Samsung have announced the Galaxy Alpha this morning ahead of the IFA conference in September. This has been a surprise to many, but Three and EE have rushed out the news they are bringing this new device to their networks.
The Alpha has been expected for a while now what with the many leaks over the past few months but now it is official. It has some great specifications from the 4.7″ 720p screen, to the 12 megapixel camera on the back. This is able to record 4K video on the go. There is an Octa Core processor running everything under the hood.
Other key specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage which is not expandable unfortunately, a 2.1 megapixel front camera for selfie photos and it’s all powered by a 1860mAh battery.
The real bonus here though is the metal frame used for the design, something Samsung have gone against for a while now and is one of the most requested features l.
Metal not only makes the phone stronger but also makes it more durable and feels more premium.
No information yet on an actual release date or price, but sometime in September will be when you can get hands on one.
EE have gone a step further and sent out a press release for the launch which can be found below
EE to offer the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on the
UK’s biggest and fastest network
13 August London. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced it will be offering the stunning new Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone on its superfast 4G network.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha combines a sleek design with powerful performance, and will be available for consumer and business customers across a variety of 4GEE plans. At just 6.7mm it is also Samsung’s slimmest flagship phone to date.
The handset will be available to pre-order on EE and customers will be able to purchase the handset via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores when it launches. With EE’s 4G service, they can watch live TV on the move without buffering, play live multiplayer games on-the-go and download large email attachments quicker than ever.
Nicola Shenton, Head of Device Portfolio at EE, said:
“EE’s superfast 4G network is the perfect partner for Samsung’s new flagship device. With powerful performance and a real emphasis on design, Samsung has developed a great new handset that seamlessly combines style and substance. Add the biggest and fastest 4G network in the UK and you have a smartphone that ticks all the boxes.”
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available on a range of EE’s 4GEE and 4GEE Extra plans, with benefits which include:
- The UK’s fastest 4G speeds
- Inclusive roaming calls and texts in select international destinations*
- 2 for 1 cinema tickets with EE Film
- Exclusive discounts on EE’s superfast Fibre Broadband, so customers can enjoy blistering speeds in the home as well as on-the-move
- Inclusive unlimited calls to 080 numbers*
4G from EE is already available in 250 major towns and cities across the UK, and over 2,500 smaller towns and villages, covering 73% of the population.
Further details on pricing, pre-order and availability, will be announced in due course.