Metal-clad Galaxy F (Alpha) flagship to be announced on August 13th, will engage the iPhone 6 in a dogfight
Korean media is getting very specific about the potential release of the metal-clad Samsung Galaxy F flagship (or Alpha, as they call it), claiming that we will see it announced on the 13th of August, with availability scheduled to battle the iPhone 6 release in September. The Galaxy F is expected to be the first phone in Samsung's "luxury" line of upscale handset which will combine both beauty and brawn, featuring top of the line specs, like a Snapdragon 805 processor, or a Quad HD display, and at the same time coming with a more premium exterior.
Well, at least Samsung's understanding of premium seems to be a metal back cover and sides, judging from the leaked photos so far, while the general shape and feel remain those of the Galaxy S5, but let's not put the cart before the horse, and wait to see what Samsung will actually announce next month. Leaked specs on AnTuTu include the aforementioned Snapdragon 805, clocked at up to 2.7 GHz, a 5.1" Quad HD Super AMOLED panel, 3 GB of RAM, and a 16 MP camera on the back with optical image stabilization. If Samsung manages to indeed pull this off, and wrap it around with a premium metal chassis, it might have a veritable wonder on its hands, depending on the way that the Galaxy F/Alpha gets priced.