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Samsung to launch Galaxy Alpha / S5 Prime ‘full metal’ smartphone in August


The rumored Samsung Galaxy Alpha with a metal exterior is expected to be launched on August 13 and will be Samsung’s first full-metal smartphone to take on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.

Earlier, rumors revealed that the full metal device will be called as Galaxy F but ETNews on Monday reported that the smartphone will be called as “Galaxy Alpha”. Samsung had gained rights to the Galaxy Alpha name indicating that the company will be using the name for upcoming device.

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The Galaxy Alpha is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch AMOLED display, Samsung Exynos Octa 5 chipset and will be powered by the new Snapdragon 805 processor introduced in the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The device will be called as a “card phone” and has 6mm thickness equal to a stack of five credit cards. The full-metal device is also expected to be compatible with LTE-A network.

Samsung’s move to include a premium full-metal body instead of a leather back is seen as a way to compete with Apple iPhone. Leaked images revealed an all metal back while some reports have images which show a metal exterior with plastic panels. The close up shot of the device shows the extra-thin bezels.

Industry sources indicated that the Galaxy Alpha is likely to be launched in August before the release of the iPhone 6 that is set to be launched in September. Samsung is also rumored to launch the Galaxy S6 by the end of the year though some reports indicate a 2015 launch and Apple readies itself for tough competition from its rival.

Recently, an image has been leaked for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy F / S5 Prime by popular leakster @Evleaks. But the  S5 Prime and Galaxy Alpha are the different names for same device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Recent tweet from Samsung Exynos shows an image (posted above) that provides the information about the eye-scanning for making payment transactions from the smartphone. The feature was expected to come to Samsung Galaxy Note 4. But according to reports, the new eye scanner would be placed inside Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone.

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