Samsung has today officially announced the long-rumoured Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which is the first smartphone from Samsung which will come with a metallic design.

Originally we thought the smartphone would be announced during Samsung’s Unpacked 2014 event at IFA, however Samsung has decided to unveil it a little earlier.

Designed to compete with the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with a 4.7 inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display, a 1.8GHz octa-core or a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GBs of RAM, the latest 6 LTE 300Mbps internet connectivity.

The smartphone also has a 12 megapixel rear-facing camera that comes with realtime HDR, allowing the user to see the light balancing on the screen before you take the photo. There’s also a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera.

The Alpha will also feature the same fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensor that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has, as well as a Ultra Power Saving Mode that can grant a full day’s use on 10 per cent battery.

There’s also a Download Booster to use Wi-Fi and network speed simultaneously, along with Quick Connect and a Private Mode.

The phone also has 32GB of storage and a 1,850mAh battery, with Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS.

The phone will also be available at the start of September in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, Scuba Blue.

The phone will come with 32GB storage but no microSD expansion. There is a 1,850mAh battery in the mobile. It will arrive with Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS.

The phone will be released at the start of September in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue.

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