Samsung Galaxy Alpha – New 64-Bit Model Spotted
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha already seems to have a new variant in store. The new model, which was apparently spotted in the GFXBench, caught our attention with the fact that it is using a 64-bit processing unit.
However, the variant in question might not be an upgraded model, as the information uncovered from the leaked image of the benchmark test reveals the device’s specifications. Judging by these specifications, one might say that this 64-bit Galaxy Alpha is actually a weaker variant.
The models bears the number SM-A5000 and features a 4.8 inch display which is capable of displaying images at a 720 p resolution. Moving on with the specifications, we now know that it will feature 2 GB of RAM, as well as 8 GB of internal storage space. The leaked information also revealed that the device will be rocking Adreno 306 as its graphic processing unit, which points towards a device running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha variant that will come under the SM-A5000 model number further gets pushed into the mid-range device category by this aspect, as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, although a 64-bit unit, it is the very first 64-bit processor built by Qualcomm, and was intended for the aforementioned category. The chip architecture at the base of the Snapdragon 410 is the Corext A53. The respective unit can feature clock speeds that can reach up to 1.4 GHz, but the unit spotted in GFXBench features only 1.2 GHz.
The frontal camera that comes with the unit is more than acceptable, as its 4.7 MP will help you get HD video recording. The rear camera will also be capable of HD recording, given the fact that it features 12 MP of its own. Other features included with the phone’s rear camera are auto focus, LED flash and touch focus.
The handset comes with a compass and gyroscope, among other features. In terms of connectivity, the device will have all the standard connectivity options that normally come with a smartphone, such as GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. It is practically sure that it will have 3G capabilities, but we still wait for confirmation regarding its support of 4G and LTE connectivity, as well as NFC. The operating system behind all these will be Android KitKat, updated to the latest 4.4.4 version.
The internal configuration of this Galaxy Alpha is very different from the one found in the original device, as the first Galaxy Alpha packs a 4.7 inch screen running on Super AMOLED technology. The processing unit is also different, namely an Exynos 5433 octa core unit, which features four 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 cores and four smaller 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 cores. The graphic rendering duties are handled by a Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. The device will be available starting with the 12th of September, but you can go right now and pre-order it in the UK.
An official unveiling or release date for the new Galaxy Alpha model we will have to wait a little longer as right now, Samsung is preoccupied with the release of their highly anticipated handset, the Galaxy Note 4. The Note 4 is slated for an unveiling at a pre-IFA event.