Samsung’s metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha has made a quick stop at the FCC on its way to mass release. Rumors have been swirling for months now, and it seems that a release could finally be drawing nigh. The FCC documents reference a phone under the name of SM-G850F, which matches up with previous leaks of the Galaxy Alpha. The device is slightly smaller than the Galaxy S5, fitting into the rumor of a 4.8-inch 720p display. The Galaxy Alpha is also said to be under 6mm thin, making it thinner than the iPhone 5s.
In the FCC filings, the device tested was equipped with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi. In terms of cellular antennas, the Galaxy Alpha is made for GSM networks and contains support for LTE bands 2 and 5, making it a likely candidate for release on AT&T or T-Mobile. As a recap, the specs of the Galaxy Alpha are looking to be a blend of high-end and midrange, with an octa-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 12-megapixel camera, 720p display and the heart rate sensor from the Galaxy S5. We’ll keep you posted on the progress of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.