We caught a glance of a phone that might be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha less than a day ago and already more images have flooded in. This time they're rather clearer though and come with some accompanying information.

SamMobile got hold of the snaps and they show a device which seemingly has aluminium sides, but with a textured plastic back similar to the one on the Samsung Galaxy S5, so it's apparently not going full metal, possibly due to the fact that Samsung's manufacturers reportedly can't churn out vast numbers of metal cases.

The photos also show it next to a Galaxy S5, highlighting its smaller, in all likelihood 4.7-inch size.

But while the design is slightly more premium than that of the Samsung Galaxy S5 it sounds like the phone as a whole may be slightly lower end.

Galaxy Alpha

It's no flagship

According to SamMobile's source it has the same display as the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is a 4.8-inch 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen, though it's not clear whether the source was referring to some or all of those aspects.

It will also apparently have a nano SIM slot, a fingerprint scanner and 32GB of internal storage, but no microSD card slot. Supposedly there'll also be an LTE-A variant of the handset as we saw in the last leaked image.

ALpha

And when it comes to its design, we can't help but think of the Samsung Galaxy S2, with a squarer finish to the handset.

It doesn't sound as exciting as it once did and premium materials aside it seems like the Galaxy S5 will still very much be Samsung's flagship if these claims pan out. With a rumoured August launch date we should know soon enough.

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