Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung is planning to launch a new, high-end smartphone next month that will be designed to take on the iPhone 6, according to reports out of Korea. Over the weekend, Korean publication ETNews reported that Samsung is working on a device known as the Galaxy Alpha that it plans to launch in August. Samsung wants to get the handset out to store shelves before Apple has a chance to announce the rumored iPhone 6, the report said, citing sources who claim to have knowledge of the situation. The Galaxy Alpha is the latest in a long line of potential names for a new rumored Samsung device. For months, reports have been swirling, suggesting Samsung is working on a higher-end smartphone than its flagship Galaxy S5, which only just launched in April, that will sport a metal chassis and come with several additional features to make it feel higher-end.

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