Samsung Galaxy Alpha was the company’s attempt to take on compact smartphones with premium build quality. It was officially announced in August 2014 and it was made available for purchase in September the same year.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is 132.4 mm tall, 65.5 mm wide, and only 6.7 mm thin, while having a weight of 115 grams. The smartphone is equipped with a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution, 312 ppi pixel density, and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It’s running Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box with TouchWiz UI and it’s upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The device is underpinned by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 5 Octa 5430 SoC with quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 CPU, quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU, and Mali T628 MP6 GPU. Galaxy Alpha also integrates 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of non-expandable storage.
Samsung’s metal made smartphone features a 12 MP primary shooter with autofocus, LED flash, Dual camera, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, and 4K video recording support, and a 2.1 MP secondary camera. It’s powered by a 1,860 mAh battery while sporting all the connectivity features worthy of a modern smartphone include WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, and microUSB 2.0. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner.