photographs even in poor lighting conditions.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha runs on the latest incarnation of Google’s Android OS: KitKat 4.4.4 and is overlaid with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. The responsive interface has a number of customization tweaks and a superb Ultra Power Saving Mode for ultimate efficiency.
If the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the smartphone you’ve been waiting for, you might have to wait a little longer before the smartphone is released in the USA. In terms of pricing, when the Alpha makes it way to the States, we can expect it cost a similar amount to the S5.