As the Samsung Galaxy Alpha edges ever closer to an official launch, we’ve just had our clearest look yet at what is claimed to be Samsung’s first smartphone with a premium metal design.
Thought to be made to compete directly with the iPhone 6 when it arrives next month, the Galaxy Alpha is a slimmed down Galaxy S5 with a sharp new suit, featuring metal and even polished chamfered edges - just like those on the iPhone 5s.
The Alpha is expected to have a 4.8-inch display with a 720p HD resolution - almost the same size as the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 - along with a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, 13-megapixel camera and 32GB of storage.
Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Galaxy Alpha was tipped by some sources - including SamMobile - to arrive today, 4 August, but now we hear this may have slipped to the 13th. We hope to see more of the handset at the IFA technology trade show in Berlin at the start of September.
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