Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX: 005930) is expected to launch a 64GB version of its upcoming Galaxy Alpha smartphone, the company’s new handset with a metallic body.
According to a report from SamMobile on Monday, the South Korean conglomerate’s Galaxy Alpha will be the first device to not feature expandable storage as there will be a standalone version of the device with 64GB storage capacity. However, the report said that it is unclear whether the 64GB version of the phone will be widely available.
The SamMobile report also stated that Samsung is expected to unveil the new phone on Aug. 13 after the device was shown off at an event in Russia over the weekend. Although Russian media has not mentioned anything about the phone’s release date, some other reports have suggested that Samsung will release the new handset by mid-September.
Leaked photos, claimed to be of the Galaxy Alpha, also suggested that the device is similar to Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5s, despite having a slightly thinner body.
The Galaxy Alpha is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×720 pixels, 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage without the option to expand using microSD cards. The device is also likely to feature a fingerprint sensor and heart-rate monitor, and is expected to be powered by the Exynos 5430/Snapdragon 80x processor.
Other likely features of the device include a 13-megapixel camera, an 1860mAh battery, a nano SIM slot and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.