New high-quality Galaxy Alpha photos give the best look at Samsung's metal-clad iPhone 6 adversary

New high-quality Galaxy Alpha photos give the best look at Samsung's metal-clad iPhone 6 adversary
At this point is hardly a secret that Samsung is preparing a Galaxy phone unlike any other in the family. One made with the exclusive purpose to battle the upcoming iPhone 6 and its inevitable success with specs and style. Known as the Galaxy Alpha, the handset is supposed to be Samsung's first metal-constructed Android handset. 

Its alleged specs include a 4.8-inch 720p display - not exactly premium, but Samsung's latest 720p AMOLED displays have fared surprisingly well, and the resolution & pixel density should be enough to go head to head with the iPhone 6. There are also talks of an eight-core Exynos 5433 processor paired with a Mali-T628 GPU and 2GB RAM, along with a pair of 12MP/2MP main and front cameras, 32GB of storage space, and Android 4.4.4.

Although most of this is floating in the rumor sphere at this point, the photo evidence of the Galaxy Alpha grows stronger and indisputable as its early Fall reveal approaches. Today, we present you with the best photos of the handset to have emerged so far. Supposedly, they depict a production unit that's ready to go into consumers' hands. Either way, they leave nothing to the imagination. 

Although the Alpha's design is hardly adventurous, the rectangular shape and the Xperia Z2-like matte metallic frame are a sight to behold. The facelift definitely brings a touch of class that everyone longing for it will appreciate. With the exception of the Galaxy Note 3, this has to be the best-looking Galaxy phone to date. Enough ramblings, here are the photos we speak so much of.

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64 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 913; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Note 4 anyone?

17. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Only on the sides guys. Only on the sides. And this looks a lot like a galaxy s2.

43. techjunk

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Agreed..its only on the sides... I tested this phone at a market research office and the only difference is it 'feels more solid'. As far as specs go (besides the processor - if rumors of true about an octa core) they aren't as good as the S5. Samsung, like all companies, want to make profit. So they up the premium feel and down the internals to keep price down and profit high. I'm keeping my S5.

46. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

So are you telling me that you have seen this phone in person? And that you have had some hands on time with it? Lucky you!

50. techjunk

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Yup. It wasn't as polished as the pics tho. And the black color variant. The back cover was still a perforated fake leather.

51. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

what about screen ? is it good ?

59. Krjal

Posts: 415; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

The sides look great, yes, but that dotty kid's wallpaper pattern on the front kills it for me. I really hope it's not there on the black one as they did with the s5.

63. JohnZimmerman

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

You do know that you can put any wallpaper you want on your phone, right?

2. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

Seems not bad as plastic It will be a great move for sam although I don't like it

25. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Looking s2

36. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Looks like my S2! Samsung can't stop copying, even itself! Apple needs to kill this one, seriously looks like iPhone especially the sides! When will Samsung ever create a beautiful phone on its own? Except the gorgeous Note 3 and S2, Sammy never created something aspiring! The HTC One M8 is so comfortable to hold and sexy to look! With this Samsung wants to start war with Apple! Same 4.7" screen, but with lower quality screen, identical sides! What's wrong with Samsung! Broke my hopes! I can almost guarantee that this is fake! It looks too much like an iPhone/iCr@p!

40. engineer-1701d unregistered

its all rumors could be 1080 with 3gb ram 32 internal i would buy that now and resing contract

3. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Not bad.. But, not ground breaking..I mean the specs are not to be proud since other than the built quality, its a downgraded S5. If they offer this for a lesser pricepoint than S5 then i'm sold.. I think its a slap to apples Iphone since they both have almost the same spec but in lesser price.

21. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I don't think this phone will even convince a single iPhone user to switch to Samsung. The design does not look elegant at all (the hughe camera module on the back for example). Samsung design is cold and without love. It looks like as a machine designs another machine.

4. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Samsung could make this out of gold and it would still look like cheap plastic. Incredible how bad their designs are.

33. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

exactly! looks just like a blown up galaxy ace

5. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Wow! This is lovely. OMG! Why have they waited so long to pull this through. I mean, this is clearly a winning formula.

34. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

You mean, "OMG! Samsung haven't learned a thing with their Billion Dollar Lawsuit!" smh

38. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

i am pretty sure you are being sarcastic . But i am still confused .lol

6. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Best looking Galaxy phone? That may be, but it's still the ugliest phone compared to every other phone on the market. Ever. So, their strategy to fight the iPhone is to underspec the phone? Let's make it as lame as iPhone if that's what people want. Let's see how that works for them...

20. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Sir, I respect your opinion.. But haven't you seen the Kyocera Brigadier? I mean the ugliest? really? Im not saying I have style but I take this better than Kyocera or Vertu.. IMHO

31. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

There's only phone arena who says that this phone is meant to compete the iphone well it's not even Samsung's flagship

35. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Apart from scree, how is it under spec'ed?

45. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

but that lame iPhone is doing pretty well.

7. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

sorry to say, Note 3 and S4 looks better than this even though different materials used. this is almost as ugly as S5 and those crappy iJunks.

64. JohnZimmerman

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

Agreed. But I don't think any phone on the market really stands out appearance-wise. I would love to design a phone, putting emphasis on symmetry, innovative notification lighting (maybe surrounding the sides), laser-cut titanium buttons, etc... I think S5, iPhone 5s, One M8, etc., all need a makeover. But I don't buy phones for appearance. This "Alpha" phone may turn out to be a good buy for mid-range phone shoppers.

8. adecvat

Posts: 623; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Dat bezels and bulky.

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

that looks a lot like the s2

10. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It's a good looking one. Especially on the sides. And for people which are complaining about specs I think this one will be marketed for mass. The only downgrade it is the 720p screen, but don't forget it is a 4.8 inch screen. And if this one will be from the new generation of samoled will be a gorgeous one. A smart move from Samsung. For tech one's Note 4 is coming and for sure will be changed one.

11. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

So ugly.....

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