The more we hear about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the less we understand it. Supposedly it’s intended to disrupt the iPhone 6 launch (hahaha! Ahh…), but the specs leave a lot to be desired.
As we edge closer and closer to the inevitable launch date, we’re hearing that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha might at least have a decent processor.
SamMobile relays the results of an AnTuTu report with a whole bunch of Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs.
For starters, there’s a 4.8in 720p display (take that, iPhone 6), 12MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, KitKat Android 4.4.4, and 2GB of RAM, all of which – to us – screams “COMPLETELY FINE” rather than “iPHONE KILLER”.
The big talking point here is the presence of an 8-core Exynos 5433 processor, which should be more than capable of driving the relatively modest Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Indeed, the processor supposedly outperforms the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805.
Again, we’re slightly confused about where the Samsung Galaxy Alpha fits into the bigger picture. With its metal trim, it looks almost like the first-gen iPhone from the front, but, y’know, it’s not an iPhone. Are there really legions of people out there waiting for the iPhone 6 who’ll think: ‘Yeah, this thing will do.’ Really?
Maybe price will be a factor. I dunno. In any case, while the Samsung Galaxy Alpha was at one point tipped to launch on August 4 (i.e. today), fresher rumours suggest August 13.