Galaxy F / S5 Prime / Alpha Release Date, Rumors, Specs: Samsung’s Upcoming Phone Fully Metal?

More details of the upcoming Samsung high-end phone have surfaced.

Samsung is believed to be producing a “premium” version of the Galaxy S5, which has been dubbed by various speculators as the Galaxy S5 Prime, the Galaxy F, and the Galaxy Alpha.

The phone is said to be going into production in July, and will be launched in August.

Samsung is also rumored to be doing a limited launch because the Galaxy Alpha/F/S5 Prime has a “metallic construction,” and the Korean tech giant is reliant on a Chinese firm that can produce only 1 million metal shells a month.

However, Samsung firmware tracking website SamMobile has some pictures of the device which reveal that the phone only uses “aluminum on the sides” and retains the “faux leather back” on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3.

SamMobile also notes that while the Galaxy Alpha is considered to be a step up from the Galaxy S5 Mini, it is will be sold as “another watered-down variant of the Galaxy S5.”

If the Galaxy Alpha really is an inferior version of the Galaxy S5, than it will certainly disappoint potential Galaxy S5 buyers who might be waiting for the “premium” Galaxy Alpha to be released before making a purchase.

Here are some speculated specifications of the phone.

Display: 4.8-inch screen, 720p resolution, 5.2-inch QHD, 2560 x 1440; 5.1-inch, 1080p4.7-inch Super AMOLED
Processor: 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-Core; Exynos 5433 
GPU: Adreno 420; Adreno 405
Camera: 16MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
Storage: 32GB, no external storage
Colors: Gold, Black, Metallic
Dimensions: 72.5 x 142mm
Battery: 3,000mAh
OS: Google Android KitKat 4.4.4
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