Samsung seemingly confirms several Galaxy Alpha variants, including AT&T and T-Mobile models

Samsung seemingly confirms several Galaxy Alpha variants, including AT&T and T-Mobile models
While we know a lot about the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Alpha (including most of its features), there’s one question that doesn’t have a concrete answer yet: will the handset be released globally? Well, we guess that it will, because we discovered no less than five alleged Galaxy Alpha versions listed on Samsung’s official website.

Last week, a couple of live photos revealed that one of the model numbers of the Galaxy Alpha was SM-G850F. This model number now has a User Agent profile that’s available at Samsung’s website, alongside the UA profiles of SM-G850A, SM-G850H, SM-G850M, and SM-G850T. All these are listed as sporting displays with 720 x 1280 pixels - that's exactly the rumored resolution of the Galaxy Alpha's 4.8-inch screen. Android 4.4 KitKat is also mentioned, plus maximum CPU frequencies of 2.5 GHz (on the SM-G850F, SM-G850H and SM-G850M) and 2.3GHz (on the SM-G850A).

By looking at the model numbers of previous Galaxy smartphones, we can assume that the SM-G850A is a Galaxy Alpha for AT&T, while the SM-G850T will find a home at T-Mobile. The SM-G850H and SM-G850F should be international versions. Of course, nothing is truly confirmed at this point.

It’s said that Samsung will announce the Galaxy Alpha on August 13. It seems that the handset has a metal frame around its body, and borrows some features from the Galaxy S5, including the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate monitor. Until the Galaxy Alpha is finally (and officially) unveiled, photos that allegedly show its white and black versions can be seen in the slideshow below.


source: Samsung (SM-G850A, SM-G850F, SM-G850H, SM-G850MSM-G850T - XML files)

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39 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 613; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

720p, exynos and 12 mp is ruining it for me.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What? I hope you realize that because it has a 720p screen, the Exynos 5420 will literally make this phone fly, especially on Android L.

22. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

That is just a pathetic thing to say. Why don't we just put a 360p screen in it? That way, it'll fly even faster.

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That is somewhat true. I don't see how this will influence some to down size, or switch sides. It's another Galaxy to me.

27. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Samsung are probably thinking that since the 4.7/4.8" iPhone is going to have a 720p-esque screen and a 8-12MP camera, they can get away with it too. But the problem is, many people are not going to buy this if it has similar specs to the iPhone. People will only buy this phone next to the iPhone if it has significant advantages like a 1080p screen and 16MP/1/2.5" camera.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

With that logic, GS3/S4/S5 Mini wouldn't sell. Statement debunked.

32. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Mini? Never saw one. Off the chart sales you mean? Huh.

33. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

If they were selling, Samsung's quarterly results wouldn't be down and since they said the S5 was outselling S4 by 10%, it means the flagships are selling but these Minis and other mid to low end phones are indeed not selling well. Besides, I said this phone wouldn't sell NEXT TO an 4.7/4.8" iPhone. Now you can imagine what will happen when the new iPhone arrives if Samsung cannot sell these Minis without an iPhone to compete with. Statement not debunked.

34. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

They are selling, and exactly the reason why they sold more than 70m smartphones last Q. And they are selling beacuse they are selling 2x more than the guy in 2nd place. They are selling more than anyone, and by a HUGE margin.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Let's be real now. Samsung sold over 75 million handsets last quarter because of their mini smart line and because of the S4 and S5. Please stop making up facts and actually take the time to Google the sales figures.

35. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

It's not 5420, it's 5433. Big difference.

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I am a big Samsung fan but here are my concerns: * They have heaps of money and can definitely higher great designers to design Samsung devices. S5 ruined the galaxy line big times :( * Samsung can definitely bring devices made up of premium material. If HTC, Oppo , Huaweii can do this whey can't you Samsung :( I have high hopes from Note 4 and if it turns out to be a premium quality device I would definitely buy it. Please don't ruin my expectations :(

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

they wasted the opportunity of a life time to put out a great smaller phone that the masses want if the screen is not amazing its point￵￿pointless just like htc m8 small cam mp people think its not worth buying if it's not 1080p in year 2014-2015 except iphone amazing screen full retina hd jk lol

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The next three months is going to be exciting for me. This, Xperia Z3 launch for T-Mobile, iPhone 6 launch, iOS 8 release, Note 4, and the Android L rollout. :')

21. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

only iphone 6 and note 4

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Ahem...Nexus too. Unless you don't believe Google internal that denied its demise.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This phone is obviously targeted to compete against the premiumly constructed iPhone 6's. Samsung is Apple's biggest competitor, but their phones are plastic and cheap feeling. The lack of microSD expansion, in my mind, confirms this, since practically every Samsung phone has expandable storage. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, nor a good thing. Just pointing out the reason for this phone's existence.

6. iamoa unregistered

top and bottom bezel is alot and almost the same back samsung as GS5. kind of ruins the look of the whole phone. else, looks nice.

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Looks good but waiting on the note 4.

8. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Why everyone hating on 720p? Moto X has 720p and people love that phone. Screen under 5" at 720p will still have over 300 PPI. A new Exynos or Snapdragon 805 powering just a 720p screen will make this phone fly.

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Because when a phone is expected to have a pricetag of $500 or more, it is SUPPOSED to sport a 1080p screen....no ifs or buts. You pay that much money then it should come with a Full HD screen

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhone 5S is priced at $649 and how successful is it?

23. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Apples to Oranges heh Android consumers have different mentality vs Apple consumers Two completely different market segments numbnuts Droid fans know their tech and whatnot......Apple? lol

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't even know if you were kidding or serious. Please log off the internet and come back when you actually have facts and not assumptions.

11. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

becoz PPI is so confused. and reason behind it is so difficult for them to digest. 720 -> 1080 -> 2k -< 4k, so general, so direct and understandable.

12. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

720p on a 4.8 inch screen in these day is a fail, you need an above 320ppi screen for a flagship. If they can fit 2K screen on a 5.2 inch, I don't why they couldn't fit a 1080p on a 4.8 inch screen.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Please provide a link from Samsung saying this is their flagship. I'll wait.

37. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well, it's not their flagship but it is priced and meant that compete with the iPhone 6. I don't think it'll be a worthy opponent for the iPhone 6.

38. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

*to compete, damn SwiftKey jumping around.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Do you expect this new Galaxy to sell at same price though?

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