Samsung Galaxy Alpha's rumored specs are slightly lower than the current Galaxy S5 that may remain the top end Samsung smartphone even after Galaxy Alpha's speculated launch tomorrow.
Samsung's long-rumored Galaxy Alpha smartphone is finally going to become a reality. Samsung is expected to launch two new devices in the coming months. Galaxy Note 4 phablet and Galaxy Alpha smartphone are two highly anticipated Samsung devices that are expected to come out soon.
A news report from Korean MT Media states that Samsung will launch its metal-framed Galaxy Alpha smartphone tomorrow, on Wednesday, August 13. And the Galaxy Note 4 phablet is expected to launch at IFA trade show in Berlin this year at Samsung's already scheduled “Unpacked” event on September 3rd.
Samsung Galaxy S5 sales didn’t meet expectations last quarter. And Samsung is also struggling in the low-end smartphone market internationally due to the launch of cheaper devices. Now the launch of the highly anticipated devices could help Samsung to boost its sales.
The latest report from Samsung Developer Console confirmed that Galaxy Alpha will sport a 720p (1280 x 720) display. Other rumored specs of the premium version of the device include Samsung's new Exynos octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable via a Micro SD card, 1850mAh battery and latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
But the most notable rumored feature of the upcoming Galaxy Alpha is its metal body that has chambered edges like the latest iPhone smartphones. All Samsung smartphones have plastic bodies and Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be the answer to Apple's iPhone in terms of its metal body.
The metal body of Galaxy Alpha shows it is a high-end smartphone. However, the rumored specs of the device are not higher than the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. And these specs are also presumably lower than the upcoming Note 4 phablet.
Hence, Samsung Galaxy Alpha might be a mid-tier smartphone as shown by its rumored specs while Galaxy S5 may remain the top end Samsung smartphone even after Alpha's launch tomorrow.