With the iPhone 6 seeing over 10 million sales over the weekend, it came as no surprise for Apple’s number one phone manufacturing competitor, Samsung, to announce that the company’s answer to the iPhone 6 is going on sale online towards the end of this month, exclusively at AT&T.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which is the Samsung’s answer to the iPhone in terms of both looks and specs, is officially launching in the United States on September 26th.
Samsung’s metal-framed phone will be available online and from AT&T retailers beginning on Sept. 26, starting at about $200 with a two-year contract, the company said on Monday.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was first announced in August.
The svelte Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7-inch HD display, which is the same size as the iPhone 6. The screen is on the smaller side compared to the other Samsung option — the Galaxy S5 clocks in at 5.1 inches — and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. It runs on KitKat, the latest Android mobile operating system.
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the device lets you combine Wi-Fi and LTE connections to transfer data quickly, as well as a power-saving mode, which turns off non-essential apps and switches the screen to black and white. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor built into the home button.
With a 10% charge, the phone can stay alive up to a full day while still receiving calls and texts, Samsung says. The Alpha also holds 32GB of storage and a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, plus a 12-megapixel rear camera. Customers will have a choice of three colors: white, black and gold.