A device matching the model number of the upcoming Galaxy Alpha has just been spotted undergoing certification at the FCC, which gives us additional information regarding the device. The certification documents reveal dimensions of 133 x 67 mm, which indicates that the Galaxy Alpha is smaller than the Galaxy S5, which features dimensions of 142 x 72.5 mm.
There is no indication as to how thin the device is, although a set of leaked images from earlier this month highlighted the fact that the Galaxy Alpha is thinner than the 7.6 mm thick iPhone 5s. Other features ousted by the FCC filing include Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, and presence of LTE bands 2 and 5, which makes sense considering the device undergoing certification is the European version of the device with a model number SM-G850F. In the US, the device is allegedly going to be available via AT&T and T-Mobile.
The Galaxy Alpha is set to be officially announced on August 13, with the actual availability slated for a month after the unveil. The accelerated timeline is said to be favoured by Samsung as the South Korean manufacturer looks set to focus its attention on the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA in a month's time.