Announced four days ago, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available from AT&T and other authorized retailers for $199 when you sign a 2 year contract. This is Samsung’s attempt at competing with the iPhone 6. The Korean manufacturer moved from using plastic components to using metal. It does looks really good on paper but the price could be an issue for some.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera. 2.1MP front camera, 4G LTE connectivity, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 1,860 mah battery. It weighs 4.03 ounces and measures 5.23 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (iPhone 6 sits at 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches, weighs 4.55 ounces). It will be available in 3 colors: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White and Frosted Gold.
Along with the $199 contract price, AT&T customers can take advantage of the Next program where the payments are $30.65 for 12 months or $25.55 for 18 months. Otherwise, the outright price is $612.99.
Is anyone considering the Galaxy Alpha? I recommend going to a local AT&T store to see it in person. Hit the links below if you want to buy it from AT&T or Best Buy.