Samsung has launched the metallic Galaxy Alpha in India, and has priced it at Rs.39,990. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with a unique metallic frame giving it a iPhone 5-like looks. At just 6.9mm, it’s the thinnest Galaxy smartphone ever, but rest of the specs aren’t top notch as such.
The Galaxy Alpha comes with a 4.7-inch HD (720p) Super AMOLED display and is powered by an Exynos octa-core processor. It runs on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz skin on top of it. There’s a 12MP camera with LED flash on the rear which supports 4K video recording, and a 2.1MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls.
Much like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Alpha comes with a Heart rate sensor along with S Health 3.0 support. At 115g it’s one of the lightest smartphones in the market right now. There’s a 1860 mAh battery to power the unit. Other specs are detailed below:
Galaxy Alpha Specifications
The Galaxy Alpha sports decent hardware specifications, here’s a brief rundown of it.
- Display: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display
- Resolution of 720 x 1280-pixels
- OS: Android KitKat 4.4.4
- Processor: Exynos octa-core (1.8 GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad) processor
- Storage: 32GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: 12MP (rear)/2.1MP (front)
- Battery: 1860mAh
- Price: Rs.39,990
- Connectivity: 4G LTE-A Cat.6 / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, NFC
The Galaxy Alpha was announced in August this year, and is priced at $689. At Rs.39,990, comparatively it’s priced slightly lesser in India. There has been a lot of hue and cry in recent times for the design approach adopted by Samsung, which is mostly dominated by cheap plastic. Galaxy Alpha is a response for that. Eventually Samsung used this design (sort of) on Galaxy Note 4 as well, but it’s a welcoming change to have a premium metallic build on Galaxy range of smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha costs a bit more than Galaxy S5 currently, and comes in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue colors.