Samsung readies Alpha to taken on Apple's iPhone 6

Reports originating from Korea say Samsung might finally be ready to unveil its much-rumoured metal-bodied flagship.

The Galaxy Alpha, as it is now known (earlier the Galaxy S5 Prime and Galaxy F were the rumoured names), is expected to be housed in a premium metal body and is likely to share some specs with the Galaxy S5.

According to ET News, Samsung would release Galaxy Alpha in August, ahead of the rumoured iPhone 6 September launch, in a bid to have a headstart over its American rival.

They add, though the final specs of the device had not yet been confirmed, and cite past reports saying the device would have a LG G3-like 2K or QHD display.

ET News said Samsung was planning for an August launch, which would be well before Apple announces the iPhone 6.

Reports say, the Alpha would be positioned between the latest flagship the S5 and the Galaxy Note.

There had been rumours about Samsung working on a S5 Prime and Galaxy F – both said to have specifications at the high-end, though it was the first time ''Alpha'' name had been revealed.

To take on Apple's iPhone 6, Samsung would be replacing its traditional faux leather back with a metal chassis. Images said to be that of the Galaxy F show an all metal back and metal frame with plastic panels.

The smartphone is expected to come with the latest Snapdragon 805 chipset.

Meanwhile, Apple's next-gen iPhone 6 is expected to be big on changes to the widely desired device with focus on the bigger body and the larger display and how Apple would bring its trademark styling to such a device.

With people looking forward to the device analysts are expecting huge windfall for Apple, which has stuck to the screen size it offered when it introduced the first iPhone that started the smartphone race.