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Galaxy Alpha photo leaks again, September release date tipped

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Galaxy Alpha photo leaks again, September release date tipped
Samsung's crack at a metal Galaxy phone has leaked again, alongside a release date claimed to be for the end of September, and an eventual price of about EUR 500 ($670) unsubsidized. The tipsters reiterate that only the frame and sides of the Galaxy Alpha are made of metal, while the removable back inherits the perforated look and feel of the S5 or S5 mini, for instance.

As far as the final specs, the source corroborates all the info we've heard so far about the handset - a 4.7" Super AMOLED HD display panel, Exynos 5433 or Snapdragon 805 processors, depending on the market, 2 GB of RAM, a 12 MP rear camera, and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory. The Alpha will apparently also sport the heart rate and fingerprint scanners that are coming with the S5, too. Sounds like a reasonable gamble coming from Samsung, with some premium design elements thrown in, yet the familiar look and feel of the modern Galaxy line.

The end-of-September release date timeframe indicates that Samsung might indeed be prepping the Galaxy Alpha as a direct competitor to Apple's iPhone 6, which is expected to appear around that time, and sport a 4.7" panel in its turn. As for the announcement date, Korean media is reporting today that the Galaxy Alpha could be unveiled as soon as this Wednesday, August 13th, rather than the IFA expo in Berlin later on, where Note 4 is expected to be the star of the show.

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posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:02 4

1. jshan (Posts: 191; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Looking so lame for me !!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:45 3

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 144; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Sansung run out of idea, while Apple reserved some to copy with

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:07 4

2. Tritinum (Posts: 96; Member since: 06 May 2014)


hm...this phone is interesting!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:11 3

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5400; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I like how it looks like the S2, but the shape of the home button is weird, I prefer the one on the S2.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:12 6

4. chunky1x (Posts: 230; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


I'm not sure if this phone will make an impact. This one does not scream next gen since it is based on the S5. I consider this a MEH and it will agitate some people since they purchased the S5 already.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:16 8

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5400; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If I have the S5, I won't buy this because this is just a minor difference. If I want premium, I'd rather choose Xperia Z2, One M8 or Ascend P7 etc. instead.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:40 5

7. iushnt (Posts: 636; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


If u have s5 u won't choose any of those. Better to wait for real s5 killer..

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:57 3

14. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Almost anything is enough to kill the S5 :)

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 10:25

27. nathan.carter (Posts: 192; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


HTC is the S5 killer lol.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:57 1

15. mujahidyousaf (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


Or better wait for Xperia Z3 compact.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:04 1

20. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Why not you tell us what you know about this phone? Seems like you know a lot more than most people here.
Generally idiots tend to do that.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:17

21. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5400; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I stand by my own opinion and preference, you have no rights to question or disagree with it. I'm like the others here, I know the leaks about this phone.

Also, don't be an idiot, knowing a lot more than people doesn't mean that he/she is an idiot. Albert Einstein knows a lot more than us, and does this mean that he's an idiot? Please think twice before posting a comment, you're disrespecting people. That's all I have to say. Peace!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:39 2

6. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 93; Member since: 13 May 2014)


You can say the same thing about the upcoming iphone which will not scream next gen phone and it will sell like hot bread.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:52 1

12. chunky1x (Posts: 230; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


You can't say the same thing with iPhone. It will sell big more or less due to fanatical fans and those who find Android too hard to use. Also profits is higher for Apple since you buy all apps in the Apple Apps Store and licensing from Apple for cases, apple certified headphones and periphery. Lastly, overpriced accessories like $20 cable.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:43 3

8. GreekGeek (Posts: 779; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


What a piece of S.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:46

10. iushnt (Posts: 636; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


So u mean to say only I phones r gr8??

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:53 2

13. GreekGeek (Posts: 779; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I don't own any Apple device

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:50 1

11. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4298; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


The Exynos 5433 will preform fast and zippie.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 06:58 4

16. alex3run (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 May 2014)


But it won't be inside Galaxy Alpha. And Snapdragon 805 also will not power this device.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:03

17. mujahidyousaf (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


Samsung only cares about profit. They don't care about the durability of the phone.
Love u sony.
Fingers crossed for Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact,truly premium phones. (Y)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:04 5

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 144; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


What Samsung should fear more isn't Apple but the Chinese competitor, Apple doesn't harm much. Because iPhone 5s isn't his "final form"

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:26 1

19. yep_its_ed (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


Either this picture or the ones in the last article are fake, because the "Alpha" in the last article had bumps on the sides and this one doesn't.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:39

22. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Nice catch, this one is not scalloped on edges.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:56

24. Zomer (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 May 2013)


That's caused by the angle it's shot in, this certainly isn't fake.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:46

23. .KRATOS. (Posts: 113; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Hope the TouchWiz will be flatter n lighter.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 23:00 1

25. fireblade (Posts: 694; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


bring back the menu key.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 01:29

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I concur with your sentiment. You can just long-press the app key. And I believe you can switch it back in TouchWiz.

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