Samsung’s metal-clad Galaxy Alpha is headed to AT&T on Sep 26

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has grabbed the headlines for a number of different reasons, prime among them being that it’s the company’s first attempt at building a metal-clad smartphone. This device is all set to make its way into the US through AT&T on September 26 now.

Another reason that makes the Galaxy Alpha an important handset for Samsung is that it grabs a 4.7-inch display and a fingerprint scanner to counter Apple’s newly unveiled iPhone 6. Although elsewhere in the world it will sold with an octa core processor onboard, the US model will ship with a quad core CPU clocked at 2.3GHz.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

AT&T will be dishing out this device in its black, gold and white shades in exchange of $199.99 and a two-year agreement. Off-contract, the asking amount will reach up to $612.99.

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The Galaxy Alpha is encased in a metal frame and a build that’s just 6.7mm in thinness. It borrows the heart rate sensor and the fingerprint scanner from the Galaxy S5 while keeping things mid-range with its 720p HD display and a 12MP rear camera.

Here’s a better look at all the key specs of the AT&T-ready Samsung Galaxy Alpha:

– Display: 4.7-inch, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
– Processor: 2.3GHz quad core
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
– 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

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is also slated to be launched in India this month; on September 27 to be precise.