Samsung has launched the Galaxy Alpha smartphone in India. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which comes with a metal frame around a plastic body, will be available in India starting first week of October at Rs. 39,990.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha runs the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 4.7-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The handset sports dimensions of 132.4x65.5x6.7mm and weighs 115 grams.
( Also see: Samsung Galaxy Alpha: First Impressions )
The Galaxy Alpha is powered by an octa-core chipset, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, which is non-expandable. The Galaxy Alpha sports a 12-megapixel rear camera and also includes 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. It packs an 1860mAh battery.
Connectivity options include Micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G/ LTE, and NFC. Samsung says the Galaxy Alpha is compatible with 4G/ LTE bands in India. The Galaxy Alpha also comes with fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor.
Samsung notes that the Galaxy Alpha at launch will be available in India in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White and Frosted Gold colour variants. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was unveiled in August.
Commenting on the launch, S.K. Kim, Managing Director, Sales, Samsung Electronics, India said, "As the market leader, Samsung has significantly contributed to the market growth by setting new benchmarks in offering the best-in-class technology and products. With the launch of Galaxy Alpha, Samsung is announcing a new design approach to satiate customer demands for an irresistibly stunning and stylish product. This revolutionary product will change the dynamics of the premium smartphone segment in India."
"The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumers," said, Asim Warsi, Vice President, Mobile & IT, Samsung India. "With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device."