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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Confirmed. So What Is It?

13/08/2014 09:48 BST | Updated 13/08/2014 09:59 BST

Samsung has unveiled its new flagship phone series - the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

The premium metal device features high-end specs to (almost) match the Galaxy S5, in a new ultra-slick thin, metal form factor.

The device was announced in a low-key press release after months of leaks and speculation.

The key specs are:

  • 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen
  • Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) or Quad Core 2.5GHz
  • 12megapixels camera
  • Android 4.4
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • 1,860 mAh

Eagle-eyed fans will note that falls behind the S5 in some respects, including the camera (which is 16 megapixels on the S5) and the battery (2800 mAh on the S5).

Galaxy Alpha Press Shots

Here's the statement:

"Despite its slim, lightweight design, the Galaxy Alpha provides the same powerful hardware and features you would expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device. It is equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display as well as an advanced camera and real time HDR for an unrivalled viewing and photo experience.

The Galaxy Alpha also includes innovative and popular features such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health, Finger Print Scanner, Private Mode and connectivity with the latest Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.

The Galaxy Alpha will be available at the beginning of September. At launch, it will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue."

More to follow.