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

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:04

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...

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posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:30

12. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

waiting to see PA's iPhone 6 vs Galaxy Alpha comparison...

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 09:05 1

39. luis.d (Posts: 354; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

Hehe, we are waiting too!

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:34

13. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)

lol like it bcuze its looking like my s2 ( exactly same ). I always want s2 with hd screen , my dream comes to true

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:36 1

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Doesn't look that bad. The design reminds me of the Galaxy S2, which was my all time favorite Galaxy device. But I don't like the look of the heartbeat sensor on the back, it looks like they tried to put a dual LED flash on it and the second one fell off.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:38

15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

It looks like a mini Coolpad 9976a...

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 20:21 1

58. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

lol, what is it with you and your Coolpad.
Everything looks like your 9976a.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 10:41

62. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

...Or maybe your Coolpad looks like a Samsung phone.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:43 1

16. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

I see no change in design ~.~

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 05:47 2

18. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

The Samsung Galaxy S2S?

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:11 2

19. Iodine (Posts: 1395; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Or if we get rid of that outdated S2 just SAMSUNG GALAXY ALPHA.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:30

22. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:39

23. nebsif (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)

more bezel and less ppi pls, would recommend 10/10. :/

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:40

24. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

Top and bottom bezel = massive. Love my note 3 but try again with this samsung.
Please. Sorry. Note 3 with metal frame would be super nice as I like the front and back but chrome effect chips off too easily

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:51

26. lpratas (banned) (Posts: 398; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Exynos 5433 it is a 64 bit chipset and the graphics aren't Mali T628 but yes Mali T760 of unknown configuration and frequency.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:58 1

27. Iodine (Posts: 1395; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

Or it's just an exynos 5422 which uses mali 628.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:03 4

28. givemespecs (unregistered)


posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:07 3

29. givemespecs (unregistered)

Samsung needs to poach some designers from HTC, because their designers are stuck in a time warp.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:08

30. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)

Oh my! That doesn't look as good as I was hoping. SS really needs to get a grip on their designs. I know they sell very well and all but damn that's a bad design

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:23 1

32. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

I really like the chamfered metal edges on that iPhone...err, Galaxy.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 08:52 1

37. Honestcritic (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)

The bezels are too big! On both this phone and S5, that's taking a step back..

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 09:49 2

41. TechDork (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 May 2010)

Android phones just come out too fast. They don't even let a model sink in before announcing a newer one & they're all starting to look the same. Flip phones had more design than Androids nowadays.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 23:04

60. tg1088 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)

The Galaxy and Note series are released about 6-8 months apart from each other, with Samsung's low-midgrade devices being released somewhere in between as well. It makes it appear that Samsung is always releasing a new device. I agree though, we're virtually stuck with the same phone for 2 years under contract, it would seem to make perfect sense to ease up a bit and focus on better design, build quality and overall performance.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 09:49

42. CALL-151 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 May 2014)

The slightly recessed metal sides are a good touch. It improves the tactile feedback while handling the phone.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 10:40

44. Scorpion (Posts: 103; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

I have to agree it's a GSII sort of thing, here Apple would be right to claim it was made to look like an Iphone.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 11:36

47. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

Really now? This thing would NEVER sell in the States cause Apple won't let this happen whatsoever. I'm really surprised that some people can dare to say this doesn't look like an iPhone. They even copied the effing antenna bars and then will do antennagate after this phone I guess. WTF Samsung just WTF

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 13:11

49. neonix (Posts: 65; Member since: 04 Aug 2014)

It looks exactly like an S5, but with a metal border. So you're saying Apple owns metal borders?

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 11:47

48. thedoctorguy (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)

shut up and take my money......

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 16:33

52. farzad_funny (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

Kinda weird but I saw this device in a Samsung shop in Tehran Iran. They told me it's probably specific to Non LTE countries and sort of a test. To see the response
Honestly, it felt like S2 mixed with S5.
It ain't new it's just...only metal frame.
Az far as thickness goes...basically normal. Nothing special.
The screen was good though
Better than my S3 which I had with me

To me it seems this is a device suited for only midrangers who like metal frame
But overall, it's good. It's what S3 could have been in terms of design

I also hear there's a test device im UAE.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 17:26

53. whichwirelessforme.com (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)

I'm bored already.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 17:38

54. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

I love it. Looks like candy to me. YUM. :D
Waiting for it impatiently!!!

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