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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs

General

Brand

Samsung

Device Type

Smartphone

Manufacturer

Samsung

Announced

August 13, 2014

Release Date

September 12

Release Year

2014

Height

132.4 mm 5.21 in

Width

65.5 mm 2.58 in

Thickness

6.7 mm 0.26 in

Colors

Charcoal Black Sleek Silver Dazzling White Frosted Gold Scuba Blue

Weight

115 g g 4.06 oz

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

SIM

Nano-SIM

Display

Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

4.7

Resolution

720 x 1280

Pixel Density

312

Protection

TBC

Camera

Primary

12 MP

Flash

Yes, LED

Aperture Size

F2.2

Features

Autofocus Dual camera Geo-tagging Touch focus Manual focus Face and smile detection Panorama HDR Digital image stabilization Exposure compensation ISO control White balance presets Burst mode Digital zoom Scenes Effects

Video Resolution

2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps

Recording Format

3GP, 3G2, MPEG4

Video Features

Digital image stabilization High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Frontal Camera

2.1 MP

Software

Android Version

Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Custom UI

TouchWiz

Features

ANT+ support Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage) Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic SNS integration MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player Organizer Photo/video editor Document viewer Voice memo/dial/commands Predictive text input (Swype)

Hardware

Chipset

Exynos 5 Octa 5430

CPU

Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7

CPU Clock

1.8 Ghz

Width of Machine Word

32bit

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6

Internal Storage

32

RAM Type

LPDDR3 SDRAM

RAM Capacity

2 GB

Card Slot

No

Sensors

Accelerometer Gyro Proximity Compass Heart rate Light sensor Hall Fingerprint ID Gesture

Positioning

GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS

Connectivity

WiFi

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA

WiFi Direct

Yes

Mobile Hotspot

Yes

USB

USB 2.0

USB Port

microUSB

USB Features

Mass storage device USB charging

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

Headphone Jack

3.5mm

Charging Port

microUSB

NFC

Yes

Battery

Capacity

1860 mAh

Technology

Lithium-Ion


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Description

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.


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