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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: 2443; 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: 221; 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: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


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

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 15:47

36. buccob (Posts: 2490; 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: 520; 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: 2490; 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: 514; 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: 197; 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: 197; 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: 1578; 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: 234; 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: 1482; 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: 5710; 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...

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:58

18. TisaTsir (Posts: 70; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


This is so called is doomed to fail. Many potential customers will be highly disappointed. I was expecting.

QHD
805
Battery 3000+mA
3gb ram

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:17

20. Joshua9007 (Posts: 87; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree, I thought they finally were going to give us a true flagship with a metal body (or at least frame) and in a more manageable size. I remember having the S3 and it was a great phone for its day & still is decent if you still have one, but it's over 2 years later so why would you use practically the same screen? I'm actually not lobbying for QHD, but 1080p should be a given and still give good battery life. Also if they have a 16MP camera that is getting rave reviews, Why go with a 12? The battery I can understand not setting record size in order to keep the phone thin, but it better be bigger than 1500mAh even if they have the best power management ever!

As with any rumors, I'll reserve final judgement until we get the announcement... But I really hope they don't drop the ball on this one.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:13 2

19. Dude2014 (Posts: 433; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Big disappointment for me! Hope this is not true.
4.8" FHD latest super AMOLED screen
New Exynos chip (Based on ARM v8)
3-4 GB RAM
Metal body with removable back and sd card slot
16mp camera with OIS
2800mAh
100% kicking iPhone 6's ass
But this is never gonna happen. LOL

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:45

22. Cicero (Posts: 847; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


It is another phone which you're talking about. Do not expect your desire to be generally valid for the business (mass phone user). And also don't expect everyone to pay a premium price for a phone. I think Alpha performance combined with a good accepted price and the marketing from Samsung can reveal a hit here. Let's wait and see. And until then, like I said before, ENJOY with your actual phone and do max that can do.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 11:50

25. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)


the pictures sau mati-t628 but the exynos 5433 is supposed to have the mali-t760. big difference!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 12:29

29. rd_nest (Posts: 1578; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Here something about AnTuTu -- Antutu gets those description by looking up the SoC in a database that is filled manually.

Very easy to make mistakes.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 04:09

45. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Look into the CompuBench info. There is some info adout Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C. The SoC of this device (universal5433) uses Mali T760 GPU, and the info there isn't filled manually.

And Galaxy Alpha is using Exynos 5422, not 5433.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 11:52

26. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


That frame looks like plastic chrome not aluminum. And who cares really when the rest of the body is still Samsung Plastic (TM)

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 12:07

27. avasponge (Posts: 44; Member since: 03 May 2012)


All this people are getting disappointed by this phone. The only thing I see that is mediocre is the screen. The Moto X has a 4.7 720p display and it is an amazing phone. This has a great processor and 2GB of ram. It also has a metal frame and a 12MP camera. The only worrisome thing is the battery and the price. It could have been worse and it could have been better.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 13:13

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


There are a lot of comments on the battery. There is no battery shown in the photos. The photo shows the inside of the phone with the battery removed. The specs shown "3.85V 1500mA" are referring to the input parameters for the voltage and current the phone uses. It does NOT specify anything about the capacity of a battery that would fit this phone. Current is specified in mA (milliamps) whereas battery capacity is specified in mAh (milliamp hours).

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 14:51

33. Genersis (Posts: 217; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Seems very interesting.
Might pick it up, if it's priced bellow £350, but considering the processor and "premium materials", I think it unlikely; especially if this is supposed to compete with the iPhone 6.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 14:52

34. AquaBaron (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


so it is not water & dust resistant

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