Samsung may turn to metal builds for future iterations of its flagship devices. At least, that's what leaks of the the high-end Galaxy Alpha seem to suggest, which will be a shinier, prettier version of its polymer counterparts.
SamMobile reports that the Galaxy Alpha will have a metallic chassis and a 4.8-inch display, but that its resolution will be limited to 720p (cue the sad trombone). It will also sport the same faux leather backing that’s become standard on its current generation of devices, like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3.
The leaked photos of the Alpha make it look similar to the Tizen-powered Samsung Z we peeped at earlier this summer during the Tizen Developers Conference.
Just like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Alpha will have a fingerprint scanner embedded into its Home button. It will also be limited to 32GB of internal storage, however, since it won't have an expansion slot. Vietnamese site Tinh te also reports that there will be an LTE-A version.
While there seems to be plenty of speculation about what the Galaxy Alpha will look like, there’s not much that hints to what is powering the phone on the inside. Up until recently, the Galaxy Alpha was referred to as the Galaxy S5 Prime, but these initial specifications seem to suggest that the only premium part about it is its metal build. Some rumors also suggest that the Galaxy Alpha will be a limited release as Samsung is considering metal construction for its future device launches.