Could Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime be called Galaxy Alpha?
Not long after we revealed the photos that supposedly showed (and still show) the unannounced smartphone, the editor-in-chief of SamMobile - a reliable source when it comes to all things Samsung - tweeted that the S5 Prime “might actually be the Galaxy Alpha.” Of course, that’s just a tweet that wasn’t backed by more details, and we shouldn’t make assumptions based on it. However, we discovered that Samsung recently filed a trademark application (in the US) for the Galaxy Alpha name - and this certainly gives some credit to the aforementioned tweet. The trademark application relates the Galaxy Alpha name to mobile phones and smartphones, among other things, so it’s definitely in the right category. Granted, this doesn't really confirm anything, but at least it tells us that the Galaxy Alpha name is, without a doubt, among Samsung's options for one of its future mobile products.
The Galaxy S5 Prime (or Galaxy Alpha, or whatever its final name is) could be officially announced by Samsung this month, and we’re expecting it to be the company’s first Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) smartphone. Until we hear more on this, you can see the alleged new handset in the slideshow below.
sources: USPTO, Twitter
1. gigaraga (Posts: 689; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
I like the naming of this year's Galaxy S5 variants. S5 Zoom is now K Zoom and S5 Prime instead of Alpha. Sounds good
2. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
S5 Prime = Prestige
Alpha = cheap
4. king1000 (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
Alpha is the first letter of the greek alphabet. It also means to be the most powerful or dominant. How does that equal cheap???
33. chunky1x (Posts: 223; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
By doing this, Samsung is shooting its own foot.
35. T.Law (Posts: 140; Member since: 10 May 2014)
Because selling millions of phones per month rhymes with desperate.
3. torr310 (Posts: 354; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Whatever it calls doesn't matter to me as long as it is good enough.
13. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
"We"??? Please dont bring me to your pathetic comunity..
14. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Who told u that u r in our team.......we mean we not u.
17. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
Then what ur doin here?? I see no nokia here?? Ooopss i forgot you have no life.. sorry..
12. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
I think your htc one m8 sales really needs aid..
16. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Ok, and how much will this cost? 850.00 or 300.00 on a 2yr contract?
18. fzacek (Posts: 1398; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
S5 owners are going to be pissed if this phone actually happens...
20. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
As much as I bought the phone with the knowledge of this possibility, I don't (want to) believe it because it would be a very tacky move, and nothing like this has ever materialized before.
The S5 is a great device regardless, but a flagship is a flagship.
21. fzacek (Posts: 1398; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Yeah, I'm still kind of doubt if that this phone will happen... It would be a bad move on Samsung's part and their reputation would be hurt, because people bought the S5 expecting that it would be Samsung's flagship for a whole year and not just a few months...
24. skyline88 (Posts: 313; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
not sure about the whole flagship term, but currently the S5 is selling at 620 USD in my country (as comparison, Note 3 is 20 USD less) without any contract.
the S5 Prime may be having a price tag of 700-750 USD when launch.
25. fzacek (Posts: 1398; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Well, a lot of S5 owners will definitely be pissed...
32. DillWeed (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
But in reality they still have the same phones they bought. It's not like Prime is going to make their phones leak and lag. I'm still going to love my note 3 after note 4 comes out.
26. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
Hope the device itself is not a Beta...
28. AfterShock (Posts: 2594; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Imo, they need to adopt separate model conventions.