Samsung can't catch up with demand for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha?
posted by Alan F. / Jul 23, 2014, 9:03 PM
First rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, then the Samsung Galaxy S5 F, the updated version of the Galaxy S5 is now believed to be called the Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha. And while it sounds great, there is a problem. Samsung's suppliers are said to be falling short. The manufacturer's Chinese vendors can deliver 1 million Galaxy Alpha handsets a month, according to one report. That could be far less than demand for the phone.
For example, at 1 million units a month for the last three months of the year, Samsung could have 3 million units of the Galaxy Alpha ready to be shipped by the end of the year. But demand for the model is estimated to be as high as 12 million units for the same time period, leaving a huge gap in supply. The manufacturer does have a choice. It could decide to keep the supply-demand graph skewed toward demand, or it could find another source of supply. Considering that Samsung can't afford to disappoint its fans again, we'd expect the company to find some new sources, and quickly.
Even if Samsung does balance supply and demand, recent talk has Samsung really trying to match the iPhone 6 with the Galaxy S5 Alpha. Instead of a 5+ inch screen, the latest talk is that the screen on Sammy's device will copy the 4.7 inch screen on the iPhone 6 in size. And a screen that size with a QHD display, would be like shooting a mosquito with a howitzer. If the Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha were to merely match the iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen, and come to market with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, we're not sure that Samsung fans would feel satisfied.
source: VR-Zone via UDN (translated), DailyMobile.net
- 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)
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There is no way that this can be correct.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:07 PM 7
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lol hopefully not, why miss the opportunity to call it the Galaxy "F5" .... because.... its a refresh....I'll see myself out....
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:24 PM 6
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This will just sway consumers to purchase the product as soon as pre-order is open.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:09 PM 0
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This is shaping up to be a really boss phone...no wonder they can't keep up with demands
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:10 PM 5
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i dnt think so bcoz samsuck designers are dumb
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:12 PM 6
now cute who is number 1 selling phone hater
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:19 PM 13
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Why is it that anything being compared to the iPhone is copy? Since when did making a 4.7" screen a copy? Apple hasn't even announced their iPhone 6 yet phonearena claims samsung has copied the screen size. Are you guys just trying to ruin a companies reputation just to portray the other company superior or what? I simply don't get it, large screen devices have been there before the iPhone 6. I guess when sammy releases a 5.5 " it would be copying the iphab right???
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:36 PM 14
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You guys should learn not to take things out of context. I love Samsung but that doesn't blind me from the truth. Its pretty clear at this point the iPhone will come with a bigger screen (supposedly 4.7 inches) and the only reason for Samsung to release a flagship smaller than even to S3 is a retaliation to that decision. Alan never said apple is the only manufacturer that's releasing a 4.7. You guys shouldn't come off as annoying fanboys
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 10:52 PM 3
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It's not about screen size,Look,We all know that this alpha thing is to compete with the new iphone,And having the screen size of galaxy S5 and S4,we all know they are around 5",But what really makes samsung to produce a high-end Flagship smartphone,With a 4.7" display?simply they will have thinner bizzles and more compact body,To make us compare they're 4.7" to apple's 4.7"..or they wanna have a record pixel density of 625 ppi!!
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 7:58 AM 1
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2 months after this Samsung will release the Galaxy S5 Alpha Prime Pro F
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:38 PM 4
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A month later and they'll release a mini version called the Galaxy S5 Apha Prime Pro F Mini followed by the Galaxy S5 Alpha Prime Pro F Active.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:43 PM 6
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Hell yeah! Keep it up Samsung. Keep on releasing a brand new Galaxy ??? each week. Go get them tiger! Hopefully you'll be able to keep up with updating these phones and not abandon them after a year. Good luck to XDA devs. --Posted from my Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Alpha F LTE-A Active Int'l version with Exynos SoC.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 10:13 PM 3
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If I had bought the Glaxy S5 I would feel quite deceived...
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 9:39 PM 3
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