More light is being shed this morning, as a device with model number SM-G850F, aka the Galaxy Alpha from Samsung, has gone through the FCC. The Galaxy Alpha is nothing new, though, as we have seen plenty of leaks regarding this phone for the past month.
While a device going through the FCC is always a little helpful to get a sense of what to expect when it hits the market, the filings never list out full specifications or dimensions. But when it comes to early phone info, you don’t get to be picky.
In this filing, the FCC measures the Galaxy Alpha at 133x67mm, versus the Galaxy S5 at 142×72.5mm, which gives more credence to a previous leak that has the phone sporting a 4.8″ HD display. However, no thickness was measured, but thanks to the latest photos we saw, we know that the device is slimmer than even the iPhone 5s.
The few specs we can take away from this model are NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band WiFi, and LTE connectivity on bands 2 and 5. Anything else at this point in unconfirmed. As for what carrier this device could possibly end up on, it looks as though this model was made specifically for AT&T, but it lacks support for the networks most-used LTE bands, featuring plenty of HSPA+ connectivity instead. Our guess is that this exact model may not be for the US market, but we would be shocked if additional models didn’t show up here at some point.
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