Galaxy Alpha smartphone, which has been in rumours for a long time, reportedly made an appearance at a Yacht show in Russia ahead of the official launch, inciting excitement among Samsung fans.
Samsung sponsored 'PROyachting 2014 ' event was dotted with Galaxy Alpha banners across an unknown harbor in Russia, officially confirming the existence of the device. It is said that the company funded this small 'regatta' (boat-sailing) event to promote the upcoming Galaxy Alpha, which is set to be formally unveiled in Russia later this week.
Russian technology blog, Hi-Tech Mail posted the exclusive images from the event. In one of the photos, one attendee was even seen holding the alleged Galaxy Alpha phone. The webpage was taken down soon after the report went wild on the Internet, but by then SamMobile and few other blogs had taken screen shots of the photos. [To view, click here]
A related report coming from far west (Brazil) has revealed the internal components of the Galaxy Alpha.
A technology blog, Tecmondu has got hold of the snapshot of the Samsung's internal presentation. In the picture, we can see the Galaxy Alpha phone with the specifications list. [To view, click here]
The phone was reportedly shown featuring a 4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) screen, Octa-core CPU, Android v4.4 KitKat, 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory, 12.0-megapixel camera 2.1-megapixel snapper, 1860 mAh battery, Bluetooth v4.0 and USB v3.0.
Like Galaxy S5, the upcoming new Samsung phone is also said to boast of value-added features like finger-print sensor and heart-rate monitor.
The website has claimed that the Galaxy Alpha will be unveiled in mid-August and wil go on sale in Brazil for BRL2,399 (around $1,050/€784/₹64,260) around September-October.
Though the leaked features are in line with the previous reports, the price-tag of the device seems too expensive for an HD phone. Samsung is yet to respond to the rumours twirling on the internet and until the company clears the air over the rumours, this report will remain as pure speculations only.
Leaked specifications of Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F):
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)|
|Display||4.8-inch HD (720x1280p) screenPixel density :close 320 dpi (dots per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||Exynos 5433 Octa-core CPU (ARM v7)|
|Storage capacity||32GB (not expandable)|
|Camera||Main: 12.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flashFront: 2.1-megapixel camera (full-HD video recording ability)|
|Add-ons||Nano-SIM card slot, Finger-print sensor, Heart-rate sensor, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB v3.0, A-GPS/GLONASS|