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Galaxy Alpha to launch August 13th

News by Luke Jones on Friday August 01, 2014.

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Galaxy Alpha launch
Galaxy Alpha launch

Samsung's juggling act starts now with the company having to decide when to launch its slew of smartphones that will arrive in the next few months. We told you yesterday how the company will use the IFA show in Berlin to unveil the Galaxy Note 4, but Samsung has another handset heading our way in August, the Galaxy Alpha.

The device that was once known as the Galaxy S5 Prime and Galaxy F will be launched on August 13th according to All About Samsung. Other reports have pegged the device for an August 4th release, but we are more inclined to believe this mid-month report as there has been no word on any potential launch in the coming days.

When the Alpha does land it will put an end to one of the longest sagas in memory, where the device has been much leaked. The handset started as a smartphone that would take the fight to Apple on the iPhone 6, with the Alpha supposedly packing some high end specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, a QHD screen, and a metal body.

The metal body and processor are likely to still be in attendance, but it seems the panel will also be a lower end 720p display. The reason for that may be that Samsung is trying to offset the cost of the device against its metal construction by putting a cheaper screen on it. Aside from the screen, the Galaxy Alpha will sport a 12 megapixel camera, a 2 megapixel front facer and Android 4.4 on board.

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