the Galaxy Alpha leaks are showing no signs of stopping. We’ve seen it in live photos a couple of times and had its hardware details leak in the last week, and now more pictures have surfaced showing the black version of the device. The new pictures seem to be of a more final version of the Galaxy Alpha, and we have to say the phone looks rather stunning and sleek, at least on the sides where all the metal is present. One picture also shows that the Galaxy Alpha is a tad thinner than Apple’s iPhone, though the camera module on the former protrudes a bit compared to the rest of the body.
We have been somewhat skeptical of the Galaxy Alpha based on the images we had seen previously, but the latest batch of pictures indicate Samsung has actually done a good job with its first metallic Android phone. The Galaxy Alpha is expected to sport a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 80x processor, 2 GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, a fingerprint and heart rate sensor, 32 GB of non-expandable storage, a nano SIM slot, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and should be announced on August 13.
The base model number is Samsung SM-G850 with a letter identifying carrier and regional versions. The profiles confirm 720p resolution for the screen but surprisingly they differ in CPU clockspeed.
The G850A is listed with a 2.3GHz CPU, while most others are at 2.5GHz, except for the G850T, which lacks the max frequency field in the profile.
Here’s a breakdown of what each letter means:
The G850H is a bit unclear – the G900H is the Exynos 5 Octa version of the Galaxy S5 and is a 3G-only phone, so presumably the G850H is a 3G-only Galaxy Alpha.
Anyway, the Alpha is reportedly powered by an Exynos 5433 chipset. Details on that chipset are scarce but it will be the first clocked as high as 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz, normally that’s Snapdragon territory with Exynos topping out at 1.9GHz.