With iPhone 6 release dates still only being rumored about, Samsung has taken a chance by poising an attack on the Apple product with its new smartphone design, the Galaxy Alpha.

Word of Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha has been rumored for a while now. The smartphone offers impressive details including a new design that features a chamfered metal edge, almost identical to the current iPhone 5S.

With Samsung being known for its larger than average screen size, it seems odd that the company opted to give the Galaxy Alpha a 4.7-inch HD (1,280 x 720) display, which can be viewed as a little on the small side when compared to current popular smartphone designs like the LG G3 and Samsung’s own Galaxy S5.

With this being said, perhaps it is a logical decision considering the iPhone 6 is predicted to have a 4.7-inch display as well. It is clear that Samsung’s mobile product designs are becoming more and more comparable to Apple equivalents. The company apparently hasn’t been deterred from imitating Apple by the loss of $1 billion to patent infringement cases that are still winding their way through the courts.

The Galaxy Alpha contains most of the innovative features that first appeared on the Galaxy S5, including a download booster, an Ultra Power Saving Mode, and a fingerprint sensor built into the home button.

The display features a SuperAMOLED screen along with a 12-megapixel camera in the back which is now capable of even capturing 4K video (at 30 frames per second). The system is powered by an octa-core processor (quad 1.8GHz and quad 1.3GHz) and comes with Android 4.4.4 “KitKat” preloaded.

The phone will be available in five ornate colors: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue. A launch date hasn’t been released yet and it is still not clear whether the Galaxy Alpha will ever be for sale in the U.S.

Source: Mashable