A month ago, Samsung has unveiled a device which surprised many people, Galaxy Alpha. Samsung is well-known for the use of plastic (polycarbonate) material when building their phone, well Galaxy Alpha has a premium build considering Korean-giant finally decided to use metal as the material of choice and complement plastic with it. Other part of the surprise were the device’s specs which are not exactly top of the line these days, everyone expected a premium specs with the premium device. Don’t get me wrong though, Galaxy Alpha specifications are more than alright, but people expected top of the line. Many consumers and publications alike were wondering is this a new start for Samsung or are they just trying it out. I guess the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge answered that question pretty fast. Samsung launched the 2 devices at this year’s IFA in Berlin recently and both of these devices sports a metal construction which make them feel way more premium in the hand. Of course some people still don’t prefer this design, but I believe vast majority will embrace these changes.
Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is widening its reach, the device will be available in UK and Canada along with a few more countries. The device will go on sale in the UK on September 12th and will be priced at £549, on the other hand you’ll be able to buy it in Canada on September 26th for 699.95 CAD (US $638). or 149.95 CAD on a contract. You can already pre-order the device from Canadian carrier Bell while other carriers will offer the device in the near future as well. There’s no additional info at this point though.
The Galaxy Alpha featurs a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable). The device is powered by Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor (quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7) along with Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. On the back of the device you can find a 12-megapixel camera while there’s a 2.1-megapixel shooter on the front. 1860mAh battery is included in the package as well as Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it.