Could Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime be called Galaxy Alpha?

Could Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime be called Galaxy Alpha?
Last month, we posted several photos that allegedly presented Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S5 Prime, which is supposed to be more advanced than the company’s current S5 flagship smartphone. Samsung already released a Galaxy S5 spin-off, namely the S5 Active, so an S5 Prime wouldn’t come out of the blue. Still, the new handset might not be called Galaxy S5 Prime, and, in fact, it may not use the S5 moniker at all.

Not long after we revealed the photos that supposedly showed (and still show) the unannounced smartphone, the editor-in-chief of SamMobile - a reliable source when it comes to all things Samsung - tweeted that the S5 Prime “might actually be the Galaxy Alpha.” Of course, that’s just a tweet that wasn’t backed by more details, and we shouldn’t make assumptions based on it. However, we discovered that Samsung recently filed a trademark application (in the US) for the Galaxy Alpha name - and this certainly gives some credit to the aforementioned tweet. The trademark application relates the Galaxy Alpha name to mobile phones and smartphones, among other things, so it’s definitely in the right category. Granted, this doesn't really confirm anything, but at least it tells us that the Galaxy Alpha name is, without a doubt, among Samsung's options for one of its future mobile products.

The Galaxy S5 Prime (or Galaxy Alpha, or whatever its final name is) could be officially announced by Samsung this month, and we’re expecting it to be the company’s first Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) smartphone. Until we hear more on this, you can see the alleged new handset in the slideshow below.

sources: USPTO, Twitter

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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. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I like the naming of this year's Galaxy S5 variants. S5 Zoom is now K Zoom and S5 Prime instead of Alpha. Sounds good

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

S5 Prime = Prestige Alpha = cheap

4. king1000

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Alpha is the first letter of the greek alphabet. It also means to be the most powerful or dominant. How does that equal cheap???

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

His means material not name.

33. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

By doing this, Samsung is shooting its own foot.

10. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

How about Samsung desperate?

35. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Because selling millions of phones per month rhymes with desperate.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sounds like a frat house.

29. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

for the frat bros

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3280; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I hope it will not be ugly like S5....

3. torr310

Posts: 1654; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Whatever it calls doesn't matter to me as long as it is good enough.

5. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

looks the same to me

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not only you but we also.

13. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

"We"??? Please dont bring me to your pathetic comunity..

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Who told u that u r in our team.......we mean we not u.

17. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Then what ur doin here?? I see no nokia here?? Ooopss i forgot you have no life.. sorry..

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Then how do I comment.

23. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Using a keyboard obviously??

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

prime aid, or cool aid..

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

First aid

11. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Not drinking the cool aid sammy.

12. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

I think your htc one m8 sales really needs aid..

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Ok, and how much will this cost? 850.00 or 300.00 on a 2yr contract?

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

S5 owners are going to be pissed if this phone actually happens...

20. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

As much as I bought the phone with the knowledge of this possibility, I don't (want to) believe it because it would be a very tacky move, and nothing like this has ever materialized before. The S5 is a great device regardless, but a flagship is a flagship.

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, I'm still kind of doubt if that this phone will happen... It would be a bad move on Samsung's part and their reputation would be hurt, because people bought the S5 expecting that it would be Samsung's flagship for a whole year and not just a few months...

24. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

not sure about the whole flagship term, but currently the S5 is selling at 620 USD in my country (as comparison, Note 3 is 20 USD less) without any contract. the S5 Prime may be having a price tag of 700-750 USD when launch.

25. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Well, a lot of S5 owners will definitely be pissed...

32. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

But in reality they still have the same phones they bought. It's not like Prime is going to make their phones leak and lag. I'm still going to love my note 3 after note 4 comes out.

26. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Hope the device itself is not a Beta...

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