The rumor mill has been working overtime on a new flagship Samsung smartphone for some time, and now it appears a supplier in the UK has accidentally leaked the specifications and name of the new device.
As spotted by The Inquirer, smartphone retailer Mobilefun is letting consumers pre-order the new device, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
If you're in the United Kingdom, you can pre-order an unlocked device for £549 ($923). At the time of writing, the webpage is live, and says the 32GB smartphone has a "metallic finish" and one color option is black.
While there is no mention of a release date, the smartphone retailer says the handset will use Samsung's own octa-core Exynos processor, Google's Android 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system, a 12MP camera with autofocus and fingerprint scanner. The rumored specs are summarized below:
According to the site, Samsung has made headway with the Galaxy camera, and the Alpha will be able to capture images in approximately 0.3/s. In addition, the Alpha includes selective focus features, editing, and realtime HDR viewing.
While Mobilefun did not include an image of the new handset, SamMobile -- a reliable source of Samsung information -- says that the Alpha will be formally announced on Monday or 13 August, and will be available in both black and white.