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Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be announced on August 13, Exynos 5433 Octa processor and 12MP camera expected

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be announced on August 13, Exynos 5433 Octa processor and 12MP camera expected
Earlier today, we told you that a Samsung executive confirmed the upcoming release of two new handsets: one sporting a large display, and another one manufactured with “new materials.” The former is probably the Galaxy Note 4, and the latter should be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. While the Note 4 is expected to be unveiled in September at IFA 2014, the Galaxy Alpha is supposed to arrive a bit earlier.

Yesterday, we heard that Samsung may want to announce the Alpha on August 4. However, according to a new report from German website AllAboutSamsung, that date isn’t accurate. Instead, it’s said that the handset will be announced on August 13.

AllAboutSamsung has a few images that seemingly confirm some of the Galaxy Alpha’s specs, as well as one of its model numbers: SM-G850F. Apparently, the Alpha is powered by an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor that allows it to outperform older devices like the Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S4. Other expected features: 4.8-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 12 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of non-expandable internal memory. Android 4.4.4 KitKat and a heart rate sensor should complete the feature list.

Unlike the plastic-made Galaxy S5 (Samsung’s current flagship smartphone), the Galaxy Alpha includes an aluminum frame around its (apparently very thin) body. Are you excited about this new handset? Let us know in the comments below!


source: AllAboutSamsung (translated)

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posted on 31 Jul 2014, 08:59 2

1. bucky (Posts: 2707; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


This is actually very tempting for me. Pretty good specs and not gigantic!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:26 1

13. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


megafacepalm
waiting note4 or s6

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 19:47

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'm waiting for their CURVED YOUM PHONES to be release. I pass all other GALAXY DEVICES.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 11:25 3

24. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Dude check the battery size...
It is just 1500 not even 2000 !!!!!!!!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 14:43 1

32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's not the battery size lol. Check again.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 15:47

36. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


It does look like 1500 mA to me from the first pic... if not then whats the real capacity?...

The phone looks like a pretty good iPhone 6 competitor though.

Will it be waterproof?

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 20:01

40. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 527; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


yes it does say 1500mA, but like papasmurf said, that rating is not for battery capacity. it's a label stating what current the device is rated at, not the capacity of the battery.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 20:52 1

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


It's meant say 1500mah, not 1500Ma.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 06:37

43. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yes you both are correct.
It did seem strange the the S5 mini would have got a far bigger one...

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 22:42

44. kevin91202 (Posts: 586; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


No. It says 1500mA because it means 1500mA. It refers to the input current.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:00 3

2. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Not that tempting as it used to be a month ago when everyone thought that it's Galaxy F with S805 and QHD display.
This is a regular mid range phone with mediocre specs.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:51 7

17. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


"...regular mid range phone with mediocre specs."

You're a moron. The Exynos 5433 already performs better than the S805 when it isn't pushing over two million more pixels. This phone will be one of the best performers on the market. The only worrisome things are the battery size and availability.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:24

21. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Would you buy it over a Note 4 or iPhone 6 or HTC M8 or Galaxy S5?
80% wouldn't!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 12:24 1

28. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


^^ This dude knows everything.

Ask him how to improve global economic condition, he will have the answer in 1 min.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 16:47 1

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


I would, cause I'm a power user

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posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:03 1

3. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


A big NO if it's pentile Crap'O'LED.

Otherwise, it depends on the price. USD399 off contract would be acceptable.

While I can live with Suxynos, JunkWiz will be a real pain though...

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:08 9

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


Better than your overpriced low speced iphone.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:10 5

10. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)


iPhone has nothing to do with this article, Troll.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:28 1

14. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


go to school please
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8258/evaluating-samsungs-qhd-amoled-displays

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:05 1

4. Mube007 (Posts: 236; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


it will be slightly better than galaxy s3

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:05 1

5. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Did anybody see the battery in picture 1?... 1500 mAH... Doesn't sound too good but we'll wait and see...

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:06

6. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Oh, S-Hit!
I wasn't aware of that.

Ok, I'd pay up to USD299 off contract now.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:09

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


You will pay for a samsung? LOL!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:22 1

12. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


What a waste, I suppose if you're looking for a cheap mid-range it would be OK.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 13:09 3

30. devorama (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


That does not say 1500 mAh. It says 1500 mA. That is the rating for the input voltage and current for the PHONE, not the battery. This is a picture with the battery removed. It tells us nothing of the capacity of the battery that will fit here.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 15:40

35. av911 (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I love all these geniuses at PA.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 16:06

37. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Alright sweet.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 01:42

42. iushnt (Posts: 1793; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


When the battery of my s4 is removed, it shows 1300 Ma

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:08

7. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


looks like my old s2 :')

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:32 1

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


great size, not so great specs so this will be a pass for me.
and let's use a less chrome-y looking metal spine Samsung...

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