The “evolution of Galaxy design” is shoving some metal on the sides, apparently, and the first example of Samsung smartphone Darwinism will soon be available to buy in the UK.
The South Koreans have confirmed the official Samsung Galaxy Alpha UK release date as September 12, just a few days after the iPhone 6 launch.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha pre-orders open on August 28 (Thursday next week), with the first trickle of units being made available through the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City on September 10.
But for other retailers like Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u, they’ll have to wait a couple of days extra – till September 12 – before hooking you up.
A quick reminder that Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs include a 4.7in display (ooh, same size as the smaller iPhone 6), 720p resolution, 32GB storage (without microSD), 2GB of RAM and 12MP rear camera, while your processor is either 1.8GHz octa-core or 2.5GHz quad-core.
The rumour mill had us believe the Samsung Galaxy Alpha would be some sort of “iPhone killer”, but in reality it sits somewhere between the flagship Galaxy S5 and the more modest Galaxy S5 mini.
As I’ve said before, Samsung Galaxy Alpha price will be crucial, but we’re still none the wiser. More info in the coming weeks, inevitably. As for Galaxy Alpha colours, there's a choice of Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue.