News by Luke Jones on Monday August 11, 2014.
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Yes, we managed to go a whole week without a story on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, but with the handset set to launch before the end of September we have some more information ready to go. This time a leak seems to show the official specs for what will be the Korean company's first smartphone built from metal.The leak comes from a photo presentation slide that seems to be highlighting some of the Galaxy Alpha?s core features. It reveals that the handset will be a mid-range affair and not the high end device we once thought that it would be. That said, it should still shape up to be a solid standalone smartphone, especially if you are looking for something with a smaller screen. The panel will be Samsung's Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution and with a size of 4.7-inches. In terms of performance, the Galaxy Alpha will be a little below flagship, although it will still do well with either Samsung?s octa-core Exynos or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (depending on region) paired with 2GB of RAM. Samsung has not included a MicroSD card slot this time out, although the base storage of the Alpha will be 32GB. Connectivity will be potent, with Bluetooth 4.0 and a USB 3.0 port on board, while the home button will double as a heart rate monitor like on the Galaxy S5 flagship. As for the metal, the device will still feature Samsung's rubberized rear plate that has divided opinion, but it will rest on a metal frame. In other words, the sides of the Alpha will be metal. We are not sure how to take all this. On one hand the Galaxy Alpha is a little disappointing from it specs right down to the fact it is not really metal. However, there is also enough about this handset to make us think it could be an interesting smartphone, but Samsung will have to get the price right because this is not a premium device. source: SamMobile
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