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

More photo evidence has appeared of Samsung's compact Galaxy Alpha smartphone, this time in white and without the dimpled back panel design.
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.