As expected, Samsung today launched its premium Galaxy Alpha smartphone in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 39,990 and will be available from next week onwards. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
The Galaxy Alpha is not only the thinnest smartphone in Samsung s portfolio, but is also the first device to boast metallic build materials. The company often criticized for its plastic smartphones, has taken a turn with the Galaxy Alpha by giving it a metallic frame. While the back panel is still plastic, the metallic frame gives the device a premium feel to it. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more
The Galaxy Alpha is also one of the few Android smartphones that offer high-end specifications in a compact package. Another smartphone that comes to mind is the Xperia Z3 Compact, which Sony launched in India a couple of days back. It flaunts a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD 720p display with a pixel density of 312ppi.
The smartphone is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor (1.8GHz quad-core Cortex A51 + 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7) paired with 2GB of RAM. Also featured are 12-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB internal storage and a 1,860mAh battery with ultra power-saving mode.
Connectivity options include LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The smartphone also features a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button as well as a heart rate monitor similar to what was introduced on the Galaxy S5 earlier this year. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat wrapped under TouchWiz UI.
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