The Samsung Galaxy Alpha which has landed in India for a price of Rs 39990, is the brand’s answer to fans who keep complaining that it won’t do premium metal exteriors for its smartphones. But it’ll only meet you halfway, because you still have to deal with the polycarbonate on its back panel.
It’s an exciting time for those shopping around for handsets considering the iPhone 6, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and now the Samsung Galaxy Alpha are competing for their attention. Apple loyalists obviously don’t have a tough choice ahead of them since they only have two options to decide from.
But what if you’re an Android fan and not a stickler for any particular brand of phones? Will the Galaxy Alpha or the Xperia Z3 Compact be your pick? They share a lot of comm specs, though the latter has a 20.7MP main camera. The international version of the Samsung handset even ships with a Snapdragon 801 SoC, unlike the model that’s out in India.
As you can see from the specs, the Galaxy Alpha is not totally premium on the inside, though it still has good enough features to make you sit up and take notice. We’ve listed down its key specifications for your reading convenience. Are they awesome enough for you to pay almost Rs 40000 for the phone?
Samsung Galaxy Alpha handset main specs at a glance:
– 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display
– 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory
– Android v4.4 KitKat OS
– 1.8GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor
– 12MP main camera, 2.1MP webcam
– 4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi
– 132.4mm x 65.5mm x 6.7mm, 115gm
– 1860mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was yet to hit online availability at the time of writing this post, but we’ll give you a heads-up when it does. Just keep a watch on how the prices of the company’s phones drop in the market in case you like to keep upgrading to the latest and greatest.