Samsung Galaxy Alpha UK Release and pre-order Details Announced

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to bring a more premium feel to Samsung's smartphone lineup. A UK retailer has revealed its price and specs, and began taking pre-orders before quickly taking it down.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK beginning next Thursday, August 28. Customers can order either from the Samsung UK store or selected retail partners. The phone will be available in the UK beginning September 10 at the Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City, while going on sale from retail partners such as Carphone Warehouse beginning September 12.Carriers Three and EE have previously stated they will be offering the device if you are interested in getting it on a subsidized price with a contract.

If you're in the United Kingdom, you can pre-order an unlocked device for £549 ($923). At the time of writing, the webpage is live, and says the 32GB smartphone has a "metallic finish" and one color option is black