Samsung Galaxy Alpha will have an LTE Cat. 6 version

Samsung Galaxy Alpha will have an LTE Cat. 6 version
Expected to be officially announced tomorrow, August 13, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will have several versions - depending on market, or carrier. As we told you earlier this month, Samsung itself seems to confirm the existence of at least five Galaxy Alpha models: SM-G850A, SM-G850H, SM-G850M, SM-G850T, and SM-G850F. It’s been discovered that the last version - SM-G850F - supports LTE Cat. 6 (aka LTE Advanced), just like the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, or the LG G3 Cat. 6. Most likely, this means that the Alpha SM-G850F is powered by a new-generation Qualcomm processor, possibly the Snapdragon 805. According to rumors, there will also be Galaxy Alpha models with Samsung’s own Exynos 5433 processor.

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)

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28 Comments

1. yep_its_ed unregistered

Don't forget the Active, Sport, Neo, Duos, and Mini versions.

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

** 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.

19. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

You are correct, most of the technology websites should know stuff like this.

22. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

And value

23. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

u left out Prime version.

28. yep_its_ed unregistered

LTE-A = Prime (G3 LTE-A and S5 LTE-A are good examples)

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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). :)

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

27. AlikMalix unregistered

I dont think you got the joke, Sailor-Man...

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It looks like an iphone with Android TouchWiz ._.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You have eyes?

18. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Lol hahaha

7. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

no it looks like galaxy s2 with metal rim

4. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Not realy excited about this one..

5. Iodine

Posts: 1504; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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.

8. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Agee, there are better choice out there.

9. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

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.

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Are you the only idiot in your family?

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Exynos5433 with LTE This is Exynos A15 zippy and fast, not Snapdragon A9+A15.

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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.

13. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Maybe they wanted to complete against the new Motorola G that's coming out.

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Almost spit my coffee out while reading this post. Good laugh broseph.

15. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

hahahaha...

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

My thought, despite all the rumors, is that the Galaxy "Alpha" is going to be more of an international/US variant of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A but with a slightly different design & better materials.

17. VAPlaya1

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

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!

21. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

That Androtakus are bashing this one tells me it will sell well.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Let's wait and see....?

26. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Hoping for an 805 or 64-bit Exynos.

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