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Samsung Announces Metal Smartphone – the Galaxy Alpha

The Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s take on a premium made smartphone has finally been announced on August 13. The launch suggests the Korean company’s strategy to improve the design and build materials of its future smartphones following criticisms.

However, even though the Galaxy Alpha’s frame is made out of metal, it still pretty much looks like any other Galaxy smartphone in terms of design and styling. The back of the phone is still made out of plastic with textured design like its sibling the Galaxy S5. For some people, these changes might not be enough.

Hardware wise, Samsung made the Galaxy Alpha thin and light weighing just 115 grams and 6.7mm thick. But that is not without sacrifice since the battery is just 1,850mAh. It also comes with a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1280 x 720 pixels display having 320ppi. It is powered by Samsung’s Exynos processor with four ARM Cortex-A15 cores running at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores running at 1.3GHz. It supports LTE Cat. 6 (up to 300Mpbs down, 50Mbps up). It has 12-megapixel rear camera and 2.1-megapixel front camera. It includes 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. A fingerprint scanner in the home button and heart rate monitor will be included as well.

The smartphone will be available in September and will be available in the colors of “Charcoal Black,” “Dazzling White,” “Frosted Gold,” “Scuba Blue,” and “Sleek Silver.” No pricing has been announced yet.

You may check the video below to have a better grasp of what the Galaxy Alpha looks like: