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Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date confirmed for September 12

Samsung’s first metal Android phone is on its way as the Korean manufacturer confirms that Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date will be held on September 12.

With the iPhone 6 pre-empting handset to be made available for pre-order from August 28, Samsung has revealed that early orders will be available for collection in the UK on September 12.

In what is shaping up to be a busy period for the smartphone sector, the September 12 Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date is likely to come just days after Apple formally unveils the new iPhone.

What’s more, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and Sony Xperia Z3 are all expected to be announced during IFA 2014 the week before.

“Samsung Electronics today announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be available to pre-order in the UK on the Samsung e-store and selected partners from Thursday 28th August,” an official spokesperson for the phone maker stated.

“Those that have pre-ordered the device will then be able to collect the latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line up from the Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City on Wednesday 10th September.

“The Galaxy Alpha will go on general sale with selected online and high street retailers including Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u to follow from Friday 12th September.”

Boasting a new, metal frame, the Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s first smartphone to adopt premium materials.

Featuring a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, the Galaxy Alpha’s specs sheet is further enhanced by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and a 1860mAh battery.

Lining up at 6.7mm thick and 114g in weight, the phone adds 32GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel rear-mounted camera and high-speed LTE Cat 6 connectivity options.

There will be five Samsung Galaxy Alpha colours at launch. The phone will touch down in black, white, gold and silver hues, with Carphone Warehouse to exclusively offer a blue model.

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