Samsung's metallic Galaxy Alpha officially launches on AT&T this week
AT&T allows customers to choose between various pricing schemes for the Galaxy Alpha: $199.99 with a 2-year contract agreement, $25.55 per month on AT&T Next18, $30.65 per month on AT&T Next12, or $612.99 with no annual commitment. The smartphone will be available in black, white, and gold.
As we told you earlier today, Samsung says that the Galaxy Alpha represents a new standard for smartphone design. This is Samsung’s thinnest smartphone ever (6.7mm), as well as the first Galaxy to have a metal frame around its edges. Other features include a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, Android KitKat with TouchWiz, LTE, fingerprint scanner, 12 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 1860 mAh battery. Unlike the international version of the Alpha, AT&T’s model isn’t powered by an octa-core Exynos 5 5430 processor, but by a quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon chipset (probably a Snapdragon 801, but we can't confirm this yet). If you want to find out more about the new smartphone, check out our Galaxy Alpha hands-on here.