Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is a step closer after securing FCC approval

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Earlier today, an unannounced Samsung smartphone made a pitstop at the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we are probably looking at the upcoming Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F) — a more powerful, durable and elegant model of the company’s flagship smartphone of 2014.

Unfortunately, the paperwork doesn’t disclose anything about the internals of the device, but we do know that the handset is set to pack a variety of different connectivity options, including support for 4G carrier bands (2 and 5), Bluetooth Class 1 (Version 4.0, LE+EDR), 802.11b/802.11g/802.11n Wi-Fi (dual-band), NFC and GPS. Due to its lack of support for LTE bands 4,7 and 13, this model will not be heading to North America, but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy Alpha won’t be released in the US.

Recent leaks, rumors and speculation suggests that the Galaxy Alpha will feature a metal unibody design (133 x 67 mm) that’s approximately 6mm thick, a 4.8-inch 720p display, an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, IP67 certified – dust and water resistance, a heart rate sensor, and a 2,800 mAh Li-Ion removable battery.

If you wish to view the full FCC filing – just click the source link below.