Black Samsung Galaxy F captured in the wild

The Samsung Galaxy F leaks are becoming relentless, especially if you consider this last week, and usually that's the case the closer a phone gets to its actual release date. It would appear that we are no more than a few short months away from witnessing Samsung's supposedly more luxurious take on the flagship model, with a device that, all agree, will sport a metal frame in order to at least partially disperse certain consumers' dissatisfaction with what they perceive as a relatively cheaper build. 

But the metal in the chassis is hardly all that's exciting about the Galaxy F -- its hardware specs sheet leaves practically nothing to desire at this point. We're talking an allegedly larger, 5.24-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution display, a mighty Snapdragon 805 chip capable of providing LTE-A speeds of up to 225 Mbps, 3 GB of RAM, and the same excellent, 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera found in the current Samsung Galaxy S5. Not too bad, especially if Samsung strikes sooner rather than later, and releases the Galaxy F at the beginning of the fall. That will, most likely, position the Android giant very well compared with its rivals' offerings.

source: evleaks

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)



1. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

3 GB of RAM? Can't they upgrade it to like 4 GB? Or it requires a 64-bit architecture?

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I believe 4 is maximum on 32 bit? At least on Windows. I dunno.

17. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Android L supports 64 bit so they can use 64-bit chip...

19. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Photos show two different designs, one with curved down side and one with strait (asymmetric). That button in the photo of the symmetric one, spoils the phone's curvage. Looks better on that rendering. I don't like the brushed gold though, I'd like it satin gold.

21. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014


22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Maximum addressable memory while running in 32 bit is about 3.5 GB. They could put 4 GB in the Galaxy F without a 64 bit chip and Android L, but about 512 MB of it would be unavailable for use. They could put in a 64 bit chip and 4 GB of RAM, and then once the Android L update comes out consumers could finally use that extra 512 MB. It's the ultimate marketing plot, "This update will give your Galaxy F more RAM!"

23. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Thanx for that. 512mb look so small to market it. Imho the ultimate plot is that they charge more than $50 for the extra 16gb (from 16 to 32 I mean).

25. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Apple charge $100. Better?

3. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Can somebody tell me why the pixel arrangement of the display is so visible on photos 5 and 6? I can almost count the pixels themselves zooming in...

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Because it's a lazily made render.

10. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Believe it's a sought-after effect. Who knows.

20. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

It's a raster kind of graphic effect. You almost can't see pixels in real life displays like this one with 1440 x 2560 resolution. How could you on an image 700 x 500px?

24. bparkerson unregistered

That would depend on the display you are actually viewing from not from the display in the picture. Besides, I think what we are looking at is a photoshopped picture and not the actual display...that's what it looks like to me.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Gotta say this beast looks pretty sexy...

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

whut ? it is like s5 no difference

8. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Oh really... (9th image)

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Look at the pics closely. The devil is in the detail. I personally see a lot of difference. Also, if you're expecting a complete overhaul then that's not going to happen. You just don't outright change the design of a multi-million flagship product which people have grown use to. None of the OEMs ever radically change their design language may it be Z2 from Z1, M8 from M7, iPhone 6 from iPhone 5s, etc.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Meh! It pretty much looks like an S5. The only difference is a metal ring lol! Your basically getting exited about a metal ring. The specs are hardly better than a note 3.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not 'your' its You're. Lets look at the phone's design a bit more sensibly: 1. No perforated back. This back looks really nice. Not very glossy but not exactly matt either. 2. The metal ring is less accentuated. Also, it is much more darker and smoother unlike the patterned ring on GS5. 3. The phone's speaker is placed down below near the charging port unlike on the back on GS5 which is a big welcome change. 4. The bezels are incredibly small. On the hardware front, 1. Mostly likely at least SD 805 or a better Exynos 2. QHD, QHD and QHD 3. 3GB Ram. So yeah, its way better then Note 3. Not to mention the Note series and Galaxy S series are both targeted at different audience. So comparing them is really stupid.

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

meh....waiting for note 4....

12. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I wish they would do away with the samsung branding on the front and the cheap looking silver earpiece. The front should be all black like a nexus device with the branding on the back. Or at least move the samsung branding up a few mm so it is central and just have small black holes hidden in the branding for the earpiece.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

An S5 LTE-A edition with 3GB and the 805, with a unlocked bootloader/optional KNOX would be great. Add the S5 Active's camera button for some extra goodness. I certainly don't need the extra cost and added radiation of a metal back cover and metal bumper. As much as I sometimes think the bezelboys are out of control, nothing compares to the metalfetishboys. They love their metal and rage hard for it.

15. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's fake.

16. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Isn't it an S4?

18. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Looks good. If rumors are true on the specs then it will definitely be a decent contender.

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