It has been rumored many times this year that Samsung is going to release a premium smartphone with a metal build. Initially many thought that the company will simply release another Galaxy S5 variant that will have a metal body instead of a plastic one. That didn’t happen and soon the possibility that this might be a completely different device didn’t seem to far fetched. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been in the news a lot recently and while it hasn’t been officially confirmed, a retailer across the pond might have leaked its specifications.
There’s one thing to be gained for almost every leaked picture and rumor about the Galaxy Alpha that we have seen up till now, and that’s the possibility of it touting a metal build. If that’s true then that would certainly be one of its biggest selling point because Samsung is a company that traditionally sticks with plastic for its smartphones.
The retailer in question is based in the UK. Mobilefun is accepting preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the listing includes some specifications. It reads that the 32GB smartphone has a “metallic finish” and that it has a 4.7-inch 1,280×800 pixel resolution Super AMOLED display, an Exynos processor from Samsung, Android 4.4.2, a 12 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 4G support.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed any of this so of course it should be taken with a grain of salt. Rumor has it that the Galaxy Alpha might be unveiled in the second week of August. Mobilefun puts the price at £549 which translates into roughly $923 and its likely that this doesn’t take carrier subsidies in account.
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