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Why the Galaxy Alpha is such a big deal for Samsung and its customers

Tony Ibrahim | Aug. 15, 2014
Samsung is readying for the launch of the supposed Apple iPhone 6 with its premium Galaxy Alpha.

Nor is Samsung's thin smartphone malnourished. Inside the Alpha is an 8-core processor. Four ARM Cortex-A15 cores run at 1.8GHz, while another four Cortex-A7 cores run at 1.3GHz. RAM is a healthy 2GB and internal storage weighs in at 32GB. A removable back cover reveals an 1860 milliamp-hour battery, which should go further due to the lower resolution screen and economical processor.

The Android 4.4 smartphone is compatible with Australian 4G networks, has a finger scanner and a heart monitor.

For all intents and purposes, the Alpha strikes a balance between size, functionality and design. Customers will only be left wanting for expandable memory, but the shortcoming is negligible compared to wanting for premium design.

Hopefully Samsung's TouchWiz software has ditched the superfluous applications in the tradition in the Alpha's weight loss.

Samsung Australia has yet to respond to Good Gear Guide's request for comment on the Galaxy Alpha's local availability and pricing. The Alpha is expected to commence a global rollout from September.


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