Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs leak, launch allegedly pushed to August 12

Yesterday, we came across reports suggesting that Samsung’s metal-clad Android smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha might be coming on August 4 but new reports suggest otherwise. According to AllAboutSamsung, the Galaxy Alpha launch has been delayed to August 19. Along with the launch details, we also get to know some of the specs of the device.


The specs have been leaked, thanks to the AnTuTu benchmark listing. The device with the model number SM-G850F has been confirmed to be coming with a 4.8-inch display (Super AMOLED most probably) of 720p resolution. There’s Exynos 5433 Octa-core processor with Mali-T628 GPU on-board, which performs ably as seen in the benchmark screenshots. It’s the same Exynos processor which beat the Snapdragon 805 in the benchmark results we came across last month. So, the Galaxy Alpha seems to be powered pretty well.


Other specs we get to know is 32 GB of internal storage and unlike other Samsung smartphones, there’s no microSD expansion. On the camera front, there’s a 12 MP camera on the back and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The device will use a Nano SIM card slot. The device will also feature a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate monitor. According to the source, the design of the device hasn’t fully leaked, so we might get to see a surprise or two on August 12.

The device will aimed to take on the iPhone 6, which is supposed to be coming with a similar sized display and similar specs. We’ll have to wait and watch to see if the Galaxy Alpha manages to make any impact against the iPhone 6.