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Samsung Galaxy Alpha to sport a 4.8-inch 720p screen?

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha to sport a 4.8-inch 720p screen?
First seen yesterday in lots of live images, Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy Alpha may not be the high-end device that some were expecting it to be. According to SamMobile, which updated a previous report, the Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.8-inch display with 720 x 1,280 pixels - which isn’t exactly high-end by today’s standards.

Initially, it was believed that the Galaxy Alpha featured a 4.7-inch screen, and we assumed its resolution would be of at least 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Well, it looks like we were wrong. Of course, a 720p display has one definite advantage: it doesn’t drain battery life as fast as higher-res screens.

It’s said that the Galaxy Alpha has 32GB of non-expandable internal memory, and an aluminum frame around its body. On the back, we can see a camera with LED flash, as well as a heart rate sensor. All in all, the Alpha might end up being a premium-looking device with mid-end features. Hopefully, this means it won’t be too expensive.

In case you missed all the Samsung Galaxy Alpha live photos yesterday, we’ve included them below (some images show the unannounced handset next to the Galaxy S5). Reportedly, the final design of the Galaxy Alpha may change. The smartphone could be officially introduced next month.


source: SamMobile

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posted on 24 Jul 2014, 12:52 1

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


A 1080p phone with a MicroSd card slot would have been great...

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:37

47. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i see a sim or sd card slot on back above the battery, so the lte-a and that tells me its not coming to america.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 01:04 2

61. mmmanuuu (Posts: 401; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Headbutting the iphone 6 with a 720p phone ? Yeah right !
If sammy wants to play against iphone 6 then these should be the specs of Galaxy S5 Premium.
1. QUAD HD SUPER AMOLED
2. Snapdragon 805
3. Android L
4. 3500+ mAh battery
5. A security feature that actually works. Something like a finger print scanner which does it job perfectly.
6. Completely overhauled touchwiz.
7. Metallic or a much premium plastic material for its body. Something like the Nokia Lumia phones or like millions of Chinese premium phones like, oppo, one plus xiaomi etc.
8. A much better designed phone. Sammy has been following the same design for its galaxy series since the beginning. Who wouldn't like a change?
9. OIS camera with full hd slow motion.
10. 5 mega pixel wide angle front camera.
11. VOOC charger
12. Water and Dust resistant could be an option.
13. Extremely thin bezels.

I know i know this is samsung and all these will remain only in my dreams. Still it would be nice if sammy incorporates these tech in the Galaxy F or Prime or whatever they name it.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 02:02 2

63. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


chutiya.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 15:48

69. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Even though I have an objection for using such words .. I liked your comment because if describes him perfectly. !

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:06 1

66. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This post is moronic on so many levels. I won't get into details but I'll let you figure it out with a question. Although I doubt you could.

If the main iPhone 6 specs are nowhere near your list and they are not. Why does Samsung need those specs in order to compete with the iPhone 6?

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 15:56

70. gehrig (Posts: 301; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Because the iPhone 6 has optimization and a rabid fan base.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 12:56 6

2. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


That phone is definitely not competing with the iphone.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:00 2

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


yes only competitor from samsung is note 4

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:14 4

15. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


How could be iPhone competitor to Note4??? Have you lost your mind?

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:39 4

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


Im very sure you are an idiot if u cant understand how iphone competitor to note 4 wait for sales you dumb, wait and see how iphone owns every phone. deal with it

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 14:18 7

36. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I think he is trying to point out that a device with (mostly likely) 4.7 inch screen is not in direct competition with a device of 5.7 (or more) inch screen which is a phablet category.

A buyer who wants a huge display would not even consider iPhone and vice versa.

Sales ≠ Competition. Nor does higher sales mean a better phone.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 14:26

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


considering that there is no new phone from samsung for september only note 4 remains to competition ( unless samsung wont release new phone on september) ppl always wants to buy new devices. if the 4 inch iphone can compete with other 5+ inches flagships then 4.7 inch iphone can do it against note 4 or vice versa.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:41

48. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


you must be dumb yourself i have seen the reactions of the people on youtube to the ip 6 dummy phone most thought it was real and the guy had to tell them no its fake, alot thought it was a samsung phone, some did not like the size, thinking it would fall out of the pocket wow just wow, then the ones that said yes its apple i have everything apple the tablet the mac pro and the iphone, so you will have sales but not what you think unless they take more from android like nfc, hd screen big screens bigger battery and we know thats not happening and many other things

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:51

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


wait and see ... ppl always complain about iphone but it sells crazy. if you think iphone wont sell based on youtube video you must be dumb yourself

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 17:13 1

55. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I don't argue if iphone 6 will outsell Note4(or not).
Just wanna tell you than Note is much more than large phone.
(and don't think that there is "phablet" category-the menial media invent that ugly word since first 5" phone come)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 20:47

58. gehrig (Posts: 301; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Lots of people will buy the iPhone 5.5 inch and lots of people will buy the Note 4. Competition.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:00

7. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Who told you that is meant for that???

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:02 1

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I wonder how Samsung will market it, I mean they already have shrunken down GS5.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:46

49. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i think they will make fun of the battery again and screen something like look i got the new ip6 its got a bigger screen as he is plugging into the wall in coffee shop then old lady walks behind falls over the cord guy is like my phone, and the other guy looks up at him from his note or gs5 and says should have made a bigger battery. lol
and then the guy handing out coffee the the barrister from the gs3,

i would love it if its the kid from the google movie intern, he was the kid in the line on the first commercial.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:50

51. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-battery-test/

click on "Expand". You see all of those phones under the iPhone 5S? They are the ones taking up the wall sockets in Starbucks while charging their phones.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:21 1

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


That's for sure, I'll be getting the iPhone before I get this.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 14:13 2

34. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Its not competing with the iPhone, it's an iPhone copycat. Samsung and everyone other is thinking that the iPhone 6 will not have an 1080p display, so why should samsung go that high.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 20:28

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


Then they probably are not going to use the 805 procceser either.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 12:59 1

3. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


So as I said before , this is mid-range phone. Just like last year's WHOLE ALUMINUM Galaxy J.

Sealed tin-can is not for high-end phones, and the menial tech media must learn it. The cheap aluminium is not "premium", too.
All this lies about "premium" G5 was to hold the sale of the great G5 and to brainwash the naïve ppl, that G5 is not as "premium" as the aluminium ihone5s. Pathetic. LOL

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:10 4

14. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What the bloody hell are you talking about? The Galaxy J was a high end device launched only for the Japanese and Taiwanese markets... Plus it's not even full aluminium...

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:27

21. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Full aluminium" can not function.
Go and see the specs of Galaxy J and compare them with S4, iboy.
And who told you for which markets is this Alpha???LOL

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:32 6

24. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Are you on drugs? J has 5 inch Full HD display, 3 GB RAM, SD800, 13 mpx camera... Here's the linkhttp://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_j-5887.php

Did I ever talk about Alpha's markets? I said that J was for Japan and Taiwan...

BTW I'm not an iBoy.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:40 3

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


dont mind him he has no brain lol

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:40 2

29. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Seems to be so xD Or maybe he just doesn't know how to use it. He should look for an operations manual.

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