Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now official

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 4.7-inch Android smartphone with Super AMOLED display and octa-core processor
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
This 4.7-inch handset has a metallic frame, features a Super AMOLED display, octa-core processor, comes loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will be available for purchase starting next month.

After a few months in the rumor mill, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been finally unveiled by the South Korean company. Previously known as Galaxy S5 Prime and Galaxy F, this handset has a metal frame and is thinner than the iPhone 5S but uses the same perforated plastic rear as the notorious Samsung Galaxy S5.

These are the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha:

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 32 GB internal storage and 50 GB Dropbox cloud storage,  but no microSD support
  • Display: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,280X720 pixels and 320 ppi
  • Cameras: 2.1 MP front, 12 MP back with autofocus and LED flash
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct and hotsop, Bluetooth 4.0 LE+A2DP+EDR, DLNA, micro USB 2.0, NFC, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.25 pounds; 5.21X2.58X0.26 inches
  • Battery: embedded lithium-ion 1,860 mAh
  • Colors: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, Scuba Blue

This handset also features a PayPal-certified fingerprint reader and a heart rate sensor, as well as accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass and gyroscope. Pricing and availability should be announced next month.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-13 (Update: 2014-08-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.