samsung-galaxy-alpha-2014Two new smartphones are on their way from mobile phone giants Samsung.

First up is the top of the range Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone which boasts a beautifully sleek metal and polycarbonate design. The Galaxy Alpha is very slim at just 6.7mm and also lightweight weighing only 115 grams.  The frame of the Alpha is manufactured in brushed metal and the back cover is similar to the Galaxy S5.

The Alpha will be available in 4 colours - black, white, blue and gold - and will feature a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution Super AMOLED display. Like the S5, the Alpha also includes Samsung's fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor and will either come with a quad or octa-core 2.5GHz processor.  Also onboard are 2GB of RAM and a decent 32GB of non-expandable storage.  The battery is not as powerful as the one provided in the Galaxy S5 at 1860mAh.

The cameras on the Galaxy Alpha are pretty impressive with a 12-megapixel version on the rear which can capture video in 4k and a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front. Other handy features of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha include NFC technology, Samsung Gear wearable connectivity and a great choice of apps such as S Heath and Google-based software. We'll bring you more on the Alpha over the coming weeks.

Another smartphone rumoured to be in the pipeline is a mid-range phablet which as yet only has a codename SM-G739F. The SM-G739F comes with a 5.5-inch 72p resolution screen and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 1.6GHz Snapdragon 800 processor.

Not all the details are known on this forthcoming phablet but it's thought to come with 1.2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in memory. Camera-wise, the SM-G739F will include a 7-megapixel rear-faxing camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.

For the very latest on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the SM-G739F keep an eye on our blog updates.