The phone appears to be the long-rumored Galaxy F premium device
South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has been long rumored to plan the release of a new, premium series of smartphones, and some more info on the matter is now available, coming from the vendor’s homeland market.Apparently, said new phone lineup will debut with Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a premium device that sports a metal body, something that closely resembles what we’ve heard about the Galaxy F handset over the past few months.
Overall, the new series of devices should be positioned above the Galaxy S family of smartphones, most probably through more than just the aforementioned metal body.
The info comes from star.mt.co.kr, which also claims that the phone will come to the market with a Snapdragon 805 processor inside, as well as with a Quad HD touchscreen display. Galaxy Alpha could be launched in July or August.
Overall, the handset might arrive on shelves as an upgraded version of Samsung Galaxy S5, just as the aforementioned Galaxy F has long been rumored to be announced, yet no official confirmation on it has been provided as of now.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Galaxy F has been also said to come with a larger screen when compared to Galaxy S5, as well as with a better camera on the back.
Up until now, Samsung has been releasing high-end phones twice a year, with a new Galaxy S model usually made official in the first half of the year, and a new Galaxy Note device released in fall.
However, it appears that the company has finally decided to change this approach, and to release a brand-new series of smartphones, most probably better positioned at the high end when compared to the currently available ones.
No details on whether that would also result in a change in Samsung’s plans for new Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices have emerged as of now, but we assume that the company will continue these series, since they have already proven highly popular among end-users.
Lately, Samsung has been focused on releasing new device models that would easily counter competition, such as the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, which arrived on shelves with a Quad HD screen, as a response to LG’s G3 flagship.
The aforementioned Galaxy Alpha appears to be yet another reaction from the South Korean vendor, this time against the upcoming Apple iPhone 6, which is expected to go official sometime in September.
One way or the other, we should take the info above with a grain of salt for the time being, since no official confirmation on the matter has been provided as of now.