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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a new smartphone featuring a metal frame and a 12-megapixel camera module. Other photography-related highlights include a 31mm equivalent f/2.2 lens, a LED flash, 4K movies and a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen. Built-in photo features include a panorama mode, selective focus and Beauty Face functions and HDR exposure blending. Powered by Android 4.4.4, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a fingerprint sensor, USB 2.0 connectivity and an 1860mAh battery.
Samsung Press Release
Samsung Introduces the Galaxy Alpha
Aug 13, 2014 - Samsung launches stunning new mobile device featuring a sophisticated design in a compact body
Samsung Electronics today unveiled its new design approach with the Galaxy Alpha. The latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line up, the Galaxy Alpha features a stylish design in a compact body with a metal frame and a solid finish, while still maintaining the flagship Galaxy experience.
“Built with the consumer in mind, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality,” said Rob Orr, Vice President, IT and Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “Combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features you’d expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device, the Galaxy Alpha is perfect for those that want style without compromising on performance.”
Setting a New Standard for Samsung Galaxy Design
Focusing on smart aesthetics and a compact frame, Samsung has taken a fresh approach to design with the Galaxy Alpha. Created to help you express your unique style the Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design with a metal frame, elegantly curved corners and a soft back cover. In addition, the soft matte finish is perfectly contrasted with an eye-catching reflection from the metal frame. At less than 7 mm thick, the Galaxy Alpha is also one of the slimmest Galaxy devices ever, and its ultra-compact body and light weight offers maximum in-hand grip and control.
Powerful Samsung Galaxy Experience
Despite its slim, lightweight design, the Galaxy Alpha provides the same powerful hardware and features you would expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device. It is equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display as well as an advanced camera and real time HDR for an unrivalled viewing and photo experience. The Galaxy Alpha also includes innovative and popular features such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health, Finger Print Scanner, Private Mode and connectivity with the latest Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.
The Galaxy Alpha will be available at the beginning of September. At launch, it will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue.
For more information on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, please read our Discover article.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Product Specifications:
LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)
4.7” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)
Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) or Quad Core 2.5GHz
Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front)
Beauty Face, Dual Camera, HDR (High Dynamic Range),
Panorama, Selective Focus, Shot & More, Virtual Tour
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1,
Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format : MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV,
Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,
WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA,
AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF,
IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Google Mobile Service
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2)
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 2.0
Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor
RAM : 2GB
Internal Memory : 32GB
No micro SD Slot
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 114g
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.