After a long wait and much bit of rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has finally gone official just few weeks before the official announcement of Galaxy Note 4 that is expected to hit the markets next month at the IFA 2014 Berlin event. As expected, this premium handset comes with metal frame casing on its sides and its back beautifully covered with a faux leather similar to the latest Galaxy S5. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha measures just 6.7mm in thickness weighing as light as just 115g.

Official Press Images

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Looking to its specs, the Galaxy Alpha hosts a 4.7” Super AMOLED display with 720p screen resolution. At its heart lies a powerful Exynos 5 Octa chipset, a newly launched chipset from the Samsung camp that offers four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz and the other four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz. the memory options for the device include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage which is non-expandable. The device runs the latest available Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz that is topped with S Healthh and Ultra-low power mode.  The handset packs a fingerprint reader and heart-rate sensors that will compatible with Samsung Gear smartwatches. The handset hosts a powerful 12MP primary camera with ISOCELL sensors while its front hosts a 2.1MP secondary camera.

First camera samples

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with support for LTE Cat 6 along with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options. The handset will have 1860mAh of battery juice support on full charge. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes in a range of color options like Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, Charcoal Black, Dazzling White and Scuba Blue. The device would go on sale next month across 150 countries and would be available for approximately 690$. Here is the first promo video of the device.