The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was announced a few weeks ago, and while it’s not really a high-end smartphone, it is still one we’ve got our eyes on. It’s basically a mid-ranger, but with a metal frame instead of plastic made to look like metal. It does still look a lot like the Galaxy S5, but has Galaxy S3 specs. So I don’t expect it to be a huge seller for Samsung, but they’ll still probably sell quite a few. It’s not slated to come to the US, but it is coming to the UK. In fact the release date is set for September 10th, and a number of retailers have already put the device up for pre-order, for those looking to pick it up.
We’ve got EE (plans starting from £30.99), Carphone Warehouse (plans starting from £33, has blue variant exclusivity) with O2, Vodafone and EE, O2 (plans starting from £33), Phones 4u (plans starting from £39) with Vodafone, and Clove (afor £499.99 off-contract – includes VAT and isn’t final price). Selling the Galaxy Alpha on pre-order right now.
So far, Samsung isn’t selling the device directly. Which is actually a bit of a surprise in the UK. As they usually sell their devices SIM-unlocked in the UK. But I’m sure that will change between now and September 10th. As I don’t see why Samsung wouldn’t sell the Galaxy Alpha. The Galaxy Alpha is an interesting device because rumor is, future flagships from Samsung will feature the same design philosophy. You know with a metal frame and such. So it’ll be interesting to see if the Galaxy Note 4 has a metal frame or not. Are any of you interested in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha? Or are you just going to wait on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Let us know in the comments below.