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Could Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime be called Galaxy Alpha?

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Could Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime be called Galaxy Alpha?
Last month, we posted several photos that allegedly presented Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S5 Prime, which is supposed to be more advanced than the company’s current S5 flagship smartphone. Samsung already released a Galaxy S5 spin-off, namely the S5 Active, so an S5 Prime wouldn’t come out of the blue. Still, the new handset might not be called Galaxy S5 Prime, and, in fact, it may not use the S5 moniker at all.

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

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posted on 03 Jun 2014, 19:21 1

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

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 19:25 2

2. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


S5 Prime = Prestige

Alpha = cheap

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 19:40 7

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???

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:01 4

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


His means material not name.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 06:27 1

33. chunky1x (Posts: 223; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


By doing this, Samsung is shooting its own foot.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:04 3

10. verbalize (Posts: 81; Member since: 03 May 2013)


How about Samsung desperate?

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:56

35. T.Law (Posts: 140; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Because selling millions of phones per month rhymes with desperate.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:01

15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2594; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Sounds like a frat house.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 01:32

29. androiphone20 (Posts: 1399; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


for the frat bros

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 23:18

22. Ashoaib (Posts: 1408; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I hope it will not be ugly like S5....

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 19:32 5

3. torr310 (Posts: 354; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Whatever it calls doesn't matter to me as long as it is good enough.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 19:59 2

5. shamatuu (Posts: 118; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


looks the same to me

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:02 4

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not only you but we also.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:31 4

13. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


"We"??? Please dont bring me to your pathetic comunity..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:00 4

14. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Who told u that u r in our team.......we mean we not u.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:15 4

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..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:43 1

19. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Then how do I comment.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 23:36 1

23. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Using a keyboard obviously??

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:00 4

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 932; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


prime aid, or cool aid..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:02 3

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


First aid

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:16 1

11. newbey123 (Posts: 395; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Not drinking the cool aid sammy.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 20:27 2

12. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


I think your htc one m8 sales really needs aid..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:07

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?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 21:40

18. fzacek (Posts: 1398; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


S5 owners are going to be pissed if this phone actually happens...

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 22:17 1

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.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 22:57

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...

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 23:43

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.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 23:46

25. fzacek (Posts: 1398; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Well, a lot of S5 owners will definitely be pissed...

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 04:36

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.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 00:16

26. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


Hope the device itself is not a Beta...

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 00:59

27. greenrolaids (Posts: 47; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


galaxy alpha.. sounds kinda...

GA

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 01:18

28. AfterShock (Posts: 2594; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Imo, they need to adopt separate model conventions.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 01:55

31. refillable (Posts: 596; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Reminds me of Alpha... Sony Alpha 99.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 07:55

34. mrblah (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


More like the galaxy beta, come on iPhone!

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