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

We believe that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be released in the US by AT&T and T-Mobile - though this doesn't exclude the existence of versions made for Verizon and Sprint...
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26. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Because this is supposed to be the same or somewhat improved screen like on the galaxy S3. That means Pen-Tile and that means preceiwable sharpness of about as much as the galxy S2 with RGB which is about 217 ppi which is just about 75 % denser than the screen on the iPhone (2007) on a phone in 2014. Let's have a look, the highest ppi of true RGB samsung amoled was that 217 ppi. Going significally over 200 makes that true RGB screwed into S-stripe RGB (note 2, tab s 10,5) which is easilly noticeable with naked eye, any amoled of over 300 ppi was pentile, and any amoled over 350 ppi was that all new super diamond pentile matrix plus, or whatever samsung calls it.

9. Sam_K

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

I prefer Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to Exynos after running Antutu Benchmark both on a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 with a Snapdragon 800 and 2gb RAM and a Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 and 3gb RAM. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 scored much higher in the benchmark even though it had an older Snapdragon and less RAM. Imagine a Snapdragon 801 or 805 with 3gb of RAM in a phone like this.

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Unfortunately, most hardcore Sammy fanboys doesn't realize this fact. Exynos' big.little architecture is a POS. You can even notice how stuttery this cpu is even on a simple browsing activity.

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I think glue on metal side strips are about $3 on eBay. Which is about the same amount of money that Samsung spent on "design" for this phone.

16. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I have been wondering, Samsung doesn't have this ''upper midrange'' category (eg. 1080p , lesser spec'd, somewhere in the $500 category) That's why it is extremely difficult to recommend (let alone buy) a midrange Samsung because they STRICTLY ADHERE to this 720p CRAP! They can always source a CHEAP 1080p panel from a Chinese manufacturer, it doesn't necessarily have to be AMOLED Well Samsung, no wonder why your customer base is dwindling fast. Time to change your marketing philosophy.

18. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Why not 1080p,all i want is a smartphone under 5 inch with 1080p

29. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

No kidding. HTC One M7 had a very nice 4.7" 1080p screen. That sort of screen would have been quite a good match for "Samsung Alpha". There are tons of great screens out there. Unfortunately, big name device manufacturers don't spend much money on design.

19. odachek1976

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

This is for Apple fans to switch, not for Samsung fans to drool...

39. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

OK. I have been searching for a few months for a powerful Phone with a very good Camera which is pocket sized so 5.0" to 5.2" device height like Alpha is right there. The Sony Z1 is close also but there are issues with plastic cover and low volume speakerphone. The Alpha of course due to the thinness race has a smaller Battery but the CPU Cores are quite efficient so battery life is decent. A good Device which could be great IMO a few mm thicker and a SD Card , larger Camera Sensor and larger Battery would really put this Alpha over the Top. I keep seeing the Samsung Vs. Apple Debaters lol getting kind of irrational sometimes entertaining. I was in Junior High too , once..... so ....b
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