Depending on which rumor you believe, Samsung might be unveiling the Galaxy Alpha later today or on August 13. If it does get announced today, then we will be able to prove or disprove this latest batch of photos of the purported metallic device, as well as the latest rumor that it will come in 4.7 and 6.7 inch models.
The Galaxy Alpha has already been in the rumor mill for quite a few rounds, but after Samsung’s Q2 earnings report, it seems that the stakes have just been raised higher. Aside from the Galaxy Note 4 scheduled to take the spotlight next month, Samsung revealed that it was working on another high-end smartphone made out of new materials. Depending on which mix of specs you want to subscribe to, the Galaxy Alpha could very well be that mystery device. An Exynos 5433 that blows the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 of out the water, 2 GB of RAM and a handy 4.7, or 4.8-inch, 720p display, and an aluminum frame.
The Galaxy Alpha’s specs bore some resemblance to Apple‘s usual iPhone features. If that weren’t enough to convince you that Samsung was eying for something like an iPhone, then this batch of leaked photos would. Previous images of the Galaxy Alpha that we’ve seen before sported a black color scheme. But in white coating, the resemblance between the two rival brands becomes even more apparent. If Samsung employed a circular home button, one might even call this device an iPhone clone. After all, it also has a fingerprint scanner there.
However, that part about the Galaxy Alpha we already know a bit. But this last minute tip is definitely new. While it says that the size of the smartphone is 4.7 inches, instead of 4.8 in the last rumor, now we’re being led to believe that there will also be a 6.7-inch model. Apple was rumored to have two iPhone 6’s prepared, a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch. This might be Samsung copying that as well. But a 6.7-inch smartphone goes well beyond its Galaxy Mega giant. Then again, the Korean manufacturer isn’t one to shrink from launching a 7-inch phablet, so this 6.7-inch rumor isn’t as shocking as it is perplexing.