Report: Galaxy S5 Alpha (Galaxy F) to come with a 4.7'' display and a 6 mm-thick, metal body
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2624; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Competition of 4.7" and slim metal clad phones.
8. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Wow.. Guts, Glory, Samsung.
Head to head duel with iPhone 6.
15. Daboss (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)
The galaxy f will hardly affect the sales of the iphone 6.
Even the iphone 6 clone is out Selling most Sony and htc phones. :)
19. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
It will. Curious customers will definitely be interested.
and how can you compare Sony and HTC to Samsung's market range?
They barely have influence in the smartphone market...
54. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I think it's more important that Samsung is not resting but fighting back. I know iPhone 6 will be sold out for a month or 2. But what a perfect time to offer a new premium Samsung product while iPhones are out of stock. This will end up being a nice battle come fall. We might not see this for another 2 years between Apple and Android. Can't wait! Make this premium phone $100 and we might have a deal.
20. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Yes we will Mr. Zuckerboy. Yes we will.
24. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
we ?? who are you ? samsung marketing department ??
26. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
LMAO. wtf. You're the one who said "ok we will see" first like a creepy bastard.
Start remembering what you wrote, or if that's too hard for you at least read what you said.
41. Ashoaib (Posts: 1975; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
it will not head to head... it will be head to toe... iphone6 will head and galaxy f will be at toe
75. DroidInMyPocket (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)
Mr Zucker....we WILL see. Apple is no longer the only crayon in the box. Fanboys make me laugh......
21. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Its epic fail will teach Sammy a valuable lesson : know your position.
Sammy has been doing great favor to Apple so far by killing some nasty competitors like Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and HTC in a chicken game.
Now Apple only has to teach this lesson to Sammy.
25. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Apple and Samsung both are responsible for the death of many companies, not only Samsung.
And what do you expect? We live in a capitalist world
The survival of the fittest
So you can't blame it on Samsung like that. It's a struggle for survival and the one's who can't adapt to new environments die off:
30. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
I think you know too little about Sammy.
It's extremely ruthless, shameless, and prideless.
Koreans joke about Sammy : "Sammy's greatest strength lies in its pridelessness."
When Sammy enters a new market, all the carriers' and medias' executives are invited to the most expensive Hotel in the country, the term of hospitality gets redefined in various forms. It wouldn't surprise me if they also get somthing "extra" regularly.
In such a distorted market where the carriers' marketing decisions matter the most in sales numbers, this kind of "investment" is worth every cent.
A practice a tech proud company like Sony would never do, at least not in the caliber of Sammy's.
And you surely know about the paid repliers throughout the world.
Sammy did all this dirty job killing competitors for Apple.
Now Apple has it much easier.
31. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I'd like to know the source of your bla bla garbage.
42. Ashoaib (Posts: 1975; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
thats called an effective marketing strategy not dirty tricks in business world
44. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
iPhone users don't like to tinker. Many Android users enjoy customization and see that option as one of the main draws of Google's operating system. They believe that iPhone users choose a phone that can't easily be modified because they have no interest in tinkering with their phones -- and may even grow anxious at the prospect of customizability.
Apple just happened to get "there" first. There was pent-up demand for a smartphone with an app ecosystem before either iOS or Android, but Apple shipped first. People rushed to buy the iPhone, then stuck with it because they invested in apps.
iPhone users don't like technology. While Android phones feel like "technology," the iPhone feels like a consumer appliance. Some choose iPhones because they want to avoid technology.
iPhone fans are easily paralyzed by choice. The Android universe is made up of a large number of handset types and brands that are hard to keep track of and remember, and it features a dizzying array of options. People who are turned off by that complexity gravitate to the iPhone because the choices are simple and few.
False or fair?
So are Android users right about iPhone users? Personally, I think there's some truth in all of those beliefs. Or, at least, a majority of iPhone buyers are affected by one or more of those motivations.
But in the same way that Android users notice motivations and attributes that iPhone users can't see in themselves, it's also true that iPhone users see or believe things Android users don't.
For starters, the iPhone is beautifully engineered and designed, it has flawless "fit and finish" and is made with incredibly high-quality materials. And from a hardware perspective, that high quality is a good reason to buy an iPhone.
There's no question that "integrated" phones like the iPhone and "open" platforms like Android each have positive attributes. One of the benefits of "integrated" phones is responsiveness, which is important to the overall user experience.
But the real reason some people choose an iPhone and others choose an Android device is personality. People are different. Some people rank elegance, ease of use and clarity of mind above power, customizability and choice -- and those people are more likely to choose an iPhone.
I think iPhone users are more likely to want a phone that is a complete, polished and finished single "thing." Android users want a device that is brimming with potential.
The iPhone is a beautiful toy sailboat, and an Android phone is a box of Lego bricks.
Some people are naturally attracted to one kind of toy; others are attracted to another kind of toy. It's just personality.
So Android users: Go easy on the iPhone crowd. Sure, many of them are influenced by marketing, branding, status and all the rest. But let's face it: The iPhone is a great phone, too. And more important, iPhone users' choices are dictated by personality, just like yours are.
Lmfao, typical iUsers
45. Ashoaib (Posts: 1975; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
yeah... agree, this stucking or binding factor of apple made me ran away from apple... iphone really have not much to offer in customizations... I love bluetooth, wifi direct, on the go usb plug n play etc in android... ironically, I am able to connect 1tb hard drive OTG with my phone with the support of external power adopter... why should I not love android?
46. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
I'm surrounded by REAL professionals, ALL with a master degree at least in computer science, electronic, communication etc.
We currently work on AOSP.
And..... over 70% of these professionals are using iPhones.
"Little knowledge is a dangerous thing" You half baked techie wannabes should take this literally.
