Samsung Galaxy Alpha launches in Canada this month, official price revealed

Samsung Galaxy Alpha launches in Canada this month, official price revealed
While the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available to buy starting September 12 in some countries, most markets have to wait a bit longer to get the new handset (and some won’t get it at all). If you’re in Canada, you may be happy to know that the Alpha will be released there starting September 26.

Samsung Canada today officially confirmed that the Galaxy Alpha is going to be launched on that day via Bell and Virgin Mobile, saying that other Canadian carriers will have the handset in the future, too. Bell is already accepting pre-orders for the new smartphone, which costs 149.95 Canadian dollars ($137 US dollars) on contract, or 699.95 CAD ($638 US Dollars) without any agreement.

At only 6.7 mm, the Alpha is Samsung’s thinnest Galaxy smartphone ever. The handset offers a premium construction (with a metal frame around its edges), and pretty nice specs, including a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 12 MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, octa-core Exynos 5 5430 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. For more details, check out our Galaxy Alpha hands on

Some US carriers could also offer the Galaxy Alpha pretty soon. We heard that AT&T and T-Mobile may be getting ready to sell the smartphone, though nothing’s official at this point.

sources: NewsWire, Bell via Mobile Syrup

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)



1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

overpriced, sammy stop copying apple

2. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Yup.. 300 or 400$ out the door contract free..

8. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

On contract price is OK. But off contract price is too high, so US guys not to buy it,

13. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

you end up paying the same price either way

7. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

way over priced. wait for the x+1 or the new nexus.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You didn't realize that this is a total Apple troll device? Lol its obvious. 4.7 inch prbably around 720p vs 4.7 inch 720 Rumored 1800mah iPhone 6 battery vs. 1860 on the Alpha. Rumored 7mm iPhone 6 vs 6.7mm Alpha $720 or even $799 Canadian iphone 6 vs $699 Alpha. Samsung is trolling them hard and I think its awesome and funny myself.

19. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Everything is overpriced: bread, meat, coffee, cars, houses and at the end water. LOL

3. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Nope no SD card, camera not that impressive, laime battery, I rather get last year htc one

16. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

You mean the One M7 had SD card, impressive camera and a good battery ??

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

everything lame same like iphone

4. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I wouldn't hold your breath for a US launch. Won't happen.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

a md-ranger alpha phone calling iphone out.

6. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

better than iphone 6

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

And way more beautiful.

20. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

better than a she-ep brain.

9. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

hate the design

11. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014


12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Overpriced. You can't ask for any more than $400 if your phone is flaunting a crappy 720p Pentile display...

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I might actually get it unless the Z3 compact or Z3 doesnt come out soon. I need my new phone fix. Lol

17. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

with metal frame and still fugly? come on semsong....

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