£550 metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaks

Prime or no prime, it looks like a metal-clad Samsung is on the way

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has prematurely shown up on a UK retailer's website, and if the listed specs are true, it could very well be the first Galaxy handset to land with a metal build. Sort of.

Leaked pictures of the Galaxy Alpha point to a handset which retains the plastic textured back of existing Galaxy devices, but the device's outer edges are surrounded with a metal band with iPhone-like chamfered edges - a notable improvement over the all-plastic build of the Galaxy S5.

Less exciting are the leaked specs. A 4.7in 720p screen doesn't exactly scream flagship, suggesting that the Alpha could be an entirely separate device to the rumoured 2K Galaxy S5 Prime.

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Other specs include an octa-core Exynos 5 processor, a 12MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM and, unusually for a samsung device, 32GB of non-expandable memory.

Android KitKat 4.4 and a rear heart-rate sensor finish off the rest of the spec sheet, along with the price -  a very hefty £550 - rather dear for a device without at least a full HD screen.

While the screen resolution might disappoint some, we could see impressive battery life as a result. Assuming the leaked specs are genuine of course.

Stay tuned for more info, as and when we get it.

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[via Phone Arena]

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