Samsung Galaxy Alpha Finally hits US Shores: Will be available to buy starting 26 September both Online and Offline
The metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha costs $200 in the United States.Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which has built up a great degree of hype thanks to its metallic outer body and 'high-end' nature, will finally be available for purchase in the United States starting 26 September, 2014.

Galaxy Alpha has already hit US shores, and the smartphone will be exclusively offered by America's leading wireless carrier, AT&T, from 26 September.

The good thing is, prospective buyers can purchase the metal-clad smartphone both online at AT&T, and from the carrier's physical retail stores.

"We are excited to offer you yet another industry leading smartphone with the announcement of the Galaxy Alpha on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, covering more than 300 million Americans," stated Mr Jeff Bradley, senior Vice-President of AT&T's devices division, in an official news release.

How much does the Galaxy Alpha cost? What are the plans offered by AT&T?

Prospective buyers can buy the device in one shot, without having to pay EMIs (full payment), for $200 (£122) with a two-year AT&T carrier-contract.

Those not desiring to commit to a two-year contract can buy the unlocked Galaxy Alpha at $613 from AT&T.

Along with the above aspect, AT&T is also offering the metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha with the plans mentioned below:

  • $25.55 per month on AT&T Next18
  • $30.65 per month on AT&T Next12

As of now, it seems that Samsung's Galaxy Alpha will be offered only by AT&T, as Samsung is yet to announce tie-ups with other major wireless carriers in the United States.

Customers can choose to buy the Samsung Galaxy Alpha in Charcoal Black, Frosted Gold, and the Dazzling White colour schemes.

Key hardware aspects of Samsung Galaxy Alpha:

  • 4.7in display
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform
  • Exynos 5 Octa core processor
  • 12MP primary camera, and a 2.1MP secondary camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB fixed internal storage
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity options
  • 1860 mAh Li-Ion battery