Samsung Galaxy Alpha Regatta held in Moscow

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Regatta held in Moscow
An event was held in Moscow on Sunday, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha Regatta, that featured a few signs advertising Sammy's upcoming iPhone challenger. Keep in mind that the phone, while present, was not unveiled at the event. Still, with the posters and other signage that was put up for the regatta, it is acknowledgement from the manufacturer that the device is almost ready to be introduced.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to come to the party wearing a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED display. The 4.7 inches happens to match the size of the screen rumored to be on the Apple iPhone 6. Resolution on the screen is 720 x 1280. An Exynos 5 Octa, or a quad-core Snapdragon 805, will be under the hood depending on where you pick up the handset. 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of native storage are included, with no microSD slot. Back and front-facing cameras are 12MP (with an ultra-fast auto-focus) and 2.1MP respectively. A removable 1850mAh battery powers the phone, which of course offers a metal casing. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed, out of the box.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha started life rumored to be a premium Samsung Galaxy S5 with all of the features left out of  the flagship model. Besides the metal, that included a 1440 x 2560 QHD screen. Instead, the phone has morphed into a direct challenger to the Apple iPhone 6. Samsung could be taking the wraps off this model as soon as next week.


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source: hi-tech.mail.ru (translated)

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52 Comments

1. julianojd

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Exclusive: leaked official specs, price and date of Alpha Galaxy (in Brazilian blog)

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Thanks! That post gave me so much information!

52. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

He´s not Brasilian ! For sure !

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

So informative. Now I wanna buy this phone!

27. Iodine

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

45. engineer-1701d unregistered

What a beautiful failure a small battery, 720 screen. My Samsung galaxy S3 has a 2100 mA battery with a 4.7 screen give or take and it can last one day with medium use I don't understand why Samsung released such an amazing phone of high-quality with a small battery and a 720 screen with only two gig of RAM a complete waste of innovation

2. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

this phone will fail against ip6.

4. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Your right, the only way it could have competed is with a 5 inch display, and speced out to the max. I already know everyone will say it's just as good as far as specs. But being as good is not good enough.

11. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

maybe 1080p 4,7 inch display could be better.

24. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

There is a reason why engineers and bloggers don't usually get the top job in a company. They tend to think with their ego rather than concentrating on consumer behaviour. No wonder why the most comments in such tech sites are that if Samsung uses stock Android, it will take over the world. How can someone be so naive? Do you just act ignorant or something else?

46. engineer-1701d unregistered

I want to believe it's lost in translation

42. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Z3 and Z3c will kill iphone6 in terms of functionality durability and price but still most part of the world will not bother to think twice in buying an iPhone because of its status quo , being so called "cool to have an iPhone"

15. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Specs don't matter in the real world. Here on this website to us users they do, but not in real world society. No one (the majority if not MORE than most) looks at specs when they shop for a phone. They look at the interface, quality, and mostly the design and aesthetics. Thats what hooked me lately on Apples products (Macbook, iPad, iPhone), and on my baby, the Nexus 5. Accept/realize it or not, that is the truth lol.

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Specs don't matter in the real world." That's your truth, the stuff you tell yourself to rationalize your purchase of expensive Apple products that don't do anything more than much cheaper alternatives. But in the real world, specs matter. Why do you think auto makers have touted specs for decades? Or so many consumer goods are compared on the basis of specs? Or that so many people buy on the basis of "specs"? Why do you think Apple offers comparisons of all their products on their website using "specs"? Once you stop believing advertisements are true, I am sure the world will be a very different place. Specs do matter and have mattered for a long long time.

21. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Your absolutely right

22. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Yes go ahead and talk about Auto Dealers lol. We are talking about phones, and phones only. Keep brainwashing yourself. No need to share how it works haha, we all see it. If anyone likes APPLE, you go crazy. You CAN NOT stand their success and can not come to peace with yourself if Apple is involved. I mentioned Apple and my Nexus 5, yet you go crazy about Apple LMAO. Really bro, relax, take some blood thinners, and get that heart rate checked. Apple success is going put you in the morgue soon. PS - In case you haven't realized, I stopped reading your propagandic bologna after the first 5 seconds.

30. Iodine

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Specs do matter, but not those ones that are pushed by manufacteurs so heavily, eg. Ghz, core count, RAM, mAh, ppi, Mpix etc. What really matters is actual system performance, battery life, display and camera quality etc. And those ones can not be expressed by a single number or set of numbers on a spec sheet.

31. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think he or she is right. Specs don't matter to the average consumer. It's more about design, aesthetics and trends. My father bought the S4 because he heard how popular the phones were. He couldn't tell you anything spec-wise about the phone and 99 percent of the time he's using it for phone calls and navigation. He could have bought any phone to do that.

47. engineer-1701d unregistered

That really not true specs don't count look at Kia or Hyundai vs Mercedes kia or Hyundai have better specs in a lot of the high-end cars versus the Mercedes mid low and even high end but people want the name not the specs it's sad but true

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Agree

6. register unregistered

Unfortunately you are right. Should have had better specs.

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Specs dont matter to the average person. What matters is easy of use and battery life.

16. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Exactly! Just saw this after posting (#15) my post

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Specs dont matter to the average person. What matters is easy of use and battery life." And "battery life" is what? A spec.

28. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

dont think so . average person cares about specs. they want 'wow' factor. this phone has no wow factor

33. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Who told you that Alpha is meant to fight with iPhone6?????? The menial tech media ????? (that find the cheap aluminium, "super premium") ROTF

35. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

better than dimple plastic ;)

8. gregoryyy3 unregistered

The more samsung tries to compete with apple the more it makes me not want their childish products

34. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

And who told you that Alpha is meant to compete with iPhone6??????

36. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

everything is clear fanboy. you are so dumb to cant understand it ?

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