Will Samsung's New Smartphone Upstage the iPhone 6?

Will Samsung's New Smartphone Upstage the iPhone 6Samsung announced yesterday that it’s about to launch a new smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Hoping to beat Apple’s new iPhone 6 to the punch before it arrives in the coming weeks, Samsung says its new smartphone features a sophisticated design and some pretty snazzy bells and whistles to boot.

“The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market,” says JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics.

“With an entirely new appearance,” Shin adds, “the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.”

Among the advertised features of the new smartphone are:

  • A sophisticated design with a metal frame
  • Elegantly curved corners
  • A tactile soft back cover
  • It’s less than 7 mm thick
  • 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • An advanced camera
  • Real time HDR
  • Ultra-Power Saving Mode
  • S Health
  • Finger Print Scanner
  • Private Mode
  • connectivity with the latest Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables

Pricing for the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha hasn’t yet been announced. But we’re told it’s coming in September.