Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha live photos show up, 4.7-inch display apparently confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha live photos show up, 4.7-inch display apparently confirmed
Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that we can now take a look at the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha (aka Galaxy S5 F), which is expected to be Sammy’s next premium smartphone. 

Live photos that allegedly present the Galaxy Alpha have been unveiled by two sources: SamMobile, and Vietnamese website Tihnte. The images show a device that’s clearly smaller than the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5, while also having a different design - although, of course, common design elements (like the perforated back cover) still exist.

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch display - just as previously rumored. The pixel resolution of the display isn’t known. It could be either 1,080 x 1,920 (Full HD), or 1,440 x 2,560 (Quad HD). We’re leaning towards the former, because a Quad HD screen that measures only 4.7-inches may be overkill.

The Galaxy Alpha seems to have an aluminum frame around its body, while other features should include a fingerprint scanner and 32GB of non-expandable internal memory. By the looks of it, the Alpha could be Samsung’s response to Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which might be released in September. Speaking of releases, the Galaxy Alpha may be introduced in August (but that, of course, remains to be confirmed).

Take a look at all the images included below and let us know if Samsung has (or hasn't got) a winner here:

sources: SamMobile, Tihnte

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)



1. RudioX

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

this phone look like the galaxy S2...

16. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nothing wrong with that as that was a good looking phone. Now it has today's specs and hopefully today's battery life expectations.

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

thank you samsung for listening we dont all want mega phones i like my gs3 size by releasing this worldwide they can potentially stop people from not wanting to upgrade because people dont want massive phones. now if they would only put quad speakers in one on each corner and have a high density battery and new 805 soc with android l stock with samsung built in apps, then i buy i buy it hard core. people are split on the touchwiz, they should release it stock android like nexus but with samsung only apps and the ability to go to samsung kies and download the touchwiz if people want it. thats the future of the phones.

58. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Totally agree on the phone size! I just want the best specs in a phone I can stick in my front pocket! Splash/drop proof is a plus too.

80. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It seems Samsung moved the speaker to the bottom instead placing on the rear. That's great!

86. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

i AUTOCADED IT and its dimensions should be: H 133,2 mm x W 68,2 mm Aside this, with those humps on the corners it looks like trying to implement hard metal character. The dents between the metal parts on the bottom make it look like misassembled. And no SD, no USB3? WHY? I liked my S2 better 'cause the ear piece and the rim around the front button were black. And I liked much more the renders on the specs page (first link)

131. Mels13

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

ok for usb but i dont understand why theres no memory card?

88. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Any lag on my gs5 got removed today it now works faster then my nexus 5

105. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

no idea how you defined "worldwide", but over here in my "planet", phablets like Note series, Galaxy Mega, Xperia Ultra, Hongmi Note and Vibe Z are having much better sales than anything below 5 inches. and no, we are not big fat Americans or NBA players.

123. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

This... apart from quad speakers... wtf man?

24. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

S2 was by far the best release since s5

26. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

said backwards

29. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

This is actually looks better than S2 in my opinion i used to be an s2 user 3years ago.

71. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

An s2 lover agrees.! This thing is beautiful ! Hell yeah ! Sammy ftw.

27. Carlosfrancoz

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I was thinking the same thing!! At least is not ugly like S5! S2 design was very nice (for that time)!

55. engineer-1701d unregistered

i cant be-leave no one has noticed this yet, but this has no speaker opening on the back and it kinda looks like holes on the bottom if this is speakers on the bottom or top hell yeah bring it now. a full month before iphone 6 to maybe move the idrones to the andrones.

125. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Looks more like a core neo advance plus young duos phone.

145. Siapaya

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

this phone just like z1 compact, s5 on compact body...

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Front is not even bad reminds a bit of S2. But that back is just plain HORRIBLE! Now somebody will point out "swappable covers" I know it.

15. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Might not be the real deal. Could be some kind of prototype. If not, Samsung's profits will continue to decline.

28. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

this is the power of samsung dimples. dont underestimate lol

44. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is better because the dimples are not as pronounced like the s5 they where like creators on the face of the moon and shiny like a teenage kids face hahahaha, this is cleaner but i would love to buy a neo rubber back plate. or sandstone grip./ sandpaper 2000 grit.

79. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yeah i really hate the protruding curves for ports camera and flash, it kills the design, it makes look cheap, i know they make it to look thinner, but i prefer thick than ugly. a balance of design is important, that's why iphone and sony and htc have the best designs, and chinese oems are also stepping up because their design was inspired by this popular brands.. balance of simplicity and elegance is important, and samsung designers are blind. and the side rims looks like the design of midrangers of LG, the "L" series

102. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Yeah I agree. Back is really horrible. The way Samsung's camera look in the back is the worst among any other phones. And isn't this phone supposed to be premium metal phone? Its back looks like cheap plastic and I don't see the difference between it and other Galaxy phones. I wonder how they are going to call it Premium Galaxy line?

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Screen size wars finally dead?

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

the front looks like an iphone to me

10. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Are you blind?

11. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

He's right.

67. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

He is only right that it looks like an iPhone to HIM, but it doesn't look alike. Perhaps if you squint a lot. But the home button is different, the corners too and the metal is different.

74. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

are you stoopid? keyword: looks that means i still have my eyesight guess that's what fanboyism does to your brains

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