Galaxy Alpha will be slimmer than the iPhone 5s and with metal side rim, new pictures reveal

Galaxy Alpha will be slimmer than the iPhone 5s and with metal side rim, new pictures reveal
And the leaks about Samsung's premium Galaxy Alpha keep on leaking today. We just had a retailer posting it up for preorder online at a pretty unpalatable price, confirming most of the specs tipped so far, and now the phone gets sized up with none other than Apple's venerable iPhone 5s darling.

Well, the rumor that Galaxy Alpha will be about 6mm thin seems to hold water, judging from the side-by-side comparison with Apple's finest, which is 7.6mm thick. Coincidentally, the iPhone 6 is rumored to come with a sub-7mm girth, so Samsung has covered its direct competitor on that front as well. The rim seem to be made entirely of metal, as suggested by the two antenna end notches at the bottom, looking similar to... well, you know who, but the sides seem to be convexed for better grip.

The Galaxy Alpha screen is said to be with a 4.7" diagonal - again, just like on the rumored next-gen iPhone, but of Samsung's signature Super AMOLED variety, with the decent 320ppi pixel density. An octa-core Exynos processor 5433 processor that recently scored more than Snapdragon 805 is expected to be in power, alongside 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of non-expandable storage. A 12 MP rear camera with 0.3s "super-fast autofocus" was also cited for the Galaxy Alpha, meaning it will likely score Samsung's Phase Detection Auto Focus tech, just like its larger brother, the Galaxy S5. Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a fingerprint and a heart rate sensors are also suggested to be in store. This fast Exynos processor hasn't been announced just yet, but is widely expected to support LTE cat. 6 download speeds of up to 300 Mbits.

Perhaps in order to achieve the sub-7mm thickness, Samsung is claimed to use a removable 1850mAh battery for the Galaxy Alpha, which would explain the rumored "only" 720p screen resolution - it might have been chosen to keep the battery ticking longer. The juicer is allegedly replaceable, so the thin metallic design is by no means a unibody solution, despite the non-expandable storage speculation. The pictures below are marked with LTE-A on the back, which indicates that this is the Korean version of the phone, meant to run on the 300 Mbits networks over there. This marks either a Snapdragon 805 silicon, or the claimed Exynos 5433 chipset will indeed find place in the Galaxy Alpha. What do you think, would the Galaxy Alpha be a worthy competitor to an eventual 4.7" iPhone 6 when it lands?

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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. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

IPhone+930 mixed

8. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

It should be called the iAlpha 930

30. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Anyhow , it's the only fair article here, to compare two mid-range phones : Alpha and iPhone 5S At last PA admit that iPhone5S is mid-range phone.

40. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lololol it only concerns thickness. go be fanboy somewhere else lol

49. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not really. He is right. Pretty much everything from the screen to CPU to battery capacity on the Alpha is better than the 5s. Like him or not, if this is a midrange phone,most is the iPhone 5s and most likely the iPhone 6.

51. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

By this stupid logic nexus 5 is also mid range . Price does not matter the experience does . But i agree with you that this phone is not mid ranged . iPhone if it as mid ranged it would have been a lot cheaper .

56. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wtf are you talking about moron? I never mentioned the nexus 5 or the price.

72. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

you idiot read it again . hope you get it .And yes i added n5 to the conversation because spec wise people will start calling it mid range in 2 months but that does not mean it will , it all still offer a great experience .

95. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No the Nexus 5 won't be moron. 1080p screen, ois camera, compact form for a 5 inch, s800 was about as up to date as you could get at the time in BOTH hardware and software. Bringing up the Nexus 5 is as moronic as it gets. It doesn't skimp in anything except arguably the camera but even then it's high megapixel and has OIS, so hardware wise it was top shelf in all aspects. Apple is the only one skimping on battery size and clock speed and screen resolution. Now Samsung has joined Apple on the skimping to prove a point to not very intelligent people like you,yet it still beats the iPhone 5s and probably the 6 in most specifications.

106. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

You are a stupid person who has a hard time following what people say. I said n5 will not be midrange but people will think it is just because more powerful will come to market .

115. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No moron. The nexus 5 had nothing to do with what anyone said. So it is completely out of context. Yes I might have a hard time following what uneducated and stupid people say but believe me, my reading comprehension is excellent and the Nexus 5 doesn't fit into any conversation in here because the Nexus 5 had bleeding edge specs unlike the 5s and alpha.

57. willard12 unregistered

If someone goes to ebay and pays $800 for a Galaxy Ace does that now mean that it is high-end?

84. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ummm... the Nexus 5 is a midrange phone.

67. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

how screen is better ? how cpu is better ? these are better on paper. real life experince always different. you see 720p screen and instantly you think its better than 640p screen but you forget that ppi thing. you judge the unanounced phone and claimed that its better without using it. thats not a good argument.. first use alpha then comment about phone

74. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

I can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. So unless you do some of your own testing you have no credibility

93. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

so you put sreen on your face while using a phone very good.

97. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Like you said, it's better on paper which is the only facts we have to go by. Retard. IOS vs android is subjective but the CPU and GPU and battery size are not. So are you telling me that if you slapped IOS on the Alpha it wouldn't be better performing than the iPhone 5s? It guaranteed would be. That's just the facts. If you have the better engine and you put a lighter body on it that's going to be faster than the crappier engine with the same body. As it stands, the iPhone 5s specs/engine is slower in all areas except OS.

83. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Go check all the tech sites or old PA articles. They call this mediocre mid range Samsung phone. DIRECT RIVAL TO IPHONE 6.

91. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

They call it samsung's "premium" phone. LOL And compare it with iphone. In other articles they call it even iphone6 rival. Pathetic. And I'm not fanboy, iboy

55. Nokia99

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

I totally agree , but with the ugliest back ever

61. engineer-1701d unregistered

Way to screw up another phone

2. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

How are we calling this premium when the back is still the same plastic found on every other Samsung device? Premium doesn't stop at the trim of the phone.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Some people would rather have a plastic back which gives them access to battery and water-dust protection. While others who prefer showing off in the name of 'premium' can choose to hug wall is completely up to them.

102. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I prefer a non-slip back cover with better signal reception and removable battery than a fancy premium cover that will be hidden later with a protective cover.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Moto X is made out of plastic. Upon launch it carried a price tag close to other flagships despite the 720p screen. Care to bash the Moto X too or no since it's not a Samsung device?

19. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Moto X is a joke.

20. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

NOKIA fans called their phones PREMIUM, no matter 100% plastic or just the metal bezel

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Premium means how OEM make phones and has quality.

62. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Samsung has been doing an excellent job building their flagships lately. I had no complaint what so ever about the build quality of my Note 3 and several videos on YouTube prove that they are indeed built like tanks.

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You are impossible. Give credit where its due. This is a beautiful phone. And where the hell is written that premium=/=plastic?

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