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Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s first metal phone, said to be officially unveiled on August 4th

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Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s first metal phone, said to be officially unveiled on August 4th
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a first of a kind device for Samsung - a smartphone made with metal, a material that is considered more premium than common plastic, it is different than everything else Samsung offers at the moment.

The Galaxy Alpha has actually already leaked out in images that have given us an idea about what it could look like, but news is that it is now said to get an official unveiling in less than a week, on August 4th. The date comes from the usually reliable SamMobile in a report that says that the earlier rumored mid-August unveiling has been pushed forward.

So what can we expect from the Galaxy Alpha? For starters, it’s not a flagship-level smartphone. Despite having a premium build quality, this is more of a mid-tier device in a class, similar to that of the Galaxy S5 mini.

The rumored specs include the following:

  • 4.8-inch 720p display
  • 32 GB of non-expandable internal storage
  • a fingerprint scanner
The rest remains a mystery, but one that is likely to be soon uncovered, if this rumor is indeed true - if so, stay tuned for the Galaxy Alpha official announcement on Monday, August 4th.


source: SamMobile

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posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:23 6

1. hung2900 (Posts: 794; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Pa, you forgot Samsung's Wave

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:48 13

9. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I miss the good old days when the galaxy S2 came out. Back then Samsung had made a nice speedy touchwiz for its devices.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 09:26 3

26. tech2 (Posts: 2081; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


This Galaxy Alpha design looks very similar to S2's, I think.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 08:00

52. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Aren't ALL Samsung designs very similar? :)

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 09:08

24. Dubs816 (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


They forgot the Galaxy J too.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:21 2

30. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


They didn't forget anything.
They just make their daily regular advertising of the "PREMIUM ALUMINUM" iCrap in Samsung's article.
Of course they must hint again that Samsung copy the "pemium" iPhone. Right?
That's why this mid-range Samsung phone is so often in the "news"

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 17:31

47. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 309; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


exactly what I was thinking. I had the original Wave - full aluminium unibody with curved glass AND a removable battery and SD card slot. I then upgraded to the S2 - that was such a disappointment in terms of build material compared to the Wave. But I loved the design of the S2, I hated the S3 which I also upgraded to later on. This Alpha, if it has metal build materials and S2 looking design may be a phone I'd really like, even with it's mid range specs.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:23 5

2. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Looks much better with less ugly curves

Looks like the S2

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:25

3. limporgyuk (Posts: 148; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Isn't this a step backwards for Samsung, lets hope it has a mid-range price tag

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:30

32. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Of course this is mid-range phone. Nothing else.
The tech media make it big deal, because of their lies about "soon coming premium aluminium S5". This lies were meant to slow down the sale of S5 and to repeat thousands of times that S5 is not "premium" as their iphones, until they brainwash you

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:29 5

4. DogeShibe (Posts: 532; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Looks like they are testing different design language...even the name - 'Alpha'
Next is what? 'Beta' !!

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:50

11. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Stupid "Doge"!

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:56 3

13. DogeShibe (Posts: 532; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Such DeathStroke9 , much jelly , hates doge ._.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:09

17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:29 5

5. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Such a Boring design. Seems to be a mid range phone.
Metal won't solve the problem... but combine it with some Good Design would really do the job for Samsung.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 17:38

49. gigaraga (Posts: 1070; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


What do people want with the design exactly? They're constantly whining here and there about design...Samsung gives you plastic you complain, Samsung gives you metal you complain. What more do you want? Titanium diamond studded gold?

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:35

6. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 424; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


but it would be 1080p with sd805.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:42 1

7. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2028; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Didn't the Samsung Captivate have a metal back cover? How can this be the first metal phone from Samsung?

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:35 1

33. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Samsung made many metal smartphones, but tech media don't care . Even last year Galaxy J.

Samsung will never make flagship from aluminium, though. Because aluminium is THE WORST material used for smartphones EVER.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 11:00 1

36. Busyboy (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Until the S6 or Galaxy F gets it. I'm sure it will change your mind, considering you praise every feature of the S5 being good or bad.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 11:18

38. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Samsung can go metal for flagship pones ONLY if invent some alloy that is good for smartphones. NEVER this vulnerable aluminium tin can that iPhone and M8 used.(and cut it not to prevent reception)
Ask why Samsunite make the suitcases from polycarbonate , NOT ALUMINUM. Or why the helmets are polycarbonate? TO SAVE YOUR LIFE. Try aluminium helmet if you love aluminium. LOL

again. There is not Galaxy F.
Those lies were invented from Apple's propaganda media, and meant to slow down the sale of S5 and to repeat thousands of times that S5 is not "premium" as their iphones, until they brainwash you.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:47 2

8. uchihakurtz (Posts: 248; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Dat dimple back though, whatever happened to the brushed metal thing in the previous leaks??

