Galaxy Alpha visits the FCC ahead of rumored release next week

August 7, 2014
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Samsung’s metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is just around the corner, as confirmed by a recent visit to the FCC.

A device bearing the SM-G850F code number was spotted in the FCC’s certification database, a sure sign that its official launch can’t be far behind. The code number was associated in the past with a European version of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

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The FCC documents don’t reveal much new info about the long-rumored device, besides its precise dimensions of 133 by 67 millimeters. For comparison, the Galaxy S5, with its 5.1-inch screen, is 142 by 72.5 millimeters. As a refresher, the Galaxy Alpha is rumored to feature a 4.7 or 4.8 inches 720p display and a very thin profile of just 6 millimeters. Some other, obvious, features confirmed by the docs are Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC and LTE.

Last week, an unconfirmed report slated the release of the Alpha for August 13, next Wednesday. The device, which many consider to be aimed at the larger iPhone expected to launch in mid-September, has leaked extensively, including in two sets of hands-on images from earlier this week.

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