Samsung Galaxy Alpha unveiled as a solid iPhone 6 competitor

With its eyes set on challenging the iPhone 6 that’s set to be released later this year, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has crept out of its shroud today. It bears a metal frame, a thin design, a fingerprint scanner, a heart-rate sensor and compatibility with the company’s Gear products, apart from other advanced attributes.

The 7mm thin smartphone doesn’t have a price tag slapped on it yet, but we do know that it will be made available at the beginning of September. Black, white, gold, silver and blue will be the five colors it will be launched dressed in.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is an LTE-capable handset of course, and its other specs are in line with the leaked ones we’ve been seeing over the past few weeks. It houses on its front surface a 4.7-inch display which is perfect to rival the initial member of the iPhone 6 family that’s set to grab a panel of the same size.

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This Android 4.4.4 KitKat device ships with an octa core CPU onboard, whereas it even features a 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording capabilities. It runs on a 1860mAh battery which will be assisted during crunch situations by Samsung’s Ultra-Power Saving Mode that we’ve seen in the past on the Galaxy S5.

Here’s a clear look at all the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha:

– Display: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
– Processor: Octa core (quad 1.8GHz + quad 1.3GHz)
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (no expansion slot)
– Camera: 12MP rear, 2.1MP front
– Battery: 1860mAh
– Dimensions: 132.4mm x 65.5mm x 6.7mm
– Weight: 115gms
– Connectivity: LTE, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC

Like we said, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be released at the start of September, so its exact availability details in various parts of the world can be expected close to that period. It’ll be interesting to see how the company prices the handset, considering it’s got mid-range specifications but high-end attributes like the fingerprint scanner and the heart-rate sensor, not to mention the metal body.