If you think the Galaxy S5 is all that Samsung is capable of mustering, then you are going to change your mind next month. According to the latest rumors, the Korean manufacturer might be wrapping up work on a handset that will sit above the flagship Galaxy S5. The premium metal phone known as the Galaxy F is expected to be released on April 13th with launch possibly scheduled around the same time as the iPhone 6.
The Galaxy F might hit the stores in September.
The report claims that the Galaxy F will go official a month from now has been making rounds in Korean media since earlier today. It appears that the day on which Samsung will lift the veils off of its new star is set for August 13th and the phone might make it to the stores in September, just in time to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6.
The Galaxy F is a pretty elusive device. The internet has been humming with countless rumors touting potential improvements over Samsung’s current flagship but so far we haven’t been even able to agree on the name. On more than one occasion the phone was called Galaxy S5 Prime and at some point it was even believed that it was another name for the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Now it’s referred to as Galaxy Alpha, which most likely is a codename, but still it’s something we haven’t heard before.
If the rumors are to be believed, most important upgrade over the Galaxy S5 will be using metal for the casing instead of plastic. The Galaxy F is also expected to boast 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. Other than that, the Galaxy F appears to be very similar to the Galaxy S5, or at least that’s what leaked photos and other bits of information suggest.
The Galaxy F seems to be a new lineup of more luxurious smartphones that is intended to fit in between the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. While the rumored improvements don’t hint at any ground-breaking technology, the use of more premium a material for the body, QHD resolution and faster processor might be just enough to attract a new class of potential customers.