Samsung's metallic Galaxy Alpha officially launches on AT&T this week

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Samsung's metallic Galaxy Alpha officially launches on AT&T this week
Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Alpha is officially coming to the US, as AT&T today announced that it would start selling the handset on September 26. The carrier mentions the word “exclusive”, so it doesn’t look like other US mobile operators will offer the Galaxy Alpha - at least not for the beginning.

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.




source: AT&T
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