Metal-clad Galaxy F (Alpha) flagship to be announced on August 13th, will engage the iPhone 6 in a dogfight

Metal-clad Galaxy F (Alpha) flagship to be announced on August 13th, will engage the iPhone 6 in a dogfight
Korean media is getting very specific about the potential release of the metal-clad Samsung Galaxy F flagship (or Alpha, as they call it), claiming that we will see it announced on the 13th of August, with availability scheduled to battle the iPhone 6 release in September. The Galaxy F is expected to be the first phone in Samsung's "luxury" line of upscale handset which will combine both beauty and brawn, featuring top of the line specs, like a Snapdragon 805 processor, or a Quad HD display, and at the same time coming with a more premium exterior.

Well, at least Samsung's understanding of premium seems to be a metal back cover and sides, judging from the leaked photos so far, while the general shape and feel remain those of the Galaxy S5, but let's not put the cart before the horse, and wait to see what Samsung will actually announce next month. Leaked specs on AnTuTu include the aforementioned Snapdragon 805, clocked at up to 2.7 GHz, a 5.1" Quad HD Super AMOLED panel, 3 GB of RAM, and a 16 MP camera on the back with optical image stabilization. If Samsung manages to indeed pull this off, and wrap it around with a premium metal chassis, it might have a veritable wonder on its hands, depending on the way that the Galaxy F/Alpha gets priced.

source: ETNews via G4Games

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53 Comments

53. ryane84

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

when is it going to be available to buy for Verizon and at&t

49. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

So this is going to be Samsung's flagship line and the S line will just become the mid-high-end smart phones that nobody cares about...

44. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Galaxy F*cks after Galaxy S*cks

46. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

More like your life f*cked because you're s*cks..

47. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

hey, I was gonna say that.

48. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You could write that in your resume.

50. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iJelly

35. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I never rush out buying new devices. Cause technology will always get better. For myself I'm still waiting for Samsung foldable phones/tablets in this case YOULM. so I went with the Z1 and got lots of compliments from my Z1

38. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

You'll have to wait till next year or the year after for the foldable devices from Samsung. unless they feel pressure from competitors, they will never introduce a foldable device to the market. Chances are LG will be the first company to introduce a rollable/bendable device. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/lg-flexible-display-screen-can-be-rolled-into-a-tube-1.2704029

33. Rain017

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

its just made of metal design wise it look the same well aside from the not so different back cover i think samsung should retire that kind of design its so old not so good in phone may actually mistaken galaxy s4 to s5 even that one by just simply covering the heart beat sensors poor design hope they can make a design exclusive for their flagship

32. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Introducing Samsung Galaxy F, the F stands for Fail.

37. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It could also stand for fashion, fabulous, fantastic, fabliaux, fancy, faithful, fantasy, and much more. I have no idea what you learned in your English class, but the world fail is not the only word that starts with f. The point is, your a quintessential, outdated troll.

23. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This will not work. It's to little, to late at this point. Samsung lost a lot of the momentum last year with the S4. The Galaxy F should have been the S4. You can't offer a phone with a metal band with the same design and expect it to compete with the iphone 6. Also, the specs sound like a glorified Note 3. The general public don't even care about specs anymore. Phone from 2012 and beyond are fast enough. What is the selling point of this phone? They are basically admitting that the s5 is garbage.

31. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

They are aiming to steal some of the potential iPhone 6 customers. That's why they are keeping the F a secret so that Apple hopefully cannot respond quickly enough to it. They are aiming for curious customers rather than regular Samsung brand buyers.

21. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This will flop, the iPhone 6 will be the best selling phone this year. Just imagine how much hype it has even a year ago, compared to the galaxy f. Try your luck next time sammy

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The iPhone is a status symbol. iPhone buyers are attracted to the Apple brand as a prestigious status symbol or fashion accessory, for the same reasons people like Rolex watches or Prada bags. The iPhone is a smart phone for dumb users. The iPhone is supposed to be easy to use, so novices are attracted to it for that reason. iPhone users are ignorant. iPhone buyers don't know what Android phones are capable of, or how unnecessary iPhone limitations are. iPhone users are suckered in by skillful marketing. iPhone users are brainwashed Izombie,victims of Steve Jobs' reality distortion field. Product announcements, commercials, packaging, TV and movie product placements and other marketing campaigns by Apple have convinced users that it's a better phone. The iPhone's assumed superiority is marketing-driven perception. The iPhone is the most popular phone and most recognizable brand. Some iPhone buyers want the biggest-selling phone for the same reason people go to Starbucks instead of the locally owned coffee shop or choose Nike shoes instead of a brand they've never heard of -- big brands and popular products are attractive for their own sake to some people. The iPhone is associated with a famous person. Everyone knows who Steve Jobs was, and the founders of Google aren't as famous. Some people are attracted to products associated with a well-known person in a culture of celebrity worship. This effect has been magnified by Jobs' death and the media coverage that followed. iPhone users will buy anything Apple sells. In the minds of iPhone users, the "halo effect" of other Apple products, including the iPod, carries over to the iPhone.

41. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

"The iPhone is a smartphone for dumb users." Nice generalization, but a complete fallacy, since the iPhone is the phone of choice for the educated in every single survey done on the matter. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, and professionals of all stripes choose the iPhone. Methinks the lad doth protest too much to elevate himself and his choice. That is not to say that there aren't plenty of idiots on iOS. When you are selling the most popular smartphone on the planet, a sizable portion will be meatheads. That is not iPhone specific, either. The XDA forums are populated by morons who cannot read or write, and judging by popular disclaimers, don't even really have a clue which phone they own.

43. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

+1 Thanks for dumbing it down for him.

14. express77 unregistered

I am fine with plastic phones if they look good like G2, G3 and lumias. But metal phones will be always welcomed.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Need a fresh design Sammy for next S6. Your all devices looks same with different screen sizes.

16. express77 unregistered

Agreed. And better speced low/mid range phones.

30. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

They are going with the current design after enormous market research by highly educated people in their department. Sammy won't change their iconic design language unless they are highly pressured to do so. We might see it in the GN4 since GS5 isn't selling too well.

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Like the :oppo7, BB3, L925, Huawei P6, Z2, boxy edge to edge design.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Like the :oppo7, BB3, L925, Huawei P6, Z2, boxy edge to edge design.

11. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

This is where I give Samsung credit. They recognize the serious threat that a larger iPhone will bring instead of waiting another 7 months while Apple out sales every Android phone. No one is going to win but Apple this fall but it's better to do something than nothing at all. Every Android OEM should be afraid of a larger iPhone. I see so many people switching.

13. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Agreed: true that a lot of Android/Samsung users are very happy and won't switch, also true that many only went to Android for a larger screen. 4.7 inches will hit a sweet spot for many, and the 5.5 iPhone will hurt the Note, though how much remains to be seen.

7. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Well, this is surely my next phone.

6. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What an easily predictable desperate action by samsung.

9. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

so desperate for the market leader.

3. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

"will engage the iPhone 6 in a dogfight".... Yeah...A price dogfight.

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