Galaxy Alpha / Galaxy F / S5 Prime Release Date: Samsung Issues September Launch; Smartphone to Get Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Alpha, and has given a release period.

On Wednesday, August 13, the Korean tech giant finally officially announced the Galaxy Alpha.

The smartphone was previously assumed to be the Galaxy S5 Prime or the Galaxy F.

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

“With an entirely new appearance, 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.”

In line with earlier rumors, the Galaxy Alpha indeed features a metal frame, with “elegantly curved corners and a tactile soft back cover.”

The phone is also 6.7 mm thick, which makes it the slimmest Galaxy device to date. It is also a good 0.9 mm thinner than the current Apple flagship device, the iPhone 5S.

Hardware aside, the Galaxy Alpha will feature the latest Android OS, the Android 4.4.4 KitKat. This is rather surprising, since Samsung has yet to roll out both the Android 4.4.3 KitKat and the Android 4.4.4 KitKat for its current popular models like the Galaxy S5, S4, and Note 3.

Samsung says that the Galaxy Alpha will be launched “at the beginning of September,” and will come in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue colors.

Check out some of the official phone specs below.

Display: 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED
Processor: Octa Core (Quard 1.8Ghz +Quad 1.3Ghz)
Memory: 2GB RAM
Storage: 32GB (no micro SD slot)
Battery: 1,860 mAh
OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Features: Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health, Finger Print Scanner, Private Mode, connectivity with the Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.