Samsung announces Galaxy Alpha—built with metal, but on a budget

Samsung has officially announced its first metal phone in a very long time: the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Normally, Samsung goes all-out in the specs department and puts all the pieces in a plastic case—but the Galaxy Alpha is all about design over specs.

Specs at a glance: Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Screen 1280×720 4.7″ (312 PPI) AMOLED
OS Android KitKat 4.4.4 with TouchWiz
CPU Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz)
Storage 32GB, not expandable
Networking 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Ports Micro-USB 2.0, headphones
Camera 12MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera
Size 132.4mm × 65.5mm × 6.7mm
Weight 115g
Battery 1860 mAh