Samsung Galaxy Alpha to come with a free Gear Fit at Vodafone?
According to Caschys Blog, all Vodafone Germany stores will offer free Gear Fit wearables to Galaxy Alpha buyers, while supplies last. That’s a nice deal, though the suggested retail price of the Alpha in Germany isn’t too attractive: €649 - higher than the price of an unlocked Galaxy S5 (around €530).
The Alpha is not your regular Galaxy, as Samsung used metal to manufacture its frame, side rim, and home key. The handset’s thinness (6.7 mm) contributes to its premium look. Feature-wise, the Galaxy Alpha offers a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE Cat. 6, fingerprint scanner, a 12 MP rear camera, octa-core Exynos 5430 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 1860 mAh battery. The new smartphone has five color versions: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Sleek Silver, Scuba Blue, and Frosted Gold.
Apart from being released in Europe next month, the Galaxy Alpha should also be available in the US - though we don’t have official details on this yet.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
source: Caschys Blog (translated)
1. rd_nest (Posts: 822; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Here's a very simple advice to all readers.
Don't look at official retail price of any Samsung mobile. They are always too expensive. If you purchase any Samsung phone 2 months after it's release you will get it for 30-50% less than what's mentioned in official retail price communication.
Everyone knows it, or should know it by now..
6. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1224; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
it should come with fit for that iprice
8. rd_nest (Posts: 822; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
You really don't get it, do you?
Let me put it in layman's term; when Samsung or some other vendors puts such thing for pre-order, you know for sure the price they mention is not the real street price. Here they list S5 as around $850, but the actual street price is around $600-620. Not black market, but actual prices in various stores.
10. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Doesnt happen in every country...
2. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
Not sure I get the idea here. Sale for more, include watch, specs not quite on par with cheaper S5? I'd probably choose the S5.
7. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
True. I probably wouldn't lose my Note 3 I have for either of these.
4. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Let's assume that it's finally a "challenge" to the iPhone - both in "premiumness" and in specs. :P
5. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
If you pay the full retail price purchasing Sammy's, you did something terribly wrong.
9. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 200; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
why samsung phone,s are toooooooo ugly ? really bad design remember 5 year,s ago
and i hate it
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3728; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Funny how Samsung doesn't mention that it includes a special A5 Cortex chip that is always on / always listening.
I'd rather not have a smartphone than have something listening and recording me all the time.