58. refillable (Posts: 631; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Not sure what your points are, but there is definitely not a lot to talk about Samsung's success stories. The fact is that they're as of now successful, and you should life up with it.
64. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
You work with typical pros
Funny thing is, we go to school, college, and then uni to progress our knowledge.
Android has and is a progressed OS
Ios is still in school
Your Co workers are typically a average Joe, who does not like advance technology, but prefers simple basic things in life
67. Ninetysix (Posts: 1579; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Please update Google. The search is saying that iOS users are smarter, wealthier, etc.
72. engineer-1701d (Posts: 889; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
well read what artie says rich people are stupid they buy things because they want to look cool and up to date and status is the big thing.if they only know but most just make and take calls thats it.
48. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
And Apple just happened to get there first? Your ignorance knows no limit.
Apple has been polishing preemptive OS X derived from NextStep for DECADES, refining UX on capacitive touch screen for iPod touch while the phone vendors idling on crappy cooperative task schedulers like Rex and Nucleus.
And you say what? DECADES of hi-tech experience is worth nothing?
Andy Ruben admitted that Android was supposed to be a BB clone interacting via traditional physical buttons, but iPhone's launch forced them to clone iPhone.
And you say Apple just happened to be there first?
65. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
And iOs is an app launcher OS
Bogus fake Darwin pusedo Unix platform
50. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Oh, I forgot to say thank you.
I guess this one dedicated to me is the longest comment from your 2717 BS in just four months.
I somewhat feel honored - not a single BS but loads of pure BS in a single comment!
Thank you very much. You gave me a good laugh
63. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 835; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
If this aluminium phone is real, it will be mid-range device. You ignorant iboys don't know that Samsung had such metal phone last year, too- Galaxy J. For special markets.
How could be Galaxy high-end phone made if of cheap sealed tin-can. Are you insane?
2. smarttechbadworld (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 May 2014)
I am like wtf is going on I can't believe this, this so stupid
I mean come on a qhd display and 4.7' and the galaxy f was already compares with galaxy s5 In pics how stupid can you guys be
28. refillable (Posts: 631; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Maybe you should not feed trolls if you are smarter than this next time.
3. galanoth (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
People wanted smaller superphones.
Now Samsung is giving you one.
11. Iodine (Posts: 369; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
samsung ? they never ever thought about 4,7 inch flagship phone since galaxy nexus.. But now it's necessary because of iPhone.
59. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 835; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
What about the first biggest hit- GS3 ????? (4.8")
Besides , do not comment every iRumor in the menial apple propaganda , like a "real thing", iboy,. Go and read about "sapphire display" and watch the fake video, ignorant.
73. engineer-1701d (Posts: 889; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
think back gs3 is 4.7 the ip6 is a copy of m8 and gs3 iphone had to copy samsung because people did not want a baby sized phone with horrible keyboard
12. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Yeah man. This was everything people asked for 2 hell of a long years.
4. pubbaa (Posts: 21; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
no thank you! i'll be getting that new form factor note4...can not wait!!
10. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
They also said the GS5 will have a new design, so you never know what that "new" means.
22. pubbaa (Posts: 21; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
new s5 or F is not my cup of tea, i have migrated from note 2 to 3..so the 4th iteration is a big yes for me.
galaxy s series is too small...once you get used to the size..other phones seems tiny...lol
51. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
once you go note. you cant go back (ah it didm rhyme)
5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Z1 compact/iphone competitor I see.
60. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
size matters in comparison to z1c. z1c is as big as s2. if its going to be as big as s3 it will not compete with that directly. ive seen some ladies (not girls) buy z1c because of its size and its camera and because its not an iphone.
61. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
btw i see what youre tryin to say. iphone 4.7 competitor. yes it is
6. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
thin phones are always my favorite so Im waiting to see what samsung bring to the table
7. techspace (Posts: 631; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
making a phone that is identical to the iphone isn't enough...if they want some of apple's marketshare, they should give away atleast a $50 or $75 gift card so that the users can buy the paid apps/games that they bought from the app store(atleast the ones that are available in both the stores)
even if the apple users don't buy it, the other android users would love it.
17. Iodine (Posts: 369; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
Samsung will spin this onto how innovative their are, how much thinner this is compared to iPhone 5S, making an "TV show" introduction about all new gimmicks like eye scanner Sunlock, and tell you that 16/32 GB will be available for an iPhone price sometime in September. After the iPhone 6 launches introduce an all new "next big thing" AD (Yeah, but this one is even thinner, and you can use your eye to unlock it.... Fee ?) showing how miserable Apple fans standing in line are when there is an "even better" samsung phone available for a few days.
14. wilky (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)
QHD in a 4.7" display will give a ppi close to 600 will look super sharp, add 3GB of ram and 32GB of storage as standard plus micro sd & the new Exynos 5 Octa processor with intel Cat 6 LTE & Android L out of the box, all in a super slim metal clad body with hopefully a sony new 13mp OIS camera module, then i buy it in a jiffy even if the battery ends up not being removable.
18. Iodine (Posts: 369; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
It will be 720p with 2 GB of RAM. Don't forget it's supposed to be an iPhone 6 copycat and iPhone 6 will definitely don't have QHD or 3GB of RAM.
23. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Do you have the actual handset?
No. Exactly. So wait.
74. engineer-1701d (Posts: 889; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
lol and 1900mah battery look all new retna plus screen with hd 720p screen
52. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
i dont think its going to be qhd on 4.7
more like fhd
32. kumarabhishek591 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)
4.7 inch exynos Octa Lols its galaxy s5 neo that just leaked
PA seems to confuse two handsets
Galaxy F and S5 neo are totally different
37. Iodine (Posts: 369; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
And possibly samsung will add an SAMSUNG GALAXY F neo to the mix and a few dozens of other phones.