Samsung has unveiled a new smartphone, called the Galaxy Alpha, featuring a suspiciously iPhone-like metal frame, ahead of Apple’s release of the iPhone 6.
The new 4G/LTE smartphone features a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display, runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and comes with the option of either a octa core (quad 1.8GHz + quad 1.3GHz) or quad core 2.5GHz processor.
It also includes a 12-megapixel main camera, and 1860 mAh battery, and ac WiFi support.
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Aside from the processor, most of the specifications are lower than Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5. For example, the Galaxy S5 has a 16-megapixel camera, a 5.1-inch display and a 2800 mAh battery.
Despite its physical similarities to iPhone, Samsung officially describes the device as having a “fresh approach to design”.
The announcement of the new smartphone came just one day after iPhone 6 photos leaked ahead of a September launch, with Samsung planning to counter it by announcing new products of its own at the IFA trade show in Germany.