According to the Federal Commission, the Galaxy Alpha measures 133 x 67 mm, thus being smaller than the Galaxy S5 (which measures 142 x 72.5 mm). This makes perfect sense, because the Alpha reportedly sports a 4.8-inch 720p display, not a 5.1-inch 1080p one like the S5. While the FCC doesn’t say how thick the Alpha is, we know that the smartphone should be about 6 mm thin - hence thinner than Apple's iPhone 5s.
The SM-G850F that was tested by the FCC features Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, and LTE (bands 2 and 5). This is a model that’s not made for North America - but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy Alpha won’t be released in the US. Most likely, the handset will be available via AT&T and T-Mobile.
As previously reported, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha should features a body partially made out of metal, an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor, 12 MP rear camera, heart rate sensor, 2 GB of RAM, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The handset might be officially announced on August 13. Until then, in case you didn’t manage to see any of the leaked photos that allegedly show the smartphone, we’ve included some of them below.
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Put aside the 6mm thinness of the phone, and it looks like another generic slab from Samsung with aluminum highlights tacked on. I like the screen dimension -- similar to a Nexus 4 -- but 720p is just outdated. I would rather have a 7mm thick phone and a 1080p screen. It'll be interesting to see how this phone sells. The right price would move a lot of Alpha.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 10:55 PM 3
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720p on 4.5" display? Bad display and awful back.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 12:26 AM 1
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Moto G has a 4.5" display and it's drop dead beautiful. Stop being a Samsung hater.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 12:29 AM 3
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720p? Have fun with that Samsung...
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 12:42 AM 3
Posts: 240; Member since: Jun 28, 2014
Yah they really know how to steal iPhone users from Apple with this jem. Not!
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 1:21 AM 0
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Why not. It meets Apple's definition of retina, which according to Apple is all you need and anything more is useless. And the lower pixel count will help lower CPU load and increase battery life. Of course, we all know that one Apple releases a phone with 400+ ppi, it will suddenly be the new standard at which anything higher is useless, but anything lower is inferior.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 1:46 AM 4
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720p for me is great pros! It means much more performance and battery life while from normal distance you won't see difference! Of course there are number lovers and people with better vision and they need better resolution . When you will understand that too big resolution is a con, not a pros?
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 2:23 AM 1
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