After getting a huge punch from the users and also facing loss in smartphone sales all around the world, Samsung seems to be learning from its mistakes now (but not completely). The major problem users were complaining about poor build quality but now it seems that their latest offering solves it. Recently Samsung announced Galaxy Alpha series which is all built of metal frame, thus ditching the plastic frame which Samsung was in love with since years. The all new Samsung Galaxy Alpha further arrives in India with a price tag of Rs 39,990.
The design of the phone is still identical to most of the flagship devices of Samsung itself but since its build quality is different so it’s truly making a fresh debut. But still its not a good attempt by Samsung because they are offering this phone at a very high price.
Users already started complaining about the high pricing done by Samsung for this phone particularly while its specs and features are not up to the mark of what price is.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha – Specs, Features
Let’s have a look at the specs and features being offered by Galaxy Alpha now.
- Single nano SIM card
- 4.7 inches of Super AMOLED display
- HD resolution (720×1280 pixels)
- Octa-core processor
- Mali MP6 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of Internal Storage
- Dual Band Wi-Fi with Direct, hotspot and DLNA
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR and LE
- NFC and microUSB port
- 12MP rear autofocus camera
- LED flash with touch focus
- Dual camera, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama
- Full HD video recording
- 2.1MP front camera
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS with TouchWiz Skin
- GPS with A-GPS
- Dropbox (50GB Free Storage)
- 1860mAh battery
- 115 gram weight
We already got lots of options with similar specs but the attractive thing in Galaxy Alpha is its metal frame which is definitely offering a brand new look to the device. No doubt, it’s attractive in design but looking at its specs and features, it’s surely overpriced. Powered by latest Exynos 5 chipset with octa-core (quad-core1.8GHz and 1.3GHz) processor it can deliver a top notch performance for sure and also the Android OS is of latest version. It houses almost every sensor of a flagship smartphone including accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity and heart rate. With 12MP on back and 2.1MP on front, dual camera feature is also included. Wireless connectivity features are all there including LTE support.
The device just measures 6.7 mm in thickness and weighs just 115 grams, making it the best design done by Samsung till now. Also its available in Gold, Black and White color options. So what’s your views on it now?