New Feature-Packed Samsung Galaxy Alpha Encased in Lightweight Metal

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While Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S4 and S5 combine powerful processing performance and high-resolution displays, some critics have pointed out that the construction of those devices wasn't on par with a few other smartphone heavyweights. This may be changing, however. The new Samsung Galaxy Alpha features the performance and features you've come to expect from a top-tier Samsung device, and adds metal construction. While metal construction gives the smartphone a solid feel, the experience would suffer if this new design added excessive weight to the device. Luckily, the Galaxy Alpha weighs a mere 4.1 oz, light enough for comfortable daily use and travel. Further contributing to the aesthetics of this smartphone are curved corners and a tactile soft back cover. Samsung has clearly paid attention to how this device feels in the hands of its users.

Inside the smartphone's metal frame, Samsung equipped this device with a large 4.7" Super AMOLED display with respectable HD 720p (1280 x 720) native resolution. Processing power is handled by an octa-core chipset, which consists of quad-core 1.8 and 1.3 GHz CPUs. Combined with the smartphone’s 2GB of RAM, this processor chipset enables seamless multi-tasking and high-performance mobile gaming. While the Galaxy Alpha does not feature microSD expandability, 32GB of storage is built in. If you want to capture high-quality selfies and snap photos of the world around, this smartphone features front 2.1-megapixel and rear 5-megapixel cameras. Up to 4G LTE connectivity is available along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

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Samsung knows that software is just as important as hardware. This device comes with Android KitKat 4.4.4 and includes features like Samsung Ultra-Power-Saving Mode and S-Health. S-Health allows you to monitor your fitness routine and record your activity. It is also compatible with Samsung's wearable tech products like the Gear Fit and Gear 2. Integrated technology, such as the Finger Print Scanner, helps to safeguard your important data and content. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to hit the market soon, and aims to provide an exciting combination of power, software, and construction.