Samsung addresses demand for metal phone with Galaxy Alpha

Korean devices vendor Samsung addressed the demand for a metal phone with the launch of Galaxy Alpha.

The company is yet to announce the price.

Samsung added the new phone ahead of Apple iPhone 6 launch in September. Indications are that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 on 9 September.

The Korean consumer electronics vendor did not offer when it introduced Galaxy S5. There were wide spread demand for quality phones from Samsung.


“The Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design in a carefully constructed compact body with a metal frame and a solid finish, while still maintaining the flagship Galaxy experience. Elegant and practical, the Galaxy Alpha is the optimal convergence of style and cutting-edge technology. Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics.

The other demand was for a new look phone. Samsung said it has taken a fresh approach to design with the Galaxy Alpha.

Features of Galaxy Alpha include 4.7” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720), less than 7 mm thick, Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor, 12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front) camera, 2GB RAM, internal memory  of 32GB, no micro SD slot and 1,860 mAh battery.

Connectivity options include WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE / ANT+ USB 2.0 and NFC.

The Galaxy Alpha also includes 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.

Galaxy Alpha will be available in September. At launch, it will be available in Charcoal Black, White, Gold, Silver, and Scuba Blue, with available colors to be determined by market.


Samsung unveils five new devices to take on Huawei

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled five devices in its Galaxy models to take on the new smartphone market leader Huawei. Note20 and Note20 Ultra with enhanced...