Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be announced on August 13, Exynos 5433 Octa processor and 12MP camera expected

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be announced on August 13, Exynos 5433 Octa processor and 12MP camera expected
Earlier today, we told you that a Samsung executive confirmed the upcoming release of two new handsets: one sporting a large display, and another one manufactured with “new materials.” The former is probably the Galaxy Note 4, and the latter should be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. While the Note 4 is expected to be unveiled in September at IFA 2014, the Galaxy Alpha is supposed to arrive a bit earlier.

Yesterday, we heard that Samsung may want to announce the Alpha on August 4. However, according to a new report from German website AllAboutSamsung, that date isn’t accurate. Instead, it’s said that the handset will be announced on August 13.

AllAboutSamsung has a few images that seemingly confirm some of the Galaxy Alpha’s specs, as well as one of its model numbers: SM-G850F. Apparently, the Alpha is powered by an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor that allows it to outperform older devices like the Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S4. Other expected features: 4.8-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 12 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of non-expandable internal memory. Android 4.4.4 KitKat and a heart rate sensor should complete the feature list.

Unlike the plastic-made Galaxy S5 (Samsung’s current flagship smartphone), the Galaxy Alpha includes an aluminum frame around its (apparently very thin) body. Are you excited about this new handset? Let us know in the comments below!


source: AllAboutSamsung (translated)

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45 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is actually very tempting for me. Pretty good specs and not gigantic!

13. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

megafacepalm waiting note4 or s6

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm waiting for their CURVED YOUM PHONES to be release. I pass all other GALAXY DEVICES.

24. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Dude check the battery size... It is just 1500 not even 2000 !!!!!!!!

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's not the battery size lol. Check again.

36. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

It does look like 1500 mA to me from the first pic... if not then whats the real capacity?... The phone looks like a pretty good iPhone 6 competitor though. Will it be waterproof?

40. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

yes it does say 1500mA, but like papasmurf said, that rating is not for battery capacity. it's a label stating what current the device is rated at, not the capacity of the battery.

41. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's meant say 1500mah, not 1500Ma.

43. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes you both are correct. It did seem strange the the S5 mini would have got a far bigger one...

44. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

No. It says 1500mA because it means 1500mA. It refers to the input current.

2. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Not that tempting as it used to be a month ago when everyone thought that it's Galaxy F with S805 and QHD display. This is a regular mid range phone with mediocre specs.

17. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

"...regular mid range phone with mediocre specs." You're a moron. The Exynos 5433 already performs better than the S805 when it isn't pushing over two million more pixels. This phone will be one of the best performers on the market. The only worrisome things are the battery size and availability.

21. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Would you buy it over a Note 4 or iPhone 6 or HTC M8 or Galaxy S5? 80% wouldn't!

28. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ This dude knows everything. Ask him how to improve global economic condition, he will have the answer in 1 min.

38. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I would, cause I'm a power user .

3. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

A big NO if it's pentile Crap'O'LED. Otherwise, it depends on the price. USD399 off contract would be acceptable. While I can live with Suxynos, JunkWiz will be a real pain though...

8. Trolloftheyear

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

Better than your overpriced low speced iphone.

10. gregoryyy3 unregistered

iPhone has nothing to do with this article, Troll.

14. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

4. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

it will be slightly better than galaxy s3

5. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Did anybody see the battery in picture 1?... 1500 mAH... Doesn't sound too good but we'll wait and see...

6. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Oh, S-Hit! I wasn't aware of that. Ok, I'd pay up to USD299 off contract now.

9. Trolloftheyear

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

You will pay for a samsung? LOL!

12. naittosan

Posts: 240; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

What a waste, I suppose if you're looking for a cheap mid-range it would be OK.

30. devorama

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

That does not say 1500 mAh. It says 1500 mA. That is the rating for the input voltage and current for the PHONE, not the battery. This is a picture with the battery removed. It tells us nothing of the capacity of the battery that will fit here.

35. av911 unregistered

I love all these geniuses at PA.

37. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Alright sweet.

42. iushnt

Posts: 3103; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

When the battery of my s4 is removed, it shows 1300 Ma

7. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

looks like my old s2 :')

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

great size, not so great specs so this will be a pass for me. and let's use a less chrome-y looking metal spine Samsung...

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