New set of leaked Galaxy Alpha images reveal metallic frame

As we get closer to the rumored launch of the Galaxy Alpha, more pictures of the finished version of the handset are bound to leak, as is the case today. A user on China's Weibo uploaded several images of what looks to be a retail version of the Galaxy Alpha.

From the images, it is evident that Samsung is not aiming for an overhaul in terms of design, instead focusing on making the device feel more premium. To this effect, the Galaxy Alpha has a metallic frame around the sides, much like the Xperia Z smartphones. The latest leak highlights a more polished metallic frame to the one we've seen in earlier images of the device.

The Galaxy Alpha is said to sport a 4.8-inch 720p display, Exynos 5433 PU, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 13 MP camera, fingerprint scanner, a nano-SIM card tray and Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Samsung is rumored to launch the device on August 13.

What do you guys think of the design of the Galaxy Alpha?

Source: Weibo; Via: SamMobile

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.