Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs and price outed by UK retailer

In a gaffe of sorts, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha was put up for pre-order by a UK retailer yesterday, before the listing was taken down in haste. But that didn’t stop its specifications and price from being revealed, and we now have a clear idea of what to expect from the smartphone.

A SIM-free variant of the Galaxy Alpha with 32GB of storage was made available for pre-order by Mobilefun at £549 according to GSM Arena. Most of that value could be attributed to the fact that Samsung has equipped the device with a metallic shell which is a big departure from its long-running loyalty to plastic.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Although the listing did not specify the release date for this smartphone, we know from a previous report that it could be unveiled on August 13. The specs which have come forward through this leak include a 4.7-inch display targeted straight towards competing with the upcoming iPhone 6. This panel will offer its visuals in 720p HD resolution.

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The Galaxy Alpha from Samsung will be powered by an octa core Exynos 5 Octa processor and will run the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. A 12MP main camera and a 2.1MP front snapper will also be present on it. Apart from all this, you can also expect a fingerprint scanner to ship along with it.

Here’s a clear look at the leaked specs of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha:

– Display: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Memory: 32GB storage (expandable)
– Processor: octa core Exynos 5 Octa
– Camera: 12MP rear, 2.1MP front

Black Model

Like we said, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha could be launched on August 13 and that’s when we expect to get a confirmation on all the information that’s out about the device at the moment.