Galaxy Alpha leaked in clearest pictures yet

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 5, 2014

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After a string of leaks and a semi-official acknowledgement from a Samsung executive, the Galaxy Alpha is all but confirmed. Just yesterday we saw a set of hands-on images of the white version of the device, and now, new high-quality shots give us another look at the metal-framed Galaxy Alpha.

The images, via Tinh Te, were published on a new Twitter account called @culeaks, with zero prior activity, but they seem very credible and match earlier reports.

We get a good look at the aluminum frame going around the edges of the Galaxy Alpha, with chamfered edges and a sculpted profile, as well as the speaker grill placed on the bottom of the phone.

In a side by side shot with what looks to be the iPhone 5S, we can see that the Galaxy Alpha is significantly slimmer than Apple’s device, which is 7.6 millimeters across. An older report claimed the Alpha will be just 6 millimeters thick.

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On the front and back, the Alpha sports Samsung’s typical design, including a variant of the dimpled texture that the Korean giant introduced with the Galaxy S5.

Besides the six images, @culeaks also tweeted a rundown of the Alpha’s alleged specifications. The only new thing is the battery capacity, at 1850 mAh.

We expect Samsung to launch the Galaxy Alpha by the end of the summer. A report from last week pegged August 13 as the big day, but we’ve yet to hear anything official on the matter.

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  • Luka Mlinar

    I f*** knew it! evleaks was nothing than another promotional outlet. He leaves and miraculously another one pops up to take his place. Leak a photo, stand back and enjoy millions worth of free advertizing.

    • Rajvir Singh

      This is not EVLeaks…
      The pictures aren’t blurry enough to meet the Evleaks standards..

      • Luka Mlinar

        LoL fair enough. Still it’s interesting how everyone is falling in line to post this. I don’t believe anything today happens by chance or let alone free.

  • Rajvir Singh

    Bet these will be pretty much the iPhone 6 specs except that iPhone might have a 8MP camera only.. And this is a Lower Mid-Range device..

    • abazigal

      That and the iphone 6 won’t have touchwiz bloating up the system.

      • das

        TW is best u dont know nothing

        • abazigal

          Which means that I do know something (seeing that you used a double negative there). ;)

          • das

            what ?

        • T.J.

          Nuh uh!

    • Marc Perrusquia

      You do realize there’s a lot more to cameras than megapixel count right?

      • Mozaik

        Shh , he is apple haters and doesn’t know specs means nothing if software is not good.

  • avyfa

    1850 mAh? Really?

    • MasterMuffin

      That’s the stupid thing about slim phones :)

      • Oobiewan

        I’ve got a T2 Ultra: 7.7 mm, 3000 mAh, love it :P

        • MasterMuffin

          That phone is huge though

      • sdf

        Samsung’s engineering*

    • filaos

      Sure won’t mix well with the hungry A15.

  • MasterMuffin

    This could be a great midranger, but the rumored price is of a high end phone…

    • Marc Perrusquia

      It’s not a midranger, it has an exynos 5443, that outperforms the snapdragon 805 coupled with the 720p display for less performance drain this thing is an absolute beast.

      • MasterMuffin

        It’s a high end midranger ;)

  • T.J.

    No more usb3?

    • Same thing I said, why go back to USB 2.0 but then again I see this as only a tester device so no need to pump the best into it.

  • Fer

    Just another boring cheapsung…

  • terpski

    yawn… boring phone…go away samsung

    • Shark Bait

      Totally agree, how is it possible for such a big company to not employ one creative. Ohhhg yeah Sammy is ran from the legal and marketing departments

  • filaos

    One courageous design and audacious spec sheet from Samsung…

  • Alfonso Fraire

    culeaks hahaha in italian it’s like a crasis for “ass licker”

  • shmigga

    If my calculations are correct, the Alpha will be about 6.3 mm thin. Not bad.

  • Will S.

    Its very hard to get excited about a Samsung phone any more. They have simply gone over the top.

  • Kyle

    evleaks is gone, culeaks is born

  • BatDroid

    Release a GPe, it will destroy all benchmarks.

  • jclgan

    The metal-like frame makes the device look more solid, but it still has the S5-ish back. I suppose that’s the tradeoff of wanting a removable battery, but I wish Samsung would use something like an LG-esque design, either similar to the G3 or even Nexus 5.

  • Yuri Birfer

    Love my Nexus 5 that I just got in June of this year, it was a big decision for me since I sold my iPhone 5S 32GB space Grey and not regretting not even one bit, I love my Kit Kat 4.4.4 and can’t wait for L to be released as full version later on to enjoy this phone even more

  • Sky Baun

    i’ll consider samsung once they get rid of touchwiz