The Samsung Galaxy Alpha mightn’t be the “iPhone killer” we were told to expect, but, well, it’s still happening.
An earlier rumour suggested the Samsung Galaxy Alpha launch might go down on August 13, and for what it’s worth, a South Korean publication concurs. Alpha tomorrow? May-be, friend. May. Be.
That’s the story over on Korean-language news.mt.co.kr, and while our Korean is admittedly a little rusty, the gist seems to be that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will launch any day now - possibly tomorrow.
Originally rumoured as a premium phone to give the Samsung Galaxy S5 a run for its money (lies), the Galaxy Alpha (formerly Galaxy F; assuming they are the same thing) is still widely rumoured as some sort of iPhone 6 rival. "TBH", I'm baffled.
In reality, what we have is a watered down Samsung Galaxy S5, with the same display size as the smaller iPhone 6 and some metal trim. Indeed, in terms of specs, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha arguably sits somewhere between the S5 and S5 mini. Game changer? Really?
In any case, Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs supposedly include a 4.7in 720p display, Exynos 5433 processor, 2GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and KitKat Android 4.4.
Again, I’m failing to see what Apple should be concerned about here, unless this thing carries a sub-£300 price tag. Full story tomorrow. Possibly.