Samsung Galaxy Alpha revealed with octo-core processor and super slim design

Samsung Galaxy Alpha revealed with octo-core processor and super slim design

As had long been rumored, Samsung has today announced the latest device in its Galaxy series, the Galaxy Alpha. Only a matter of days ago the specifications had been leaked, revealing that the Galaxy Alpha would contain a 4.7-inch AMOLED screen (1080 x 720p), 12 MP rear camera and 2.1 MP front camera, octa-core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor, 2 GB of RAM and the expected fingerprint sensor and heart-rate monitor. These were bang on the money. We also learned that Samsung had used a 1,860 mAh battery in the device, something that has more than a few people worried, but it seems to be the price that is paid for the slim design, with the Alpha arriving at less than 7mm thick, making it the slimmest Galaxy design ever.

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The new Galaxy Alpha will arrive in various designs. © Samsung

Tech Specs

System Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), Optimus UI
Display 4.7” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)
Processor Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz)
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB. No micro SD Slot
Battery 1,860 mAh
Camera 12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front)
Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2)
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 2.0
NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor,
Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint
Sensor, HR Sensor
Dimensions 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
Weight 115g

The Galaxy Alpha is set for release at the beginning of September in a variety of colors. Samsung will be showing off their Galaxy Note 4 at its Samsung Unpacked conference a few days before appearing at this years IFA conference. Hopefully both devices will be on show for us to have a look at.

We will update this story with more news as we get it in our Galaxy Alpha release date, specs and price article. What do you think of the Galaxy Alpha?

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  • Bojan M. Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

    Looks sexy. Couldn't they put better hardware in it?


  • Chooks Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

    The battery downsize appeals to me but the lack of external micro sd fazes me..Will wait and see whats the battery performance and the recharge time..off my wishlist for now..wife still using my s2, lost my s3, using s4, didn't buy in to s5..duh..


    • Vee-Kin Yap Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

      Maybe the lack of micro sd card support is due to google's war on sd cards


      • Scott Adam Gordon Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

        "Maybe the lack of micro sd card support is due to google's war on sd cards"

        You know it!


    • Scott Adam Gordon Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

      Why does the small battery appeal to you??


      • Chooks Aug 14, 2014 Link to comment

        Just guessing that if they can downsize the battery it could mean better power management...trend is the battery size is ever increasing with new flagship phones. .


      • Scott Adam Gordon Aug 14, 2014 Link to comment

        yeah true Samsung seems to have tried to make it quite efficient


  • Marcus Vinicius Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

    Galaxy S2, is that metal you ??


  • Vee-Kin Yap Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

    Okay. Besides 4.4.4, 2GB RAM and newer bells and whistles (fingerprint sensor etc), I don't see how this would trounce the2 year old Galaxy S3 in day to day use...


    • Scott Adam Gordon Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

      Yeah I'm not sure either. It's obviously not intended to compete with the top-end devices, but I don't really know where this fits into the market yet.


      • Vee-Kin Yap Aug 13, 2014 Link to comment

        Come to think of it, maybe 'ol Sammy wanted the Alpha to go up against the Moto G2...

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