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Samsung's mysterious Galaxy Alpha may be set for an official unveil as early as next week. The South Korean manufacturer has been rumored to be working on a device with a metallic chassis for a long time now. While earlier rumors referenced a high-end flagship dubbed the Galaxy S5 Prime, lately we've been hearing of a device with a much more modest spec sheet, which will allegedly be called Galaxy Alpha.

SamMobile, which has managed to snag pictures of the device earlier this month, mentions that the mobile will be launched on August 4. The device is rumored to feature mid-range hardware in the form of a 4.8-inch 720p screen, 32 GB internal memory and a fingerprint scanner. Essentially, the Galaxy Alpha is being positioned as a Galaxy S5 Mini with a metal body.

The timeline makes a certain amount of sense considering that Samsung will be focusing its attention on its next generation flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, which is slated for a launch at the IFA in Berlin in the month of September.

Launching the Galaxy Alpha a month ahead of IFA would give Samsung enough time to generate interest in the device before it eventually unveils the Galaxy Note 4, rumored to feature a three-sided display among other innovations.

What do you guys think of the Galaxy Alpha? Will the device be the catalyst that overturns Samsung's recent decline in fortunes? Let us know in the comments.

Source: SamMobile