Metal-clad Samsung smartphone alleged to be the Galaxy Alpha leaks

Samsung is expected to launch a new smartphone allegedly known as the Galaxy Alpha, images of which have now leaked online exposing the device from all angles.

The smartphone seen above looks quite similar to the Galaxy S5 except for the metal edges and the rear which is also allegedly made of metal. Samsung has been rumoured to launch a premium variant of the Galaxy S5 under the Galaxy S5 Prime moniker for quite some time. However, this phone may not be the Prime if the alleged specifications are to be believed.

Hardware specifications supplied with the leaked images include a 4.8-inch 720p HD AMOLED display, an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel video calling camera running on Android KitKat 4.4.4 out of the box. The smartphone will also include the fingerprint scanner which was introduced in the Galaxy S5.

Direct comparison with the Galaxy S5 shows significantly toned down internals on the Alpha suggesting that the device might be a mid-range one. According to All About Samsung, the Galaxy Alpha will be launching on August 13 and we will know more about it once the smartphone becomes official.

Source: Sina Weibo via NWE | Images via Sina Weibo

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

HTC sales drop though quarter remains profitable

Next Story

Visual Studio 2013 update 3 hits RTM, can now be downloaded

31 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Too late, everyone knows that Samsung phones are plastic crap with a horrible bloated OS. Its like trying to convince someone to use Windows 8.1 after they tried Windows 8 and hated it.

It is easy to run out of ideas when you barf out a new phone every other month. I'm really sick of them just throwing things left and right at the market in the hopes that things will stick.

nyolc8 said,
boring design on these galaxies... same situation with iphones

Exactly, if the Original iPhone = Samsung's S700 Mp3 Player, then the Galaxy = second gen iPhone, and so on and on... Both have nothing to innovate!

I know everyone is griping about the same old look, but how much can you really change when you are designing a cell phone? I mean they already lost the stupid lawsuit with Apple, so how can they introduce something THAT different-looking than what they have already done?

I don't know jack about design and even I can think of a few cool ones. Among the all-metal designs, really like the new 930 though wish it was a bit slimmer. Sony is not too bad either with their Xperia phones. And the HTC One M7, not M8, was pretty sexy.

Here's a few:
- Remove the obnoxious Samesung logo on the front.
- Ditch the fake leather. Instead, maybe something like the Nexus 5's back?
- Get rid of the navigation buttons.
- Not a aesthetic property, but ditch Exynos.

Basically, Samsung needs to make a Nexus 5 Note.

EDIT: Decouple TouchWiz from Samsung's Android allowing for a AOSP/GPE/Nexus experience when disabled.

It's no wonder some people refer to Samsung as "Samesung," this looks nearly identical to the designs of the S3, S4, S5, Note 2, and Note 3. I used to love Samsung phones until they keep pushing out the same garbage.

Exynos is only for India. People here buy Samsung phones only for status. Samsung loves to dupe them.

Anyway, looking at those pics. the phone looks like they have coated plastic on metal body as Samsung just cannot get plastic out of their minds :p

FloatingFatMan said,
Where does it say the Exynos is only for India?

It's an unwritten rule. Samsung has so far not released a Snapdragon 800 based phone in India. Samsung sells inferior variants in developing countries as people there are less informed and consumer rights are not strong.

sanke1 said,

It's an unwritten rule. Samsung has so far not released a Snapdragon 800 based phone in India. Samsung sells inferior variants in developing countries as people there are less informed and consumer rights are not strong.

I'm in the UK, and my UK model Note 2 has an Exynos processor. So, so much for your "unwritten rule"... :p

FloatingFatMan said,

I'm in the UK, and my UK model Note 2 has an Exynos processor. So, so much for your "unwritten rule"... :p

UK may be a developing country according to Samsung :p

But it was always the Exynos till Note 2. The problem started from Galaxy S4 and continued with Note 3 and S5, where Samsung has used Snapdragon based chipsets for Europe and America and used Exynos based chipsets for India for those models.

sanke1 said,
Anyway, looking at those pics. the phone looks like they have coated plastic on metal body as Samsung just cannot get plastic out of their minds :p

And all iPhone users I know neither can get plastic covers out of their (Cheapest metal on earth) aluminum iPhones!