The Samsung Galaxy Alpha declares war on Apple’s iPhone 6. It will make its United States debut later this week. The phone is an AT&T exclusive, and it is available both online and in stores on September 26.
The phone will cost $199.99 on a two-year contract with AT&T’s wireless service, or $25.55 per month with their Next 18 plan. There’s also the option to pay $30.65 a month, if you decide to go with the company’s Next 12 plan.
This is the third time AT&T and Samsung are locked in a deal. Before the Alpha, the red Galaxy S5, and the S5 Active, were exclusive only through the carrier. Now the answer to the iPhone 6 is only available through them too.
The Alpha, which was announced back in August, came out earlier this month in the U.K. The phone comes to America in three different colors: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, and Forest Gold. It runs on KitKat, the latest Android mobile operating system.
The Galaxy Alpha sets it self apart from the other Samsung Galaxy models. Their new phone has sides that are made of metal, making it a departure in terms of design from their other Galaxy phones, which are all just plastic.
When compared with the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Alpha is smaller in size. The S5 also has a larger and sharper display, 5.1 inches and 1080p, where the Alpha’s is only 4.7 inches and 720p. The screen is also the same size as the rival iPhone 6.
The Alpha’s battery will stay alive for 24 hours with a 10% charge, this also takes texting and calling into account. It has 32GB of storage, a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, a 12-megapixel-rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel-front lens.
You can order the Samsung Galaxy Alpha when it releases in the United States this Friday. Samsung believes the Galaxy Alpha is a worthy opponent for Apple’s iPhone 6, and potentially a better phone.