Leaked photos give us our closest look yet at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, this time in white

August 4, 2014

The much rumoured Samsung Galaxy Alpha is hardly a secret anymore, and these latest high quality images give us the clearest look yet at Samsung’s upcoming 4.8-inch smartphone.

The Galaxy Alpha is expected to be a compact handset, with hardware more in-line with what you would expect from a flagship smartphone. As well as premium internal hardware, Samsung also looks to be making the switch over to an aluminium metal frame this time around.

Contrary to previously leaked images of the smartphone, these latest shots suggest that the Galaxy Alpha may have dropped the infamous dimpled back panel design from the Galaxy S5, or at least may come in a smooth back option as well.

I can’t help but notice a heavy resemblance to the Galaxy S2 currently sitting on my desk. Perhaps we should take this a good sign, the company is finally updating a modern classic. Alternatively, you might construe the familiar look as a worrying stagnation in innovation.

For a quick recap, the Galaxy Alpha is rumored to be arriving with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720p, an Exynos 5433 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera with accompanying 2 megapixel front facing image sensor, 32GB of internal memory, fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

With solid hardware specs and an aesthetically pleasing design, perhaps this will be smartphone to help lift poor compact smartphone sales. The Galaxy Alpha is expected to officially launch on August 13th.

Comments

  • Shark Bait

    so like an iphone 4 crossed with and s2. How is it possible for Samsung to be so bad a originality!

  • Brandon Power

    Looks like s2

    • http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.com/ Martens Nkem

      The note 3 looks like an S2

  • Guest

    so like an iphone 4 crossed with and s2. How is it possible for Samsung to be so bad a originality!

    Why couldn’t they use their flexible panels and reduce that bezel size, then that would have a lovely clean, minimalist design, that revives the classic s2 design

    edit: did a quick little mock up

  • Shark Bait

    so like an iphone 4 crossed with and s2. How is it possible for Samsung to be so bad a originality!

    Why couldn’t they use their flexible panels and reduce that bezel size, then that would have a lovely clean, minimalist design, that revives the classic s2 design

    edit: did a quick mock up

    • Woe of [S]unjΔy

      The lack of symmetry with the bezels would get no my nerves. Also, home buttons and capacitve buttons are outdated and go against Android’s new design principles. Samsung needs to get on with the times.

      • Dark_Laser

        I agree with the bezel symmetry, but no, I prefer capacitive buttons. Google is just wrong on this.

      • Shark Bait

        I agree on the lack of symmetry too, but Samsung insists on physical buttons to put a fingerprint scanner in to match apple at every time, so I thought it was the only option

    • Cicero

      Brand recognition. They spend alot to be here at this (money and time). This Alpha it is looking like ip6 IMO. And Alpha is marketed for everybody not for tech guys. The last is having other choices aka Note4 and S5. Everything is depending on price now.

  • Woe of [S]unjΔy

    Samsung has no plans to fix their ugly designs.

  • sid

    I just hope samsung doesnt bring out this as Note 4! Thas my biggest fear! I’ve been saving up since march! If it is then no doubt my money will go out in lg or htc’s pockets!

  • wat

    720p noooooooooooo iphone 6 has higher dpi you failed Samsung. You have to actually work hard to stand out from chinese OEMs now Sammy. Get to it.

  • Roj Beraña

    LOOKS LIKE AN IPHONE!

  • Dayshifter

    I personally think that this is Samsung’s answer to all the other Chinese Smartphone. Well, I hope so.

  • Jay Benedict Ladera

    All that I see here is an iPhone clone. Come on Samsung! You can do better than that!

  • udit

    Man thia phone is beautiful .. Especially from the sides… The sides are beautiful

  • overload

    seems like samsung galaxy s2 is coming back in all new frame and specs

  • Abel Mengistab

    Meet the all new Samsung Galaxy S2 – I mean “Alpha”.

  • http://ssc-result.org/ DILEEP KUMAR

    Man thia cellphone is wonderful .. Especially from the edges… The ends are beautiful professional wordpress themes

  • tony solinan

    This premium phone should have been in the S5,when it was on the market, as I am not interested in paying for a premium A,I am looking for a new GPE S5,now in the last week or two I’ve seen photos of this, but whether the photos were real or not I don’t know!