Samsung has been long criticized for the using of plastic material even in its high-end and flagship smartphones and with the investors and buyers looking for a change from the company, the Korean giant went on to announce the Samsung Galaxy Alpha which is its first device with a unique combination of metal frame in a slender 6.7mm thick body. And now, the Apple rival has officially launched the smartphone for Indian buyers for a price tag of Rs.39,990.
For that hefty price tag, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED display which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels while it is powered by an Octa Core (1.8GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad) processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage is pegged at 32 GB and the phone runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI on the top of it. There is a 12 megapixel camera with LED Flash on the back of the phone which is capable of recording 4K video while a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera is available for users to make video calls and click selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha also comes with a fingerprint scanner, like on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with S-Health, Heart rate monitor and other features. Connectivity options in the Indian variant include 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 3.5mm audio jjack NFC, GPS and FM Radio. The phone is powered by a 1200 mAh battery and will be available in Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, Scuba Blue, Charcoal Black and Dazzling White color options for Rs.39,990 from the first week of October.
Samsung India’s VP for Mobile & IT, Asim Warsi said:
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumers. With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.
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