Latest rumor suggests August 13 launch for Galaxy Alpha

It looks like Samsung's all-metallic Galaxy Alpha may not launch on August 4 as previously assumed, as the latest rumor from AllAboutSamsung suggests that the device is slated for a launch on August 13, three weeks before IFA.

The mid-range handset is said to feature a 4.7-inch 720p screen, an octa-core processor, most likely the Exynos 5 Octa 5433, which has four Cortex A15 cores and four Cortex A7 cores. Other rumored specs include 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory and a 12 MP camera along with a 2.1 MP front shooter. Interestingly, it looks like Samsung will offer a nano-SIM slot with the Galaxy Alpha, according to the leaked image of the device.

While the launch date seems uncertain, what is looking more and more likely is Samsung's intention to launch the device ahead of the IFA, where the Galaxy Note 4 will be the main focus. We'll bring you more information on the device as and when we receive it.

Are you excited about the all-metallic Galaxy Alpha? What are you looking forward to the most from the device?

Source: AllAboutSamsung

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.