Samsung may be mere hours from unveiling its latest Android smartphone, and judging from newly leaked benchmarks, this one might just be able to run circles around the hottest handsets around when it comes to sheer processing muscle.
A leaked image revealed the device running an AnTuTu benchmark score of 38248, which handily trumps not only HTC's latest and greatest, but also a trio of Samsung's most coveted hardware, including the Galaxy S5.
Judged purely from outward appearance, the Galaxy Alpha looks remarkably like the aforementioned Galaxy S5, right down to the metal frame, glass display and yes, plastic rear shell - but it's apparently what's inside that counts.
Although earlier rumors have pegged the Galaxy Alpha as running an Exynos 5433 processor, the latest round of leaks suggest a more powerful octa-core 1.8GHz Exynos 5 Octa chipset is on board, complete with 2GB RAM and hexa-core Mali-T628 GPU.
The Galaxy Alpha could also be the first Samsung handset to support a nano-SIM card, based on a trio of leaked images that appear to be a close-up look at just such an ejectable metal slot.
Everything else appears to line up against previously tipped specs, including the 4.7-inch 720p HD display running Android 4.4 KitKat, 1,850mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity and the usual dual cameras (12MP on back, 2.1MP around front).
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Alpha tomorrow, August 13, and a report from TechTastic in the Netherlands has pegged the price somewhere between €500 and €550 (about US $668-735, UK£397-437, AU$721-793) when it hits the streets in late September.
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