The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is still somewhat of an enigma, but things may become a lot clearer next week.

It seems the Galaxy Alpha will end up being slightly shrunken Galaxy S5 with the body shape of the Galaxy S2, and according to SamMobile it'll be made official on August 5.

The site's inside information pegs the Galaxy Alpha release date slightly ahead of the mid-August rumours we've seen from previous leaks.

Full metal jacket

The excitement around the Galaxy Alpha stems from claims that it will be the first Samsung smartphone to sport an all-metal chassis, although leaked shots seem to show a polycarbonate rear cover may feature instead.

In terms of construction then the Galaxy Alpha may be taking a leaf our the Nokia Lumia 930's book, but it probably won't sport the same high-end specs.

Spec wise the Galaxy Alpha is being set up as a mid-ranger with a 4.8-inch 720p display - although it's also said to inherit the fingerprint scanner from the S5.

Needless to say, all eyes will be on it on August 4 to see if Samsung really does pull the handset out of its hat.

Via AndroidAuthority