Benchmark scores and specs for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the European Galaxy S5 LTE-A leak out
For those who have been paying attention, little of Samsung's oft-rumored Galaxy Alpha remains unknown. We think that we know what the device looks like, and we even have a few clues as to the materials that will be used with its body (hint: aluminum), along with the type of hardware that the world's biggest smartphone vendor is thinking of packing into it. Today, thanks to a new leak, courtesy of SamMobile, we get a far more thorough picture, at least in terms of specs and ballpark performance. But the Alpha isn't the only device that got a reveal -- the alleged European version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A (SM-G901F), codenamed KCat6xx, was also served one.
Starting in the above order, the Galaxy Alpha was found to sport a 4.8-inch, 720p AMOLED display, and draws powers from Samsung's Exynos 5430 (not 5433) Octa processor with four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores, capable of running in unison. The Exynos chipset makes use of a Mali-T628 GPU, clocked at 533 MHz, and 2GB of LPDDR3E RAM. Interestingly enough, according to AnTuTu, the Alpha will make use of a 12-megapixel rear shooter, which is anything but standard. The device also touts a fingerprint scanner and a heart-rate sensor, but apparently isn't water- and dust-resistant, which will inevitably disappoint some.
As for the European version of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, it's not exactly identical to the South Korean original. Indeed, the revealed device sports an Exynos 5430 Octa processor instead of the Snapdragon 805 found in the Korean version, and a 5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution (not 1440 x 2560) AMOLED display. Essentially everything else is identical with the widely-available Galaxy S5. This means the same 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera, heart rate and fingerprint sensors, and 2GB of RAM.
The folks behind SamMobile specifically point out that the two benchmark runs were done on test firmware, which is a likely explanation for the disparity between the two very different scores. For the full scoop, check the image gallery below.