New information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been leaked.
The Korean tech giant was previously believed to be producing a “high-end” variant of the Galaxy S5. This new model has been dubbed the Galaxy S5 Prime, Galaxy F, and Galaxy Alpha.
The phone, which is believed to be of metallic construction, will be going into production in July, and is set for an August launch.
However, SamMobile, a website that tracks Samsung firmware updates as well as rumors about upcoming products, recently leaked information that the phone will only have “aluminum on the sides,” retains the “faux leather back” on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, and only has a screen resolution of 720p.
SamMobile followed up the report with more information from the developer console, which confirms that the Galaxy Alpha has a 4.8-inch, 720p screen.
The phone also has no “S5” designation, which suggests that it is not going to be part of Samsung’s flagship phone line.
SamMobile does note that while the Galaxy Alpha is a step up from the Galaxy S5 Mini, it is will be sold as “another watered-down variant of the Galaxy S5.”
If SamMobile’s information is true, that earlier official Samsung remarks are accurate, after all.
Samsung’s CEO JK Shin has said that a “premium” model of the Galaxy S5 is not in the works.
Here are the speculated specifications of the phone so far.
Display: 4.8-inch screen, 720p resolution
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
OS: Google Android KitKat 4.4.4