Samsung Galaxy Alpha to sport a 4.8-inch 720p screen?

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to sport a 4.8-inch 720p screen?
First seen yesterday in lots of live images, Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy Alpha may not be the high-end device that some were expecting it to be. According to SamMobile, which updated a previous report, the Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.8-inch display with 720 x 1,280 pixels - which isn’t exactly high-end by today’s standards.

Initially, it was believed that the Galaxy Alpha featured a 4.7-inch screen, and we assumed its resolution would be of at least 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Well, it looks like we were wrong. Of course, a 720p display has one definite advantage: it doesn’t drain battery life as fast as higher-res screens.

It’s said that the Galaxy Alpha has 32GB of non-expandable internal memory, and an aluminum frame around its body. On the back, we can see a camera with LED flash, as well as a heart rate sensor. All in all, the Alpha might end up being a premium-looking device with mid-end features. Hopefully, this means it won’t be too expensive.

In case you missed all the Samsung Galaxy Alpha live photos yesterday, we’ve included them below (some images show the unannounced handset next to the Galaxy S5). Reportedly, the final design of the Galaxy Alpha may change. The smartphone could be officially introduced next month.

source: SamMobile



1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

A 1080p phone with a MicroSd card slot would have been great...

47. engineer-1701d unregistered

i see a sim or sd card slot on back above the battery, so the lte-a and that tells me its not coming to america.

61. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Headbutting the iphone 6 with a 720p phone ? Yeah right ! If sammy wants to play against iphone 6 then these should be the specs of Galaxy S5 Premium. 1. QUAD HD SUPER AMOLED 2. Snapdragon 805 3. Android L 4. 3500+ mAh battery 5. A security feature that actually works. Something like a finger print scanner which does it job perfectly. 6. Completely overhauled touchwiz. 7. Metallic or a much premium plastic material for its body. Something like the Nokia Lumia phones or like millions of Chinese premium phones like, oppo, one plus xiaomi etc. 8. A much better designed phone. Sammy has been following the same design for its galaxy series since the beginning. Who wouldn't like a change? 9. OIS camera with full hd slow motion. 10. 5 mega pixel wide angle front camera. 11. VOOC charger 12. Water and Dust resistant could be an option. 13. Extremely thin bezels. I know i know this is samsung and all these will remain only in my dreams. Still it would be nice if sammy incorporates these tech in the Galaxy F or Prime or whatever they name it.

63. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014


69. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Even though I have an objection for using such words .. I liked your comment because if describes him perfectly. !

66. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This post is moronic on so many levels. I won't get into details but I'll let you figure it out with a question. Although I doubt you could. If the main iPhone 6 specs are nowhere near your list and they are not. Why does Samsung need those specs in order to compete with the iPhone 6?

70. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Because the iPhone 6 has optimization and a rabid fan base.

2. oister85

Posts: 512; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

That phone is definitely not competing with the iphone.

6. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yes only competitor from samsung is note 4

15. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

How could be iPhone competitor to Note4??? Have you lost your mind?

27. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Im very sure you are an idiot if u cant understand how iphone competitor to note 4 wait for sales you dumb, wait and see how iphone owns every phone. deal with it

36. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I think he is trying to point out that a device with (mostly likely) 4.7 inch screen is not in direct competition with a device of 5.7 (or more) inch screen which is a phablet category. A buyer who wants a huge display would not even consider iPhone and vice versa. Sales ≠ Competition. Nor does higher sales mean a better phone.

37. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

considering that there is no new phone from samsung for september only note 4 remains to competition ( unless samsung wont release new phone on september) ppl always wants to buy new devices. if the 4 inch iphone can compete with other 5+ inches flagships then 4.7 inch iphone can do it against note 4 or vice versa.

48. engineer-1701d unregistered

you must be dumb yourself i have seen the reactions of the people on youtube to the ip 6 dummy phone most thought it was real and the guy had to tell them no its fake, alot thought it was a samsung phone, some did not like the size, thinking it would fall out of the pocket wow just wow, then the ones that said yes its apple i have everything apple the tablet the mac pro and the iphone, so you will have sales but not what you think unless they take more from android like nfc, hd screen big screens bigger battery and we know thats not happening and many other things

52. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

wait and see ... ppl always complain about iphone but it sells crazy. if you think iphone wont sell based on youtube video you must be dumb yourself

55. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I don't argue if iphone 6 will outsell Note4(or not). Just wanna tell you than Note is much more than large phone. (and don't think that there is "phablet" category-the menial media invent that ugly word since first 5" phone come)

58. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Lots of people will buy the iPhone 5.5 inch and lots of people will buy the Note 4. Competition.

7. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Who told you that is meant for that???

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I wonder how Samsung will market it, I mean they already have shrunken down GS5.

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

i think they will make fun of the battery again and screen something like look i got the new ip6 its got a bigger screen as he is plugging into the wall in coffee shop then old lady walks behind falls over the cord guy is like my phone, and the other guy looks up at him from his note or gs5 and says should have made a bigger battery. lol and then the guy handing out coffee the the barrister from the gs3, i would love it if its the kid from the google movie intern, he was the kid in the line on the first commercial.

51. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012 click on "Expand". You see all of those phones under the iPhone 5S? They are the ones taking up the wall sockets in Starbucks while charging their phones.

18. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

That's for sure, I'll be getting the iPhone before I get this.

34. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Its not competing with the iPhone, it's an iPhone copycat. Samsung and everyone other is thinking that the iPhone 6 will not have an 1080p display, so why should samsung go that high.

57. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Then they probably are not going to use the 805 procceser either.

3. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So as I said before , this is mid-range phone. Just like last year's WHOLE ALUMINUM Galaxy J. Sealed tin-can is not for high-end phones, and the menial tech media must learn it. The cheap aluminium is not "premium", too. All this lies about "premium" G5 was to hold the sale of the great G5 and to brainwash the naïve ppl, that G5 is not as "premium" as the aluminium ihone5s. Pathetic. LOL

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What the bloody hell are you talking about? The Galaxy J was a high end device launched only for the Japanese and Taiwanese markets... Plus it's not even full aluminium...

21. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Full aluminium" can not function. Go and see the specs of Galaxy J and compare them with S4, iboy. And who told you for which markets is this Alpha???LOL

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Are you on drugs? J has 5 inch Full HD display, 3 GB RAM, SD800, 13 mpx camera... Here's the link Did I ever talk about Alpha's markets? I said that J was for Japan and Taiwan... BTW I'm not an iBoy.

28. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

dont mind him he has no brain lol

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Seems to be so xD Or maybe he just doesn't know how to use it. He should look for an operations manual.

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