Samsung Galaxy Alpha hardware details pick up new support
There’s a new Samsung Galaxy model on the horizon, at least according to the multiple leaks we got to check out last week, with a bunch of good-quality images depicting a metal-rimmed Galaxy Alpha. The phone is clearly smaller than the Galaxy S5, though it manages to keep some of the same features of the full-sized device, including its heart rate monitor. But just where will the Alpha fall in Samsung’s Android lineup, especially with the very similar-sounding Galaxy S5 mini already out there? As we work to get to the bottom of that question, some new evidence has turned up that shines a light on some of Galaxy Alpha’s hardware.
Last week, we didn’t get a ton of information about the hardware we were seeing in those pics, but one tidbit that emerged was a comparison between the Galaxy Alpha’s display and that on the Galaxy S III. That had us wondering if this might be a 720p component (not to mention a 4.8-incher, despite rumors pegging the Alpha’s screen size as 4.7 inches), but the source didn’t directly reveal the resolution. Now a new find, in a developer document describing support for Samsung’s various wearables, clearly spells-out the Galaxy Alpha as having a 720p display.
We can also see this as further confirmation of that Galaxy Alpha name. Based on the boot screen we saw in one of those pics, that name already seemed pretty solid, and this document reinforces the idea that the Galaxy Alpha won’t be directly positioned as a GS5-series model.