Samsung Galaxy Alpha will have an LTE Cat. 6 version
posted by Florin T. / Aug 12, 2014, 2:02 PM
The Galaxy Alpha seemingly sports a 4.8-inch, or 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, thus being smaller than Samsung’s Galaxy S5 flagship. The new handset is really thin (about 7mm - slightly thinner than the iPhone 5s), and is partially made out of metal. Other expected features include a 12 MP rear camera, heart rate sensor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory.
It's said that Samsung intends to start selling the Alpha before the end of September. Are you waiting for the handset?
source: Global Certification Forum via Blog of Mobile (translated)
Don't forget the Active, Sport, Neo, Duos, and Mini versions.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 2:08 PM 3
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** Going off topic ** This is to PA: LTE-A doesn't mean it will be using 805. This phone won't use 805. It will use 5433 and will have LTE-A using Intel's XMM7260 baseband. Better do some basic study before commenting.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 3:02 PM 1
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Tsk tsk Samsung. Why release a product that's only in Alpha stage? Please wait until you've at least passed the Beta testing phase and is near Golden Master (GM). :)
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 2:11 PM 1
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This not the only mid-range phone that Samsung make. What is your problem? Well the tech media seem to be excited of this mid-range phone. Because they smell the ALUMINUM tin can there. That turns them on. ROTFL
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 5:32 PM 0
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It looks like an iphone with Android TouchWiz ._.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 2:11 PM 0
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Ok so we got basically a paper spec to spec copy of upcoming iPhone with a strong focus on thinness(like the iPhone). We got same screen size, metal edges, battery size etc etc, and now we even have same LTE-A support that is iPhone rumored to have and even the thickness is going to be the same at ~7mm (would like to know from where is that thickness info). Some things are reduced to match last-gen iPhone, like 720p display, chamfered edges, fingerprint sensor and others are blown out for marketing purposes like octa core processor or hearth rate sensor. Putting aside the iPhone, I don't know what the purpose of this phone is.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 2:16 PM 0
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Buddy, i want that good stuff that you're smoking. Geez when did any iPhone have a 720p display? And this octa isn't just for show. It leveled the competition in benchmarks and running a 720p display helps making it a power beast. The battery tests will show the rest but AMOLED and Exynos on an 1850 mAh battery will be better than what any iPhone has been capable of ever since their birth. It's maths, iDumbo. They want to sell in competition with iPhones. And if it has a removable back then Sammy just might put in a larger capacity battery. Sheesh. I don't even like Samsung after S4 but you are a true genius. Applause. And somehow PA feels that calling you sh**p or ishee* is a crime, iDumbo.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 2:38 PM 2
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The whole idea is to create the same size phones as the Apple release for the iPhone 6 and iPhone Air. This is supposed to enhance the buying experience for consumers over the iPhone. I don't see this happening. These are very underwhelming specs for a phone to sit underneath the S5 and Note 4.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 3:04 PM 0
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Maybe they wanted to complete against the new Motorola G that's coming out.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 3:09 PM 0
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I do believe this is just the newer version for the galaxy S2. Camera/sensors are flip to the other side. Three navigation buttons instead of four. It looks just like it. Just newer! But I loved the galaxy s2!
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 3:38 PM 0
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