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Samsung Galaxy F press shot leak hints at 12 September reveal

Picture outs handset's 'crystal clear' aluminium casing
Wed Jul 02 2014, 15:52

THE SO-CALLED Samsung Galaxy F has leaked online in a full-frontal press shot, outing the smartphone's "crystal clear" aluminium rear and hinting at a 12 September unveiling.

This latest leak comes courtesy of Evleaks, which has got its mitts on a press shot of the LG G3 competitor. The image reveals a "crystal clear" version of the Galaxy F smartphone, with the premium handset also set to launch in a "golden" colour.

Samsung Galaxy F with Android 4.4 Kitkat

If earlier leaks are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy F is a souped-up, more expensive looking alternative to the Galaxy S5. As well as an upgraded metal casing, the Galaxy F is expected to rival the LG G3 with a 5.3in 2560x1440 QHD resolution screen, which - according to this latest leak - will be surrounded by a tiny bezel.

Under the bonnet, the Samsung Galaxy F is expected to boast a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip with 3GB of RAM. This chip reportedly will allow the handset to reach 4G speeds of up to 300Mbps, although this likely will be limited to Samsung's home country of Korea.

The Galaxy F will also arrive running Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, suggesting that it will arrive sooner rather than later, and will feature a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera and a microSD card slot. As we can see from Wednesday's leak, the Galaxy F will also have a heart rate monitor on its back, suggesting that it will also boast a fingerprint scanner on the front.

Despite the phone appearing in multiple leaks, it's not yet known when Samsung will unveil the Galaxy F, nor when it will arrive on shelves. However, in the leaked picture that emerged today, the Galaxy F is displaying a date of 12 September - perhaps a hint at when it will be released.

There's no word yet on pricing either, although reports claim that the premium device will have an equally premium price.

Samsung has yet to comment on these latest rumours. µ

 

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