Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha Smartphone Stopped by the FCC

August 7, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

After lots and lots of leaks Samsung’s premium Galaxy Alpha (previously called Galaxy F) device has finally stopped by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). This might actually add more fuel to the rumor that the device will launch on August 13. We’ve recently seen the device leak in white and its variants mentioned on the Samsung’s website, T-Mobile and AT&T variants included. One of those visited the FCC, SM-G850F variant.

According to the FCC document Galaxy Alpha will be 133mm tall and 67mm wide, this would make the device both smaller/shorter and narrower than the Galaxy S5. This was expected though, considering the fact that the device is rumored to sport either a 4.7″ or 4.8″ 720p panel which is significantly smaller than the Galaxy S5’s 5.1″ 1080p display. This filling doesn’t say how thick this device is though, but according to the recent images which compared the device to the iPhone 5S, it should be significantly thinner than Apple’s flagship which is 7.6mm thick. The document also confirms that the device was tested for LTE bands 5 and 2 (B5/B2), dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC and of course bluetooth 4.0 LE. This seems to be an international version of the device, or at least some non-U.S. variant of the device. Don’t let that mess with you if you live in the U.S. though, considering the U.S. variants are quite probably on the way.

Galaxy Alpha is expected to sport a 4.7″ or 4.8″ 720p (1280 x 720) display as mentioned above. Other than that, 2GB of RAM, Samsung’s Exynos octa-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat are all expected to be featured as part of this device. As for the main camera, it should ship with either the 8MP sensor or a 12MP one, we’ve heard it both ways. 1850mAh battery has been leaked as a possible battery of choice in the Galaxy Alpha.

As mentioned above, the device is expected to arrive August 13 or at IFA. Anyone interested in this device based on the information/leaks thus far?