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.
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.As for the European version of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, it's not exactly identical to the
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.