Sure, it looks a bit like the Galaxy S5, but the Alpha has a more “premium” feel and a posh metal frame. Call it a potential iPhone 6 rival, call it a HTC One M8 competitor, we’ve got all the details here. Inside there’s a 12 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front, Android 4.4.4, a 4.7″ AMOLED (1280×720) screen and it’s powered by an Octa Core CPU (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz).
If you’re looking to get the device with EE they’re going to have it on pre-order from Thursday, and although pricing isn’t mentioned EE have said that it’ll come with 2 for 1 cinema tickets, discounts on EE Fibre Broadband, inclusive 080 calls and lots of other benefits provided you buy an EE or EE Extra Plan. If you go for a 4G Extra plan they’ll also chuck in inclusive roaming calls and texts to international destinations.
EE will also be provideing the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G network if you decide to buy, so you can whizz along with their superfast 4G.
Full details below, but here’s the full specifications..
|Network||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)|
|Display||4.7” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)|
|AP||Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) or Quad Core 2.5GHz|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)|
|Camera||12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front)|
|Camera Features||Beauty Face, Dual Camera, HDR (High Dynamic Range),|
Panorama, Selective Focus, Shot & More, Virtual Tour
|Video||UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps|
Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1,
Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format : MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV,
|Audio||Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,|
WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA,
AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF,
IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Additional Features||Ultra Power Saving Mode|
|Google Mobile Service||Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube|
|Connectivity||WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)|
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 2.0
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor|
|Memory*||RAM : 2GB|
Internal Memory : 32GB
No micro SD Slot
Samsung Galaxy Alpha with superfast EE:
Pre-order from 28 August
London. 26 August. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available to pre-order on the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G network from 28 August.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available from EE stores, telesales, and via the online shop. Customers who choose the Galaxy Alpha can select from range of EE and EE 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*
Three months free Now TV, six months free Deezer and 12 months free access to fitness app Endomondo**
Nicola Shenton, Head of Device Portfolio at EE, said: “The Galaxy Alpha is perfectly suited to EE’s superfast 4G network. When combined with the UK’s fastest mobile speeds, the power of Samsung’s new octa-core processor provides a truly unforgettable mobile experience. Add innovative camera technology and HD streaming on a stunning AMOLED screen and you have a smartphone that demands the very best 4G connectivity.”
4G from EE is already available in 250 major towns and cities across the UK, as well as over 2,500 smaller towns and villages, covering 73% of the population.