Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s first metal phone, said to be officially unveiled on August 4th

Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s first metal phone, said to be officially unveiled on August 4th
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a first of a kind device for Samsung - a smartphone made with metal, a material that is considered more premium than common plastic, it is different than everything else Samsung offers at the moment.

The Galaxy Alpha has actually already leaked out in images that have given us an idea about what it could look like, but news is that it is now said to get an official unveiling in less than a week, on August 4th. The date comes from the usually reliable SamMobile in a report that says that the earlier rumored mid-August unveiling has been pushed forward.

So what can we expect from the Galaxy Alpha? For starters, it’s not a flagship-level smartphone. Despite having a premium build quality, this is more of a mid-tier device in a class, similar to that of the Galaxy S5 mini.

The rumored specs include the following:

  • 4.8-inch 720p display
  • 32 GB of non-expandable internal storage
  • a fingerprint scanner
The rest remains a mystery, but one that is likely to be soon uncovered, if this rumor is indeed true - if so, stay tuned for the Galaxy Alpha official announcement on Monday, August 4th.


source: SamMobile

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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)

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53 Comments

1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Pa, you forgot Samsung's Wave

9. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I miss the good old days when the galaxy S2 came out. Back then Samsung had made a nice speedy touchwiz for its devices.

26. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

This Galaxy Alpha design looks very similar to S2's, I think.

52. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Aren't ALL Samsung designs very similar? :)

24. Dubs816

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

They forgot the Galaxy J too.

30. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

They didn't forget anything. They just make their daily regular advertising of the "PREMIUM ALUMINUM" iCrap in Samsung's article. Of course they must hint again that Samsung copy the "pemium" iPhone. Right? That's why this mid-range Samsung phone is so often in the "news"

47. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

exactly what I was thinking. I had the original Wave - full aluminium unibody with curved glass AND a removable battery and SD card slot. I then upgraded to the S2 - that was such a disappointment in terms of build material compared to the Wave. But I loved the design of the S2, I hated the S3 which I also upgraded to later on. This Alpha, if it has metal build materials and S2 looking design may be a phone I'd really like, even with it's mid range specs.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks much better with less ugly curves Looks like the S2

3. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Isn't this a step backwards for Samsung, lets hope it has a mid-range price tag

32. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Of course this is mid-range phone. Nothing else. The tech media make it big deal, because of their lies about "soon coming premium aluminium S5". This lies were meant to slow down the sale of S5 and to repeat thousands of times that S5 is not "premium" as their iphones, until they brainwash you

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Looks like they are testing different design language...even the name - 'Alpha' Next is what? 'Beta' !!

11. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Stupid "Doge"!

13. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Such DeathStroke9 , much jelly , hates doge ._.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao.

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Such a Boring design. Seems to be a mid range phone. Metal won't solve the problem... but combine it with some Good Design would really do the job for Samsung.

49. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

What do people want with the design exactly? They're constantly whining here and there about design...Samsung gives you plastic you complain, Samsung gives you metal you complain. What more do you want? Titanium diamond studded gold?

6. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

but it would be 1080p with sd805.

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Didn't the Samsung Captivate have a metal back cover? How can this be the first metal phone from Samsung?

33. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Samsung made many metal smartphones, but tech media don't care . Even last year Galaxy J. Samsung will never make flagship from aluminium, though. Because aluminium is THE WORST material used for smartphones EVER.

36. Busyboy unregistered

Until the S6 or Galaxy F gets it. I'm sure it will change your mind, considering you praise every feature of the S5 being good or bad.

38. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Samsung can go metal for flagship pones ONLY if invent some alloy that is good for smartphones. NEVER this vulnerable aluminium tin can that iPhone and M8 used.(and cut it not to prevent reception) Ask why Samsunite make the suitcases from polycarbonate , NOT ALUMINUM. Or why the helmets are polycarbonate? TO SAVE YOUR LIFE. Try aluminium helmet if you love aluminium. LOL again. There is not Galaxy F. Those lies were invented from Apple's propaganda media, and meant to slow down the sale of S5 and to repeat thousands of times that S5 is not "premium" as their iphones, until they brainwash you.

8. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Dat dimple back though, whatever happened to the brushed metal thing in the previous leaks??

34. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's swappable and for $5-10 you can put whatever back you want(ebay) ,Even aluminium if you don't care much of the reception/

10. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Like the design. Its like the s2. But i dont like the dotted pattern at the back

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Lose the home button. Last one one I had and was forced to use, had a WM logo on it. I know I'll be attacked by the hordes of fans, but it should be known, some of us, do not care for it.

15. willard12 unregistered

Not an attack. But, I'd guess it would be difficult to have a fingerprint scanner without the home button. It also eases use of S voice, google now, screen capture, unlocking, and back. However, I realize for some it's form over function.

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You're right, I forgot they added that into the button. Ugh, I'm hooped by my own tastes.

14. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Why the hell every comment is posted doubly...and we have to option to delete ._.

16. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Ugly as sin. Waiting on note 4.

19. abdulmukta1234

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

It looks better than the ugly Iphone

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