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Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked - small, but made of metal

Rumored and leaked Samsung devices may no longer be a novelty, but the Samsung Galaxy Alpha proves to be quite a unique smartphone. It is not mid-end, but it is also not a high-end product.
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July 23, 2014
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Rumored and leaked Samsung devices may no longer be a novelty, but the Samsung Galaxy Alpha proves to be quite a unique smartphone. It is not mid-end, but it is also not a high-end product. It’s somewhere in the middle, bearing elements from both sides of the spectrum.

The device is surprisingly small, with a 4.7-inch screen blessing its front side. Confidential sources claim the device will have the same screen as the Samsung Galaxy S3. We know this can’t be entirely true, as the Galaxy S3 had a slightly bigger 4.8-inch display. Maybe it will be a Super AMOLED 720p screen?

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Regardless, there is one rumor that has most of our attention. Samsung has gone and done the unthinkable by adding what could be a metallic frame to this device. The metal of choice is said to be aluminum, while the front and back are still plastic and that rubbery, leathery material they seem to love so dearly.

Details are scarce, but some specs are said to include 32 GB of internal storage (with no external storage expandability) and a fingerprint reader. It seems there may also be an LTE-A version and it will be connected via a nano SIM card. We also have images coming from a couple sources, so chances are at least the looks and external specs are correct.

It may not be the powerful device we are always hoping for, but the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will cover a very important niche market. It is well-built and includes some high-end features like that fingerprint reader. It’s also small and should come with fair specs, placing it somewhere between the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy S5.

More news on this device should be showing up soon, so stay tuned. Also remember to take all of this information with a grain of salt. Rumors are just that: rumors. At least until an announcement or more official details come through.