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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Samsung recently debuted its new flagship phone, the Galaxy Alpha. With no press event and little fanfare, Samsung quietly took the wraps off its newest device, which features a metal case around a 4.7-inch screen, making it just smaller than the Galaxy S5. Its camera and battery fall a little shy of the Galaxy S5, too, placing the device in line with other mid-range smartphones. The Alpha isn’t a bare bones release, though, as it has a couple nice features like a fingerprint scanner and “ultra-power-saving mode.” The best part about the phone, though, is that metal case, which addresses one of Samsung customers’ biggest complaints: their phones feel cheap in your hand. The phone, which doesn’t have a price yet, is scheduled to launch sometime in September – right around the time the company is set to unveil its Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Alpha isn’t a device that’ll replace your iPhone 5S or LG G3, but it’s worth checking out if you’re looking for a solid midrange device.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.