THE SAMSUNG GALAXY ALPHA is available to pre-order at O2 ahead of its release on 12 September.
On the O2 website, the Galaxy Alpha is available to pre-order on a number of different tariffs, with the operator promising to ship orders on 12 September. O2 is offering the phone in black, white and silver, suggesting that the gold model might be exclusive to a rival mobile operator.
Those after a free handset can pick up the handset on a £38, £43 or £48 contract, all of which come with unlimited minutes and unlimited texts, and 2GB, 5GB and 8GB of data, respectively.
If you don't mind handing over some cash to pick up the Galaxy Alpha, it can be picked up on a £33 contract for £49.99, or on a £28 contract for £119.99. Both of these tariffs offer 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
This pricing matches fairly closely with that estimated by retailer Mobiles.co.uk last month, which claimed that the Galaxy Alpha would be available for around £40 per month - more expensive than its flagship Galaxy S5 predecessor and the iPhone 5S.
O2 has yet to start selling the Galaxy Alpha on pay as you go, but it promises that this option is "coming soon".
The Galaxy Alpha, despite its HD 720p screen, does boast some high end specifications, including Samsung's octa-core Exynos 5 chip under the bonnet, 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. There's also a 12MP rear-facing camera, a built-in fingerprint sensor, a heart rate scanner and a 1,850mAh battery
Check out our Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date, pricing and features roundup. µ