In the history of the line smartphone Galaxy there has never been a metal models. Under the pressure of criticism design (including the recent flagship Galaxy S5) Company Samsung has decided to add an image model for the audience, which is important. And one of the similar metal design smartphone was launched named as Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and it is notable primarily slim body with a metal frame.
Design of this smartphone is one big experiment of Samsung. Decorating and design are constantly changing, but for many years the company receives the negative of users. There was no exception and the new flagship Galaxy S5, which is then compared. In the new model Samsung Galaxy Alpha Koreans tried to work on your weak points without losing the traditional cards. As a result, we face new thickness of less than 7 mm, with a metal frame, which runs on eight cores and has a Super AMOLED screen.
- Operating System: Android 4.4.4 (Kitkat) and Samsung TouchWiz UI
- Processor: 8- Core Exynos
- Memory: 32 GB and 2 GB of RAM
- microSD card support: no
- Display: 4.7″ HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)
- Camera: 12 megapixel primary, flash, video UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30fps, 2.1 megapixel front
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Magnetic field, gyroscopic sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, motion sensor hands, heart rate sensor, fingerprint reader
- Battery: 1860 mAh, removable
- Dimensions & weight: 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 114 g
Koreans did not copy Apple, HTC and other lovers of all-metal body. In the rear of Galaxy Alpha smartphone has the same soft-touch plastic, and in that Galaxy S5, and the contour of added metal frame. In a similar way, many other manufacturers Huawei, Xiaomi and others. This solution has both pluses and minuses: the smartphone a less certain image, but more practical. Alpha – the first smartphone Galaxy with the metal in the body, and the thinnest among smartphone Galaxy.
An important difference from Galaxy S5 is in the texture of the back cover. It is shallower, and therefore does not look so tough. However, the design – it is always subjective. Most likely, the fans will be pleased with the brand Samsung motives, one of the most successful in terms of appearance of the smartphone line. A frame will please those who do not have enough metal (though it’s easy to add, having bought the bumper). By the way, an interesting point: in Galaxy S5 was not the texture on the front panel, and at Aplha it appeared – a grid of small crosses. But from a distance, these two smartphones are easily confused, the difference is felt only when you take a novelty in hand.
The Samsung will not stop here, more interesting features will appear in upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S7. But the release might be in the later 2015.