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Samsung Galaxy Alpha tipped for August 4 unveil with metallic construction

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galaxy-alphaJust as the world was about to abandon hope for an extra-sturdy, “premium-looking” metal-clad Samsung smartphone, given the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime’s debut as a bland, plastic-made S5 LTE-A, reports of a Galaxy Alpha or S5 Alpha started piling up.

And not only groundless speculation, but live photos of the device too, showcasing not quite the design revolution we had in mind, but an evolution nevertheless. Plastic is supposed to be mixed with aluminum on Alpha’s chassis, albeit the purported timing of the bad boy’s release suggests, well, it’s not such a bad boy after all.

September is the traditional month of Galaxy Notes, and Sammy doesn’t want other high-enders to rain on the parade of the Note 4, its rookie Quad HD display effort. Ergo, whispers of the Galaxy Alpha being an Asian-exclusive experiment with upper mid-range specifications make perfect sense, and are corroborated by numerous sources, Sam Mobile included.

The “everything for your Samsung mobile”-covering blog also claims to have the exclusive scoop on the precise introduction date of the Android king’s first semi-metallic smartphone. Drumroll, please, it’s… August 4, i.e. next Monday.

So soon? But the hardware picture is still a little fuzzy. I mean, we (think we) know a 4.8-inch 720p display is in tow, along with fingerprint recognition technology and non-expandable 32 GB internal storage, but what about processing power, RAM, battery capacity, cameras and whatnot? Oh, well, in a way, it’s refreshing to be in a haze prior to a high-profile Android gadget’s unveil… for once.

Via [Sam Mobile]

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