Right after Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung launched its latest 4.7-inch Samsung GALAXY Alpha 4G+ in Singapore. I guess Samsung is confident that the specs and design of this Alpha 4G+ is enough to convince people to take an interest on it.
In terms of technical specs, this is quite a capable smartphone. It is capable of supporting a high number of LTE frequencies, including 4G+ LTE-Advanced networks (Cat 6 at up to 300Mbps), super thin at 6.7mm and has 8 core processors (1.8GHz A15 Quad Core + 1.3 GHz A7 Quad Core). Unfortunately, it does not have an external MicroSD card slot.
Here is the specification sheet.
GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ Specs Sheet
1 Based on Samsung’s internal standby time test results when device is at rest.Standby time is dependent on network configuration, app usage, mode settings, actual device usage, battery condition and other surrounding factors and conditions. For more information, see www.samsung.com/sg.
2 Not intended for clinical or medical use, including diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, alleviation, compensation, cure, prevention or mitigation of any disease, ailment, defect, injury or other conditions.
3 UHD video file formats may vary among products. Device does not support video playback in all UHD file formats. Format of video content recorded or saved on device may not be supported on all Samsung products and may not be available for viewing on some products. Please check individual product user manual for details.
4 Not supported for UHD video file format recording.
5 Requires stable 4G network connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi® connectivity; additional data charges apply. Supported on HTTP 1.1 protocol only, for files more than 30MB in size. Actual experienced speeds may vary. For more information, see www.samsung.com/sg.
6 S Translator may require internet access and be subject to data charges depending on usage. Available languages are limited, and actual performance may vary, depending on language spoken, accents, and surrounding environment.
7 Actual user-accessible internal storage may differ depending on operating system and other built-in applications.
8 Dependent on network, SIM card, usage and battery condition.
Note: Certain features, services and applications (including 4G+ LTE) are dependent on network connectivity and may not be available in all coverage areas. Additional data charges may apply. Specifications are accurate as at time of print and are subject to change without prior notice.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks herein is under license. Google Play, Android, Google and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc. Microsoft and ActiveSync are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Group of companies. Wi-Fi® and Wi-Fi Direct® are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. All other company, product and service names mentioned herein are marks, trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of the respective owners.
Screen images are simulated and for illustration purposes only. Please check stores for availability. ©2014 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
The GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ will be available in Singapore at a RRP of S$948. Available in Charcoal Black and Dazzling White from 13th September and in Frosted Gold from end-September at all telecommunications operators, authorized mobile retailers, major consumer electronics stores and Samsung Experience Stores.
Samsung Introduces the GALAXY ALPHA 4G+, the Evolution of GALAXY Design
Latest addition to GALAXY series redefines smartphone design and allows superior connectivity with up to 300Mbps 4G+ LTE-Advanced network
Singapore – 10 September 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today launched the GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ in Singapore, showcasing its new design approach to Samsung’s GALAXY smartphone series. The GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ is one of the first smartphones in Singapore to support up to 300Mbps 4G+ LTE-Advanced connectivity.
The GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ features a sophisticated design in a carefully constructed compact body with a metal frame and a solid finish, while still maintaining the flagship GALAXY experience. Elegant and practical, the GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ is the optimal convergence of style and cutting-edge technology.
“We recognise that consumers have specific desires and are consistently looking for that perfect balance between design and technology. The GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ was built from those desires by combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with powerful hardware and features to match the fastest download speeds,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.
Setting a new standard for smartphone design
Created to help consumers express their unique style without sacrificing functionality, the refined GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ features a sophisticated design with a metal frame, elegantly curved corners and a tactile soft back cover. In addition, it is visually balanced, with the perfect contrast of both a calming, soft matte finish and an eye-catching reflection from the metal frame. At only 6.7mm thin, the GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ is also one of the slimmest GALAXY devices ever, and its uniquely compact construction and light weight provides consumers with maximum in-hand grip and control.
Complementing power with design
Despite its slim and light design, the GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ provides users with powerful hardware and is equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display as well as an 12MP Advanced Camera with Real Time HDR for an unrivaled viewing and photo experience. Endeavored to deliver maximum performance, the GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ is packed with a powerful Octa Core Processor. The GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ also includes innovative and popular flagship features such as Ultra Power Saving Mode1, Enhanced S Health2, Fingerprint Security, Private Mode and compatibility with the latest Samsung Gear Fit, Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo.
Enjoy mobile content instantly with fast mobile networks
Ensuring unrivalled media consumption, the GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ is capable of supporting a high number of LTE frequencies, including 4G+ LTE-Advanced networks (Cat 6 at up to 300Mbps), Consumers can now enjoy speedy streaming of their favourite shows, fast web browsing and quick content download.
The GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ will be available in Singapore at a recommended retail price of $948. The GALAXY ALPHA 4G+ will be available in Charcoal Black and Dazzling White from 13 September and in Frosted Gold from end September at all telecommunications operators, authorized mobile retailers, major consumer electronics stores and Samsung Experience Stores.
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/sg.
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