Samsung Galaxy Alpha shows up in live photos, shows off metal edges and 4.7-inch display

BY Evan Selleck

Published 23 Jul 2014

Galaxy Alpha

There’s been a lot of talk about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha, what was being previously called the Galaxy F, and its metal construction. While many believed that it would be an all-metal handset, numerous reports have suggested that Samsung would use a very minimal amount of metal in their upcoming “flagship” handset. Turns out, those reports could very well turn out to be true.

In a report published by SamMobile, the rumored Galaxy Alpha has reportedly been photographed out there in the real world, showcasing all of its metal-tuned curves, a small(er) display, and a faux leather back cover.

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The report cites an unnamed source for the photos, and goes on to list some of the minor details regarding the device. Those include a 4.7-inch display, which, as noted in the report, “has the same display as the Galaxy S III’s.” Additionally, it will reportedly feature 32GB of built-in storage, a nano SIM card slot, and Samsung’s fingerprint scanner. The report also notes that this will be a device that falls somewhere in line between the Galaxy S5 mini, and the standard flagship Galaxy S5. Moreover, it notes that this handset will come to market as another “watered-down” variant of the Galaxy S5. Which would seem to indicate that its “iPhone killer” status won’t pan out, and it won’t be marketed as a flagship –or Galaxy S5– replacement at all.

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The Galaxy Alpha is still rumored to launch in August, and as we near that particular month, we should start seeing more of the handset, and more details should leak forth.

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Based on what you’ve seen and heard so far, are you interested in the Galaxy Alpha?

[via SamMobile]