Samsung’s knack for releasing a plethora of Android based smartphones never goes. From high-end to low-end, Samsung has really stacked up many options for its customers to choose from. With that said, the rumor mill has brought along pictures of another Samsung device.
The smartphone in question is called the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and shares striking similarity with its fellow Galaxy brethren. Although, the Galaxy Alpha marks Samsung’s first introduction of polished metal edges, which look quite good. The edges were first introduced by Apple in the iPhone 5, and Korean giant has most probably copied that bit too. Speaking of the iPhone, the comparison images show that the device is remarkably thin than the 7.6mm Apple iPhone. Rest of the design is traditional Samsung.
As far as specification go, the smartphone is well stacked. It is said to boast a Samsung-made Exynos 5433octa-core chipset, which by the benchmark numbers scored higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC. The phone packs a 12MP rear camera with what is claimed to be ‘super-fast autofocus’, while the front-facing camera is 2MP affairs. The Galaxy Alpha is also confirmed to pack a 4.7-inch 720p HD display. Despite previous rumors claiming otherwise, the Galaxy Alpha won’t be coming with a QHD display. Other specs include 32GB internal storage, which is not user-expendable. It is well equipped in the connectivity department as well, with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The smartphone will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, with Samsung’s proprietary Touchwiz UI on top. Suffice to say, Samsung will also load this device with same kinky perks. The battery is also removable and has an 1850mAh capacity, which for an Android of this level is low. Perhaps it will boast battery saving features, and such.
The smartphone is expected to be announced on August 12, but recent rumors have claimed it might get pushed to September.