There are no doubts in my mind that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be one of the sexiest phones on the planet the second it launches. From what we’ve heard, it will rock a 6mm-thin body and (relatively) high-end features that include Samsung’s own Exynos 5433 octa-core chip, 4.8-inch 720p display, 12-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM, heart rate sensor and a body that is partially made out of metal.
In other words, this will be Sammy’s response to the upcoming iPhone 6, at least the model with a 4.7-inch screen. And guess what, one Galaxy Alpha variant has been caught at the FCC, hinting us the launch is imminent.
Even though said model isn’t made for the U.S. market, something tells us the Korean company will make this phone available through many carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile which seem like prime candidates. Heck, I’m sure they’re also pitching Verizon and Sprint as we speak, but we don’t have any information these two will join the “Alpha craze.”
The question is whether Samsung will manage to convince enough users that premium materials and more pocket-friendly design is what they want. Huawei proved that such strategy could work with its Ascend P series; add Sammy’s scale to the mix, and we may be looking at the next big thing here. At least until Apple shows us what they’ve got…