Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Photos of the white Samsung Galaxy Alpha were leaked on China's social media site Weibo.(Daarrvader/Weibo)

A new bunch of photos of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Alpha, which is the company's first smartphone to feature a metal body, have leaked.

The smartphone is appearing in several photo leaks as its expected launch, on 13 August approaches. The latest batch of photos were posted on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo.

These photos are different from the previous ones, as they supposedly show a production model of the Galaxy Alpha, claims tech news site Nowhereelse. The photos confirm that the Alpha will feature a metal build.

The Galaxy Alpha, bearing model number SM-G850F, is said to have a mix of high-end and mid-range features, positioning it between the Galaxy S5 and the S5 Mini.

The  Alpha is expected to have a 4.8in 720x1280 pixel screen, with a pixel density of 320 dpi. It will sport a 12 megapixel rear camera, and a two megapixel front camera. The handset is expected to be sold with Android 4.4.4.

Samsung is likely to use an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor with Mali-T628 graphics unit to power the device. The Alphas will also have 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage, not counting extra storage provided by a  microSD card slot.

The smartphone  will use a nano SIM, and is equipped with a fingerprint scanning sensor and heart rate monitor.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Alpha