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:38

34. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It's swappable and for $5-10 you can put whatever back you want(ebay)
,Even aluminium if you don't care much of the reception/

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:48

10. checkmymike (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Like the design. Its like the s2. But i dont like the dotted pattern at the back

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:52

12. AfterShock (Posts: 2810; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Lose the home button.

Last one one I had and was forced to use, had a WM logo on it.

I know I'll be attacked by the hordes of fans, but it should be known, some of us, do not care for it.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:02

15. willard12 (Posts: 801; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Not an attack. But, I'd guess it would be difficult to have a fingerprint scanner without the home button. It also eases use of S voice, google now, screen capture, unlocking, and back. However, I realize for some it's form over function.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:12

18. AfterShock (Posts: 2810; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You're right, I forgot they added that into the button.
Ugh, I'm hooped by my own tastes.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 07:56

14. DogeShibe (Posts: 532; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Why the hell every comment is posted doubly...and we have to option to delete ._.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:07 1

16. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Ugly as sin. Waiting on note 4.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:15

19. abdulmukta1234 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Jul 2014)


It looks better than the ugly Iphone

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:29

20. farzad_funny (Posts: 35; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


I seriously hope Galaxy F and Alpha are not the same thing.
The leaks were different let's hope they are different
Maybe Alpha is a test to see people's reaction to tje Metal Frame for Galaxy F!
Sammy don't disappoint
Otherwise...Note 4 is next for me

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:44 1

35. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


There is not such a ting like Galaxy F
Those lies were invented from Apple's propaganda media, and meant to slow down the sale of S5 and to repeat thousands of times that S5 is not "premium" as their iphones, until they brainwash you.
As I see they did good job with you.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 11:02 3

37. Busyboy (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


I see your brainwashed to suck Sammys ****

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 11:55

40. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Samsung fans and users aren't that brainwashed like Apple users. They are beyond worse.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 16:47

53. farzad_funny (Posts: 35; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Seriously? So I like a brand and want a phone to be a reality. Does it mean I'm brainwashed?
If now you all want a 4.7 inch iPhone just because of rumors are you brainwashed too?
Stupid argument guys

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:36

21. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2671; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


But why 720p?

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 08:41

22. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Will be far better than overpriced restricted iphone 6.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 09:21

25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


JakeLee should be posting soon. If he reads this.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:21

29. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I think 1-2 days are left for his suspension to end.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 11:33

39. CyberFalcon (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


But TrolloftheYear he completes you.
What are you going to do without him.

you guys were the only reason that i started reading comments...

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 11:58

42. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You don't know what you've missed back in 2009,2010,2011,2012. It was way much fun and thumbs down was available then. Know it's not all that.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 12:05

43. CyberFalcon (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


oh u mean PA was full of ppl like JakeLee and wendy...

wow thanks for the info i am going to read all the old articles...

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 09:02 1

23. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Put a metal backing on a Samsung Device with their already poor antennas. Yeah..........Thats a great thing to do!

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 09:30

27. voodoobillypug (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Definitely not the first Samsung phone made of metal. The captivate had a awesome metal back cover and before that there was the innov8 which was Symbian based. I'm sure there are a few more in Samy's history

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:10 1

28. EcoCare (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Who cares if it uses metal, even if it's on the camera ring? Samsung needs to redesign their phone AT ONCE, especially the back cover and its texture. Their years-old home button and weird edge curves also need to be changed, it's utterly ugly.

They should have learn some design knowledge from Sony or HTC.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 10:23 1

31. isprobi (Posts: 199; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Less that 5.5 inch screen and only 720P? What an outdated piece of hardware.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 11:56 1

41. naittosan (Posts: 222; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


I was hoping for higher specs, guess I'll just get the iPhone.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 12:48 1

44. mrblah (Posts: 452; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


sucks! next!

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 14:00

45. Rocket (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


This phone looks sweet, 720p display=more battery like, the design is awesome, Haters if u love Htc, iphone or sonys design buy one of those lol

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 14:01

46. Rocket (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Life*

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 17:36

48. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


I find it funny that people are so obsessed with looks on the device. If someone makes a high end device, it BETTER LOOK PRETTY IN MY HANDS ALL THE TIME OR I WONT BUY IT! WHO CARES IF ITS A GREAT PHONE! IT LOOKS UGLY! PASS! ._. have we really become so vain? People's critques on devices are getting more and more like nitpicking than actual reason. I dont think this device is SUPPOSED to be 'high end' its suppose to be mid range, but since its not ultra high premimum, they added a bit of metal to it. Good blast from the past device, sure to make people who dont want the big devices happy.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 20:39

50. ERIK05 (Posts: 19; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


dont care, i already bought me a g3.

samsung took too long to release their flagship (s5 doesnt count)

and lg beat them to it.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 21:07

51. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


Question for you then. How is the G3 considered a flagship? What differences are there from the G2 to the G3? the QHD screen and processor?

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