Report: Galaxy S5 Alpha (Galaxy F) to come with a 4.7'' display and a 6 mm-thick, metal body

Report: Galaxy S5 Alpha (Galaxy F) to come with a 4.7'' display and a 6 mm-thick, metal body
It's probably safe to say that, considering the quantity of Galaxy F-related rumors, Samsung really is cooking something. In fact, just hours ago, we felt like we had a pretty good idea as to what to expect. That is, until we came across a newly-published report by the Korea Herald, which is apparently based on information from industry sources.

According to the piece, Galaxy S5 Alpha or Galaxy S5 F -- as the phone will be reportedly named -- is apparently referred to as the "card phone" due to its slenderness. Indeed, the device is now said to have a 6 mm-slim metal body, which is an interesting twist from what we know so far. Also interesting is the suggested, 4.7'' screen diagonal, especially since we were expecting something along the lines of 5.1'' to 5.25''. Lastly, the device is said to come packing an Exynos 5 Octa processor, and not a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 as we were expecting.

A yesterday report by another Korean publication, ET News, claimed the announcement date for the Alpha falls on the 13th of August, with release scheduled for sometime in September. As you can imagine, if this information is true, it would leave little doubt that Samsung is taking position preemptively in anticipation of Apple's iPhone 6, which is also rumored to be super-thin and to feature a 4.7'' glass. Only time will tell how that one will turn out.

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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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75 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Competition of 4.7" and slim metal clad phones.

8. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Wow.. Guts, Glory, Samsung. Head to head duel with iPhone 6.

15. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

The galaxy f will hardly affect the sales of the iphone 6. Even the iphone 6 clone is out Selling most Sony and htc phones. :)

19. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It will. Curious customers will definitely be interested. and how can you compare Sony and HTC to Samsung's market range? They barely have influence in the smartphone market...

47. cbelltec

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

lol...

54. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I think it's more important that Samsung is not resting but fighting back. I know iPhone 6 will be sold out for a month or 2. But what a perfect time to offer a new premium Samsung product while iPhones are out of stock. This will end up being a nice battle come fall. We might not see this for another 2 years between Apple and Android. Can't wait! Make this premium phone $100 and we might have a deal.

16. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

head to head lol ok we will see

20. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

... Yes we will Mr. Zuckerboy. Yes we will.

24. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

we ?? who are you ? samsung marketing department ??

26. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

LMAO. wtf. You're the one who said "ok we will see" first like a creepy bastard. Start remembering what you wrote, or if that's too hard for you at least read what you said.

41. Ashoaib

Posts: 3251; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

it will not head to head... it will be head to toe... iphone6 will head and galaxy f will be at toe

75. DroidInMyPocket

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Mr Zucker....we WILL see. Apple is no longer the only crayon in the box. Fanboys make me laugh......

21. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Its epic fail will teach Sammy a valuable lesson : know your position. Sammy has been doing great favor to Apple so far by killing some nasty competitors like Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and HTC in a chicken game. Now Apple only has to teach this lesson to Sammy.

25. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Apple and Samsung both are responsible for the death of many companies, not only Samsung. And what do you expect? We live in a capitalist world The survival of the fittest So you can't blame it on Samsung like that. It's a struggle for survival and the one's who can't adapt to new environments die off:

30. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I think you know too little about Sammy. It's extremely ruthless, shameless, and prideless. Koreans joke about Sammy : "Sammy's greatest strength lies in its pridelessness." When Sammy enters a new market, all the carriers' and medias' executives are invited to the most expensive Hotel in the country, the term of hospitality gets redefined in various forms. It wouldn't surprise me if they also get somthing "extra" regularly. In such a distorted market where the carriers' marketing decisions matter the most in sales numbers, this kind of "investment" is worth every cent. A practice a tech proud company like Sony would never do, at least not in the caliber of Sammy's. And you surely know about the paid repliers throughout the world. Sammy did all this dirty job killing competitors for Apple. Now Apple has it much easier.

31. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I'd like to know the source of your bla bla garbage.

