Samsung Galaxy Alpha phone available for preorder from 28 August in UK

Samsung has announced its Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK starting next week.

As the latest edition to the company's smartphone lineup, the Galaxy Alpha features a 7mm-thick metal frame, 4.7-inch HD Super Amoled display, Samsung-specific tricks like S Health, Finger Print Scanner, and Private Mode, as well as connectivity with Samsung wearables such as Gear Fit, Gear Live, and Gear 2.

Hardware specs include Samsung's own octa-core Exynos 5433 processor, which recently beat the Snapdragon 805 on AnTuTu benchmarking, backed by 2GB of RAM, and it'll have a 12-megapixel rear camera with "super-fast autofocus" and a 2-megapixel front-facing selfies camera. There will also be 32GB of internal memory and Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.

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The LTE-enabled Galaxy Alpha smartphone will be available for pre-order on Samsung's estore and selected retailers on 28 August. It is expected to cost £549. That said, if you pre-order, you'll have to collect it from the Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City on 10 September.

Oh, and colour options include Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue, as revealed last week.