Samsung Galaxy Alpha coming to AT&T Sept. 26

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Samsung's Galaxy Alpha, the latest in the company's never-ending avalanche of devices, is coming exclusively to AT&T this Friday.

The carrier announced Monday that you can order the smartphone online or head into one of the AT&T retail stores to pick one up.

The Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1280x720 resolution. It is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor with 32GB of storage. The back camera is 12MP, with a front-facing 2.1MP selfie cam.

The phone runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and includes the usual suite of Samsung software, such as S Health.

The Galaxy Alpha also sports a metal frame, seeking to break away from the criticism that Samsung devices lack the high-end feel of competitors like the HTC One. Given that it is smaller than both the Galaxy S4 and Note 4, it is targeted at those who may want less device in their hands but don't just want another cheap-looking phone.

You can get the Galaxy Alpha for $200 on contract, or opt for one of the AT&T Next installment plans. The 18-month option means forking over $25.55 monthly, with the 12-month plan at $30.65. 

If you want to buy it outright with no contract the phone will cost you $613. You can get it in the obligatory fancy color names of Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, or Frosted Gold.

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