Samsung Galaxy Alpha Rumor Roundup

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It has been an insanely busy week for the rumor mill in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and there’s been so much to touch on, we thought it was time for a Samsung Galaxy Alpha rumor roundup.

Earlier in the month, we told you about the 4.7-inch device dubbed the Galaxy Alpha, and how it was tipped for an August release. Since that time, we’ve been hit with a slew of photos showing the actual handset, and we’ve gotten not one, but two release dates in the past few days. Lest we forget the specs, those have been outed as well.galaxy.alpha

SamMobile dropped a batch of photos earlier in the week that show the device rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. At the time, little was known aside from the fact that the smartphone was said to have a 4.8-inch 720p display, 32GB of non-expandable storage, and a fingerprint scanner. It has an aluminum band around the outside, and definitely has a more premium look than the Galaxy S5.

Soon after, the same site received word that the Galaxy Alpha was coming on August 4th and today allaboutsamsung.de chimed in to say the release date had been bumped back to August 13th. Either day could be on the money or both could be off – it is the nature of the beast. Regardless, Samsung will send out invites very soon, and this mystery will be solved.galaxy-alpha-3

As for the device itself, it’s interesting going off new benchmarks that surfaced today. The Galaxy Alpha will most certainly be 4.8-inches and look similar to the device we’ve shown. It will have an Exynos 5433 (Snapdragon variant is possible), 2GB of RAM and a Mali-T628 GPU. There is 32GB of internal storage, and we finally learned the cameras will be of the 12MP/2MP variety. A fingerprint/heart rate sensor is a lock, but there is no microSD slot and we don’t know if it will be water-resistant like the S5.

We fully expect Samsung to show off the Galaxy Alpha sometime within the next few weeks, and it will be interesting to see how fans take to the device. The company made some odd choices with the Alpha, and while it looks nice on paper, it may not be the Premium device their fans have been looking for.

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.