The metal framed Galaxy Alpha has a iPhone like feeling

Apple hasn’t even announced the iPhone 6 yet, but Samsung is ready with their metal-clad smartphone design: the Galaxy Alpha.The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which has been rumored for a while, has excellent specs as well as a new design that brandishes a chamfered metal edge, just like the current iPhone 5S.

The company announced the device few hours back and there had been a lot of speculation regarding it already. Samsung has tried to come out of the usual genre of plastic and add a new touch to its device. Though the phone is made up of metal but it follows the usual Samsung form-factor which would surely disappoint many people out there.


Under the hood, the smartphone is based on Android 4.4.4 and powered by an Exynos processor with 4 ARM Cortex-A15 cores running at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores running at 1.3GHz. The screen measures 4.7 inches and has a 1280 by 720 pixel resolution.This might also interest many that Samsung Galaxy Alpha has out-performed other flagship devices with its bench-mark scores.Well we can’t comment directly as of now that whether the device actually have that much power inside or its benchmark optimised like previous Samsung devices.

The smartphone also has a 12-megapixel camera on the back and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of integrated storage, but no microSD card slot. The LTE connection supports download speeds up to 300Mbps, as long as there is a network that can handle it as well.Samsung has also decided to make the Galaxy Alpha thin and light: it just weighs 115 grams and is 6.7 millimeters thick.

The metal frame with a  4.7 inch 720p display might attract few people since it might resemble like an iPhone. Untill Apple releases iPhone 6 next month, this Samsung phone can either way help its company to recover loss after a bad Q2.

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Debjeet Pal

He is now a BTech graduate in ECE department. He loves to play guitar and has keen interest in Music. Geek by nature, fiddles around with Android and Windows.