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First Samsung Galaxy Alpha camera samples surface

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First Samsung Galaxy Alpha camera samples surface
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has just gone official with a 4.7-inch screen and a metal frame, positioning itself as a direct rival to the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 that's also said to feature the same screen size and similar material build. If it aims to rival the iPhone 6, though, the Galaxy Alpha will have to match it on another front - camera and photography.

So does it? The Galaxy Alpha features a 12-megapixel camera (with a single LED flash and no mention of optical image stabilization) that sticks out just slightly out of the back (it's not completely flush with the back cover), similarly to the way the Galaxy S5 camera makes a slight hump. The Galaxy Alpha camera comes with an f/2.2 aperture and a focal length of 4.80mm. Keep in mind that these first sample photographs are likely taken with a non-final build of the Galaxy Alpha - the phone is launching on September 12th after all, and Samsung might still introduce some additional tweaks to its camera algorithms.

With this in mind, these first camera samples from the Galaxy Alpha do give a general idea of what the shooter is capable of. Different samples below shine light on different aspects of the 12-megapixel main cam on the Alpha - color reproduction, exposure, night shots, and so on. Take a look at them right below.

Images courtesy of Hi-Tech.mail.ru.
source: Hi-Tech (translated)

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posted on 13 Aug 2014, 04:39

1. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

no. 4 to seems to me impressive apart its avg.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 04:40 10

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

All this means for me is the Note 4 will be brilliant spec wise and build wise if like this with more bells and whistles. Note 4 is a buy for me.... See ya iPhone 5

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 11:53 1

19. Philipand96 (Posts: 103; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)

I finally get it, The Galaxy Alpha was never meant to be a premium phone!

It appears that Samsung Board members fed up with apple suing them have finally had the last laugh.

And to name it Alpha is as close to Apple without being sued again

All the complaints by Samsung followers about battery size ,1800mAh, resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (320 ppi pixel density)

Here is the biggest clue 32GB NON EXPANDABLE METAL PHONE

Samsung have NEVER released a premium phone without expansion

This is typical of what Apple fans will accept as a premium phone is what
Samsung have done here
Samsung have released an Android version of the 4.7" iphone6 with all the inherent mid-range properties

Do you really think that Sammy could not have put in better specs?

Until I saw the bezel in the photo above I myself was wondering why, would a S5 variant look not like a variant but like its offspring

From the many leaks by Apple,afaik the IP6 will retain its 8Mp main camera, so the Aplha (12MP) specs far exceed what will leave the Orchard which will not come with payments enabled NFC

No doubt after the 09/09/14 Apple announcement, samsung will comment further but IMO it's an iPhone with specs

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 04:40 3

3. neela_akaash (Posts: 1229; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

Looks like the strip-down version of xiaomi mi 4....

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 04:42

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


posted on 13 Aug 2014, 04:51 6

5. XaErO (Posts: 333; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Awesome !! .. camera samples look impressive !!

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 12:00

20. x_maly_x (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

Lol...you must change eye doctor....

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 05:31 3

6. twens (Posts: 1061; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Android buyers are so drown into specs they don't see what sammy has done here. I think this alpha is going to be sammy's all round best performer. Simple yet elegant and practical design. Cool specs that can deliver top notch performance. What more do you people want? Spec isn't everything atleast WP and iPhones have proven that countless times.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 08:06 1

14. Wiencon (Posts: 2022; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

You're right, I don't like Samsung products but this one is pretty amazing, nice, compact, but I hoped for waterproof feature and SD slot - these things are dealbreakers for me, maybe if it had 64GN version but it doesn't

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 09:04

16. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 228; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Well, I would agree with that but the truth of the matter is, Samsung's OS does need horse power to properly work. I'm loving the design of the Galaxy Alpha but I can already see TW lag and stutter as always... Let's hope that the 720p screen helps a bit with fluidity.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 06:00 3

7. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

They look pretty nice apart from the low light sample, which looks real bad.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 06:00 1

8. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

Nice but not best

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 06:04

9. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

The night shot is below average. Noise reduction and image artifacts all over the place

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 06:54

12. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Name one phone which doesn't have noise at high ISO.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 08:02

13. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

Every phone has. But this one has strong frequency chroma noise while even iphone 5s only has medium frequency luminance noise

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 08:13

15. uzimafioso (Posts: 463; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)

I agree. Phones dont have huge lenses and low-light shots always have noise. People expect DSLR grade night shots with 7 mm phones. Even Lumia 1020 suffers at night. There is always noise. And that LG laser focus wont give noiseless night shots either. People should have the sense to know that unlike dreams technology is restricted. They dream about capturing night shots as clear as their eyes perceive -__-

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 06:38

10. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)

This is fake photo for Galaxy Alpha. Don't make a pool to yourself +Victor H.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 06:39

11. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Waiting Note 4 ... (camera Android ) Oppo One Plus One > S5 > My Note 3 > Alpha

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 09:11

17. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)



posted on 13 Aug 2014, 09:14

18. alexvv (Posts: 165; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)

night shot is actually well above average, especially while lacking ois.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 12:16

21. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Does it use ISOCELL?

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 08:39

23. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 228; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Yes it does

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 17:08

22. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Well considering how good Samsung were since 2011 with the SGS2, this shooter should up there with the best.

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