One of the more interesting “matchups” consumers can expect in September is the iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha matchup, featuring two much-hyped phones getting released around the same time. While not a true flagship phone based on its specifications, the Galaxy Alpha nonetheless stands out as Samsung’s first metal phone, a comprehensive design improvement over previous Galaxy S flagships. Of course, we’ve seen those iPhone 6 mockups and renders hinting at Apple’s own design improvements for its flagship. As it seems, consumers who consider design top priority when purchasing a new phone will have a tough decision when choosing between the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Alpha.
Thanks to respected designer Martin Hajek, we now can see how the iPhone 6 would look like if compared side-by-side against a Galaxy Alpha. Hajek’s render, as usual, is based on iPhone 6 rumors, and sports the design nuances present on those earlier leaks – curved edges, a thinner frame that could measure less than seven millimeters, and a Touch ID home button. The Galaxy Alpha, which launched earlier this month and is due for a September release, is also present on the new Hajek renders, looking as stunning as it did when it made its debut not too long ago, with its metal edges and tweaked design lines.
Samsung has not yet provided an exact release date for the Galaxy Alpha, but it should hit stores next month with specs and features that include a 4.7-inch, 720p display, an eight-core processor for all markets except the U.S. (the American version, if it should come to pass, may run on a Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset), a 12-megapixel rear camera, and the Galaxy S5’s heart rate tracker and fingerprint reader.
The iPhone 6, on the other hand, is said to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form, with pixel density possibly exceeding 350 ppi. Other rumored technical details include a new A8 chip, an 8- to 13-megapixel rear camera, iOS 8 out of the box, and an improved Touch ID fingerprint reader. Expect to see the iPhone 6 announced on September 9, and released on September 19.