Samsung Galaxy Alpha pre-orders begin in the U.K. on Aug 28

Samsung Galaxy Alpha pre-orders begin in the U.K. on Aug 28
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the manufacturer's Apple iPhone challenger, will be available for pre-order in the U.K. starting on August 28th. With its metal chassis and 4.7 inch screen, the "premium" handset is designed to grab sales from the Apple iPhone 6, which is also expected to offer a 4.7 inch display. The resolution on the Samsung model is 720 x 1280, which works out to a 312ppi pixel density.

The Galaxy Alpha is powered by an octa-core Exynos 5430 CPU, with the ARM Mali T-628 GPU crunching graphics. It also features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. Of that amount, 25GB is available to the user. Like the iPhone, there is no microSD slot available for additional memory. Rear and front-facing cameras weigh in at 12MP and 2.1MP, respectively, and a relatively modest 1860mAh battery powers the handset. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed out of the box.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will launch in the U.K. on September 10th, at Samsung Experience Stores and at the Samsung Store in the Westfield Shopping Center in Stratford. Two days later, it will  be available from retailers like Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha's main competition, the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6, will be unveiled on September 9th with a possible launch on September 19th.

source: AndroidGuys

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1860 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



38. rickokim

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

LOLOLOLOLOL are you serious samsung? thanks to iPhone 5 and above for this revolutionary, bezel from iphone 5 and that gold one from iphone 5s :) btw sammy, those bezel model is too old. Now iphone will be using rounded bezel like itouch 5. Just copy it and be the best of plagiarism think different.

27. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This phone is such a disappointment, there are just way too many things wring with it IMO...

32. banglazbless

Posts: 146; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

(Wring) with it? Anyways! You haven't use the phone yet but still you find problems already, Smdh.

22. samuraisoul

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

I'm so ready for September new iPhone and note 4 announcement.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung has really listened to customers and has done a great job with the Alpha and paid attention to a lot of important details. For example, from the GSM Arena review it is plain to see that Samsung has put in the time to make sure audio output quality is good: "The Samsung Galaxy Alpha does a great job as far as the quality of its audio output is concerned. The smartphone did a perfect job in the first test (the one where it's connected to an active external amplifier) and got amazing scores top to bottom. It also showed above average volume levels for an all-round audiophile pleasing performance. Plugging in a pair of headphones didn't do much harm either - outside of the limited spike in stereo crosstalk, the output didn’t deteriorate even a bit. Outside of the HTC One mini 2, there's no better performer than the Galaxy Alpha in this class and let's face it - the HTC smartphone is better than just about everything else on the market right now." With the right price, this phone should be quite popular.

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

exactly, samsung listened to the customers and galaxy alpha is beautifully designed... I have'nt seen a nicely designed phone from samsung from a long time... I remember my old Omnia Hd, it was a beautiful phone and wave series was also pretty nice looking

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had one on Verizon. It was WinMo.

41. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That was the one with the cube shaped home button? Odd, though I liked it in a way.

10. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Waiting for it to arrive. Very good phone based on performance and design

5. Smithy5995

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

Not bad, this would be a nice upgrade from my S3. I just hope the price isn't to ridiculous. Under £300 would be nice. Here's hoping CyanogenMod make a custom OS and Zerolemon make a custom battery, then it would be a perfect upgrade.

6. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Let's hope a Zerolemon battery won't be a necessity for this thing.

35. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

TBH I actually like ZeroLemon batteries. They actually add the "bulk" I need. I hate phones that are too light and too thin. For me, it's hard to hold, believe it or not. Before I got the ZeroLemon battery on my Note 2, I had an Otterbox Defender case on it, and I love the bulk on it. Felt solid and easy to grip. I also like the extra juice in the ZeroLemon. I watch a ton of videos on my phone (thank God I have Sprint and live/work in a strong 4G LTE area) so having a battery like the 9300mAh ZeroLemon is awesome. At the gym on the treadmill, I will do an hour of running while watching YouTube on 4G and I still have 90% left for the rest of the day ;)

4. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

I call dips on the gold one.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice phone, but the N4 is gonna dominate Samsungs fall lineup. It'll do well though.

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah! you are right... alpha, beta gamma is not going do same well as compared to monsterous note 4.... anyway its a nice try from samsung, they should have done it before with original gs5... in my view they are little late

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed, the s5 should had it all, too many variants make buyers hold off for the next one.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

beside holding, too many variants also create confusion for layman customers... everyone is not a PA user to keep an update about mobile phones world

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1, that's very true. What device(s) do you currently use?

26. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have huawei mediapad x1 and the 2nd phone is bee... both are chinese budgeted phones

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Have to honest, I'm not familiar with either of them.

29. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

me neither, after ditching my iphone I started looking into chinese phones and I am not disapointed bcoz they offer good value for money... infact my 3rd phone is also chisese, which is a feature phone and it give 15-20 days of use on a single charge

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's very impressive. Is that with heavy usage?

39. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

its on normal use... still on heavy use it gives 10 days easily... it depends on your definition of heavy use... I usually receive 20-30 calls a day each upto each 5 minuts and I dont consider less than 20 calls as heavy

37. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

In the UK two networks have already requested the Alpha. EE & 3 Samsung Executives are aware of the Alpha physical appearance and the name Alpha, please If you compare the iPhone5S to the Alpha you will see what upgrade is required for Apple to add (eg 4Mp to the camera) for the iPhone6 to the match the Alpha The Alpha is firmly aimed at iPhone user who want a metal clad phone Apple have already leaked that the 4.7" will retain an 8Mp camera, in addition whilst the Alpha has a removable battery the iPhone6 won't, the increase in battery capacity from 1560mAh to 1810mAh is approx a third required ! The display has increased 45% to 4.7 from 4" whilst the that battery represwent a 16% increase The Alpha will be cost less and offer more than the iPhone 6, 32Gb non expandable The Alpha is NOT a flagship as the specs were surpassed in early 2013 with the S4 Samsung Flagships always have MICROSD EXPANSION

40. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

so it is clearly to cater iphone6? what about the brand recognition iphone have? usually items are sold on their percieved value not the real value and iphone has very high percieved value in the mind of its users... what do you think alpha will be able to give any competition?

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not bad.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

why preorder? lets see the phone physically first

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Pre-orders are somewhat silly, but retailers like them for the usual reasons.

1. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I wanna see it in the states!

16. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Will NEVER happen. You'll have to import one for like $700 and use it on AT&T only, and probably just have HSPA+ data (no LTE).

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