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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 (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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: 400; 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: 298; 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: 473; 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: 3349; 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 (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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: 298; 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 (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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: 2339; 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: 1303; 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.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 15:06

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


S4 is 7 months old when when J comes with same specs . And Note is already there.
It's not meant to be highest end phone, only old aluminum version for the aluminum markets Japan and Taiwan.(iphone and m7)
Samsung have only TWO high end models yet- S and Note. Period.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 15:30 2

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


Wrong. Very wrong. J has SD800 while S4 has SD600 and with it of course the upgraded GPU. Also an extra GB of RAM. The difference is big.

You already know you're so lost. Why even continue anymore? "Samsung have only TWO high end models yet- S and Note. Period."?!! Please. Let me laugh! LOL :D Since when have you decided how many high end devices Samsung can release per year? It might not be a world wide flagship, but in the markets where it was released it's Samsung's best offering besides the Note 3 (at that time). According to your logic, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, which has slightly upgraded specs from S5 and only released in S-Korea, isn't a high end model? SMH

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 15:57

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


You completely mess up my point iboy.
About GJ, I meant that was not meant to be flagship AT All. There was Note there already. This was THE HIGHEST END MODEL at the moment. GJ was just ment for the aluminium market in Japan and Taiwan. With no other hopes.
Samsung WILL NEVER make aluminium flagship, or other metal. The only chance is if they invent some alloy that is good for smartphones. The tech media brainwashed you with "coming premium metal G5", only to hold down the S5 sale , and to point, that sealed aluminum tin can iphone is premium , but S5 is not.
P.S.
The story with G5 LTE A is different,
They just test the new display in Korea. It's only offcontract.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:17 3

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


Last thing I'll say to this: I'm not an iBoy.

I believe I have said enough here already. Peace.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 17:06

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


OK. Peace.
But I hope you undestand my point , too.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:48 2

50. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


your entire argument is based on very narrow definitions of what high end and flagship mean

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:30

23. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)


The galaxy j had a 1080p screen a 2.3ghz processor w/ 3gbs of ram. How is that mid range?

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:00

4. mayur007 (Posts: 563; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


reminds me of s2

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:00 1

5. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


What the heck are you even doing Samsung?!!? You're about to get your butt handed to you by the iPhone 6 AND the iPhone 5S!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:03 4

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


Blame the tech media , not Samsung for tis lies, iboy.
Aluminium is the worst material for smartphones an Samsung (and the normal ppl) know it very well.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 14:11

33. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Is that why Samsung is making an UPGRADED S5 WITH METAL! Samsucker.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 15:07 1

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


Who told you that iboy?

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 10:33

68. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


All of the rumors. Now go Samsuckit

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:02

9. jellmoo (Posts: 1498; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Priced right, I think that this can still be a winner. A $350-400 off contract price with a nice build could push this out.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:05

11. Mels13 (Posts: 91; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)


No its not my next phone.I thought it will be all metal or ever matted metal and defenetely with memory card support.I dont buy Iphone exactly because of non-expandable memory

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:19

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


It's time to stop with this "premium aluminium" BS iboys.
It's not for high end phones. By the way Samsung had last year whole aluminium Galaxy J - again mid-range like this. Nothing new here.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:27 1

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


Again Galaxy J was high end for Japan and Taiwan........ And it wasn't full aluminium. Stop spreading shi*.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:29

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


Again , Galaxy J WAS NOT high end phone. Check it out with S4

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:33 1

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


Comment #24

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:04

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


It's time to stop with this "premium aluminum" iboys. There is NOT such a thing.
The menial tech media lie with the reason.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:12

44. Mels13 (Posts: 91; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)


I like metal-it looks chic and very nice in hands but non-expandable storage is completely bye-bye.Even if its from gold I wont buy phone without memory card slot

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:14

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


Well metal has nothing to do with SD slot and stuff.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 17:00

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


Yes.
But has to do with the replaseable battery(every atemp so far was flop)
The signal.
The feel in hand.
Heaviness.
Not easy to replace or repare.
And espesially the aluminum is very easy to dent.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 00:51 1

60. ecmedic4 (Posts: 324; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Lol you have NO clue what your talking about sBoy. I have the iPhone 5S and there is NO problem with signal, it feels great in the hand, and its NOT heavy at all. You worship samsung like they are a god to you, and hate on Apple in 95% of your comments so ppl should take anything you say and consider it nothing more than BS.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:08 6

12. NextGenTech (Posts: 59; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Like this site but you say "with 720 x 1,280 pixels - which isn’t exactly high-end by today’s standards" Still better than current iPhone 5s, yet you proclaimed that phone as beautiful screen etc.

Agree the screen specs is poor if true but what does that then say of Apple's current iPhone screen? Even with the new 6 coming it still won't be 1080p yet you'll droll over it instead of saying "Apple mugging customers with screen and poor battery mAH"

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:03 1

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


There are a ton of double standards that Apple has managed to fool people in the media with through an excellent pr department.

The high benchmarks due to the efficient software and low res screen but Apple credits the hardware.

The illusion of an excellent warranty and customer service by replacing phones easily. Yet people are too stupid to realize that the only reason it's so good is because their profit margins are so big and because they charge you the price of 3 or 4 iPhones so if they sell you one and replace one they are still ahead by 2 iPhones worth of money.

The list goes on and on yet the ifans and media are too stupid to realize this.

Especially the clueless mmmaaaannnuuu guy up there. Apparently Samsung needs to do all that yet Apple can have a less than 1080p screen and a less than 2000 mah battery and charge a $100 more than Samsung. Okay there buddy.... Lol

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:09

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


Nice build??? What?
No SD , display not much better even than iphone5S??
Or this aluminium frame do the job??? ROTFL. I bet on that you don't see the difference,

If you want nice build buy Samsung flagship phone

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:16 2

16. NextGenTech (Posts: 59; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


You do know iPhone not even 720P - The iPhone 5's screen (1136 x 640) falls just short of 720p so therefore isn't technically 'HD' - But still looks great. So this samsung screen if true would technically be better

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:22

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


Did you read what I just wrote:
"display not much better"
Which means - better.
So what is your point, again?

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:32 1

25. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


ANOTHER GS3?

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