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

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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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. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

I stopped reading at TouchWiz. The day Samsung gets rid of that #%#^@%# TouchWhiz is the day ill consider getting a Galaxy.

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Samsung gives their users too many functions to the point it's confusing...

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Well I don't like touchwiz tbh(android purist here), but you can't deny the functionality of touchwiz, from basics to advanced features, all covered. And I don't get how is it confusing? Its a dead simple UI, take the dialer/contacts for example, its naturally intuitive and yet feature packed. Or the camera app, its easy to use and still customizable with lots of manual controls.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Your better of with Nexus Plain and simple, feautreless

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

GTFO, Trollass!

2. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

This phone will not do as good as S5. Another exclusivity, really Samsung?

3. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

If this is 612$ then buying a gs5 is cheaper !

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Will it come with the new touchjizz?

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This phone is actually a lot nicer than I thought it would be. I bought it thinking I would replace it once the Nexus 6 hits or get a Z3 compact but I might keep it.It's gorgeous and it flies. My first charge lasted me 3 days so show too. Although I was working for most of the day and didn't use it much but still 3 days. Not going to bother trying the Z3 comoact anymore since it only has a SD801 and is a bit chunky.

10. Trinitarios

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

It is a decent phone my gf bought it over the weekend but she is still gonna get the iPhone 6 plus aswell

11. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Is they're going to release the Galaxy Alpha..........why release the S5 earlier this year when they're practically the same?? Makes so sense to me.

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Metal build Slim and sexy, and perfect size Exynos A15 with LTE

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

they wanted the sales because the 4 did not sell that much but the f ed up the body and no touchwiz work so no one really wanted it, not a super phone, just a good one.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

A nice, well balanced, device. It's really made for Android L with Volta, but that will come in not too long.

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