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Samsung Galaxy Alpha is thinner than the iPhone 5S

Leaked images show handset next to flagship Apple smartphone
Tue Aug 05 2014, 12:44
Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the iPhone 5S

THE RUMOURED Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be thinner than the iPhone 5S, according to the latest batch of leaked photos.

The Galaxy Alpha can't seem to keep itself out of the headlines. In this latest leak, the handset finds itself pictured next to the iPhone 5S, revealing that it will be skinnier than Apple's flagship smartphone. The leak, which comes via Sammobile, doesn't reveal exactly how thin the Galaxy Alpha will be, but it looks noticeably slimmer than the iPhone, which measures 7.6mm thick.

The images don't reveal much more about the so-called Samsung Galaxy Alpha, but do confirm that the smartphone will arrive clad in a metal casing and that it will feature a design very similar to that of the latest iPhone.

Thanks to Mobilefun, however, we know pretty much all there is to know about the Samsung smartphone, with the retailer having stared taking pre-orders for it earlier this week. As well as confirming its £549 SIM-free price, Mobilefun confirmed the handset's octa-core Exynos 5 processor, Android 4.4.2 Kitkat mobile operating system and 4.7in HD 720p display, despite previous speculation that the Galaxy Alpha would boast a QHD screen.

The leak also revealed the Galaxy Alpha's 12MP rear-facing camera with "super-fast autofocus" and LED flash, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0 and 32GB of internal storage. The handset reportedly will not feature a microSD card slot.

There's talk that the Galaxy Alpha will debut at a dedicated event on 13 August, while other rumours have pinned it with a 3 September launch date. µ


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