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3251; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats called an effective marketing strategy not dirty tricks in business world

44. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iPhone users don't like to tinker. Many Android users enjoy customization and see that option as one of the main draws of Google's operating system. They believe that iPhone users choose a phone that can't easily be modified because they have no interest in tinkering with their phones -- and may even grow anxious at the prospect of customizability. Apple just happened to get "there" first. There was pent-up demand for a smartphone with an app ecosystem before either iOS or Android, but Apple shipped first. People rushed to buy the iPhone, then stuck with it because they invested in apps. iPhone users don't like technology. While Android phones feel like "technology," the iPhone feels like a consumer appliance. Some choose iPhones because they want to avoid technology. iPhone fans are easily paralyzed by choice. The Android universe is made up of a large number of handset types and brands that are hard to keep track of and remember, and it features a dizzying array of options. People who are turned off by that complexity gravitate to the iPhone because the choices are simple and few. False or fair? So are Android users right about iPhone users? Personally, I think there's some truth in all of those beliefs. Or, at least, a majority of iPhone buyers are affected by one or more of those motivations. But in the same way that Android users notice motivations and attributes that iPhone users can't see in themselves, it's also true that iPhone users see or believe things Android users don't. For starters, the iPhone is beautifully engineered and designed, it has flawless "fit and finish" and is made with incredibly high-quality materials. And from a hardware perspective, that high quality is a good reason to buy an iPhone. There's no question that "integrated" phones like the iPhone and "open" platforms like Android each have positive attributes. One of the benefits of "integrated" phones is responsiveness, which is important to the overall user experience. But the real reason some people choose an iPhone and others choose an Android device is personality. People are different. Some people rank elegance, ease of use and clarity of mind above power, customizability and choice -- and those people are more likely to choose an iPhone. I think iPhone users are more likely to want a phone that is a complete, polished and finished single "thing." Android users want a device that is brimming with potential. The iPhone is a beautiful toy sailboat, and an Android phone is a box of Lego bricks. Some people are naturally attracted to one kind of toy; others are attracted to another kind of toy. It's just personality. So Android users: Go easy on the iPhone crowd. Sure, many of them are influenced by marketing, branding, status and all the rest. But let's face it: The iPhone is a great phone, too. And more important, iPhone users' choices are dictated by personality, just like yours are. Lmfao, typical iUsers

45. Ashoaib

Posts: 3251; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah... agree, this stucking or binding factor of apple made me ran away from apple... iphone really have not much to offer in customizations... I love bluetooth, wifi direct, on the go usb plug n play etc in android... ironically, I am able to connect 1tb hard drive OTG with my phone with the support of external power adopter... why should I not love android?

46. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I'm surrounded by REAL professionals, ALL with a master degree at least in computer science, electronic, communication etc. We currently work on AOSP. And..... over 70% of these professionals are using iPhones. "Little knowledge is a dangerous thing" You half baked techie wannabes should take this literally. Starters? LMFAO

58. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Not sure what your points are, but there is definitely not a lot to talk about Samsung's success stories. The fact is that they're as of now successful, and you should life up with it.

64. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You work with typical pros Funny thing is, we go to school, college, and then uni to progress our knowledge. Android has and is a progressed OS Ios is still in school Your Co workers are typically a average Joe, who does not like advance technology, but prefers simple basic things in life

67. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Please update Google. The search is saying that iOS users are smarter, wealthier, etc. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Android+users+smarter+than+ios

72. engineer-1701d unregistered

well read what artie says rich people are stupid they buy things because they want to look cool and up to date and status is the big thing.if they only know but most just make and take calls thats it.

48. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

And Apple just happened to get there first? Your ignorance knows no limit. Apple has been polishing preemptive OS X derived from NextStep for DECADES, refining UX on capacitive touch screen for iPod touch while the phone vendors idling on crappy cooperative task schedulers like Rex and Nucleus. And you say what? DECADES of hi-tech experience is worth nothing? Andy Ruben admitted that Android was supposed to be a BB clone interacting via traditional physical buttons, but iPhone's launch forced them to clone iPhone. And you say Apple just happened to be there first? That's pathetic.

65. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And iOs is an app launcher OS Bogus fake Darwin pusedo Unix platform

50. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Oh, I forgot to say thank you. I guess this one dedicated to me is the longest comment from your 2717 BS in just four months. I somewhat feel honored - not a single BS but loads of pure BS in a single comment! Thank you very much. You gave me a good laugh

71. engineer-1701d unregistered

yup you said it sammys at the top

49. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

But no changes in design. Wth

63. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

WAKE UP!!!! If this aluminium phone is real, it will be mid-range device. You ignorant iboys don't know that Samsung had such metal phone last year, too- Galaxy J. For special markets. How could be Galaxy high-end phone made if of cheap sealed tin-can. Are you insane?

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