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August 13, 2014

Samsung have announced the release of the Galaxy Alpha


Three UK have announced they will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Alpha in a comment they put on Twitter this morning.


With the Samsung Galaxy Alpha featuring a premium designed with a chamfered metal frame and a relatively compact (by today’s standards) size. The phone should be available in early September but we are waiting for Three UK to confirm.

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The specs are more in line with today’s mid-range offerings or a, ‘Flagship Mini’ phones, with the notable exception of RAM and processor. So what are the specs
Display: is a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED,
Processor: Octa-core Exynos 5430 four 1.8GHz cores,
Ram: 2GB RAM,
Internal storage is listed as 32GB with 25MB actually available to the user,
The rear camera is 12MP with optical image stabilization and on the front is a 1.2MP selfie shooter.
No MicroSD expansion
Battery: 1860mAh which can be replaced through the removable backplate.
The phone is capable of LTE Category 6 connectivity.


One the subject of the backplate, it’s similar to that of the Galaxy S5, except the dimpling is far more subtle, this looks like Samsung (apparently) has learned its lesson from the “Band Aid” backplates of its early 2014 flagship). On the front is a fingerprint scanner, and the chassis is not waterproof like that of the Galaxy S5. The operating system is Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s ubiquitous TouchWiz skin. The skin has all of the usual suspects in Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health and Private Mode.

The phone will be available at launch in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue, options varying by market.

Samsung’s fancy flagship will be available in 150 countries starting next month, with users being able to choose between black, white, gold, silver and blue models.

In its press release, Samsung haven’t mention the price.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini