More than the Galaxy Note 4, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has captured the attention of tech enthusiasts recently, as the device is expected to be Samsung’s first foray into making a metallic phone powered by Android. We’ve already seen a slew of photos of the Galaxy Alpha and heard about some of its specs, and today the metal-clad handset is in the news once again as photos of the white model have emerged online, along with more detailed specs thanks to a UK retailer who has jumped the gun and listed the device before launch.
The white model looks pretty similar to the black version, though it looks like the new photos could be showing a more finished version of the device, as it looks more polished than the black model. There’s something of an iPhone vibe going on here, especially on the sides where there is a chamfered rim that looks rather attractive. The overall look isn’t exactly impressive, but it certainly is somewhat a departure from Samsung’s generally boring and stale design language.
In addition to the new images, we are also getting more details on the phone’s hardware, thanks to UK retailer MobileFun’s listing. The Galaxy Alpha is priced at £549, and according to the listing, will feature an Exynos 5 octa-core processor “for unprecendented speed and multitasking”, a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, 32GB of storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera with “superfast autofocus,” fingerprint and heart rate sensors, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 4.4.2.
Now, there’s no telling if MobileFun actually has official details or whether it has simply listed what previous leaks have said. However, with the Galaxy Alpha slated for an August 13 announcement, it won’t be long before we find out just what Samsung’s upcoming metallic phone offers (hopefully a lot given that high price tag, or devices like the HTC One M8 will contine to be better choices for those looking for a premium smartphone.)