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Samsung Galaxy Alpha visits the FCC

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha visits the FCC
Just a few days ago, we told you about several Galaxy Alpha models that Samsung had seemingly confirmed by listing them on its official website. Today, one of those models, the SM-G850F, was approved by the FCC.

According to the Federal Commission, the Galaxy Alpha measures 133 x 67 mm, thus being smaller than the Galaxy S5 (which measures 142 x 72.5 mm). This makes perfect sense, because the Alpha reportedly sports a 4.8-inch 720p display, not a 5.1-inch 1080p one like the S5. While the FCC doesn’t say how thick the Alpha is, we know that the smartphone should be about 6 mm thin - hence thinner than Apple's iPhone 5s.

The SM-G850F that was tested by the FCC features Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, and LTE (bands 2 and 5). This is a model that’s not made for North America - but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy Alpha won’t be released in the US. Most likely, the handset will be available via AT&T and T-Mobile.

As previously reported, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha should features a body partially made out of metal, an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor, 12 MP rear camera, heart rate sensor, 2 GB of RAM, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The handset might be officially announced on August 13. Until then, in case you didn’t manage to see any of the leaked photos that allegedly show the smartphone, we’ve included some of them below.


source: FCC

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