The Samsung Galaxy Alpha might arrive this Wednesday, a 64GB version rumored as well

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha might arrive this Wednesday, a 64GB version rumored as well
At this point, hardly anyone can argue that Samsung isn't working on its first excessively-rumored metal-clad smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F). What was initially regarded as a beefed-up version of the Galaxy S5 flagship gradually took the shape of a 4.7-incher, which will be most probably put up against the upcoming 4.7” Apple iPhone 6, at least per the numerous speculations.

According to a new report from distant Korea, Samsung's poised to announce the Galaxy Alpha this very Wednesday, on August 13. This falls in line with the rumors that we got hold several days ago, and if we consider the recently held Samsung Galaxy Alpha regatta in Moscow, it is highly-probable that we will see the Galaxy Alpha in just a few days' time.

Not that we haven't done so already – the metal-clad warrior leaked several times in its full glory. Of course, we are talking about leaked photos that should be taken with a handful of salt, but we don't expect Sammy to surprise us in the design department this time, too.

The hardware of the Alpha, however, is a tad more elusive. Although we have a pretty clear picture about what's going to be inside the device (a quad-core Snapdragon 805 silicon, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 1850mAh power bank, 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display) there's always the possibility that the official spec sheet might surprise us all.

One of the latest rumors, for example, claims that Samsung is also working on a 64GB version of its iPhone 6 rival. Provided that the rumor mill claims the Galaxy Alpha won't sport a microSD slot (which would be an uncommon practice for Sammy), this seems sound and logical. As we know more, you'll know more, too.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha might arrive this Wednesday, a 64GB version rumored as well

source: Money Today, SamMobile via GSMArena

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22 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

After using the Note3, and Z2, you could never revert back to a 2gb Ram phone.

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

But a 720p with a SD805 ? Seems like a benchmark killer (waiting for Tegra phones).

5. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

The K1 is far too power hungry to be put into a phone.

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

keep on waiting forever because it will never happen. For a Tegra K1 device to work on phones, it needs to be underclocked to control the heat. And unless there is a considerable improvement on battery technology, Qualcomm will remain king for now. Ever wonder why Nvidia isn't winning too many designs? yeah, factor in the lack of built-in LTE as well

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Blame them for not using Lte chip, costing them $15 There's a will there's away. Side air vents to allow heat to escape. Carbon fibre or titanium, to be used mainly on the 4square inch parameter.

11. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

A separate LTE chip adds serious workload on the battery, no matter how you look at it, it's just as bad as not including one.

14. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah but S805 has to have separate modem as the chip itself is built on 28 nm and the newest modems are 20 nm. It would be extremely hard to integrate them, but I think the more power consumption is more than offset by going to a much smaller process. Snapdragon 808 and 810 are going to be 20 nm so a 20nm modem would get integrated relatively easily. Then I don't think that the battery impact of a separate modem is such devastating as for example the iPhone got such configuration, but excellent LTE battery life as well.

22. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"After using the Note3, and Z2, you could never revert back to a 2gb Ram phone." Of course you have to root the Note3, at least on ATT, to get close to having 3GB of RAM available. The ATT G3 is like this as well, but not so bad. The Z2 is likely the winner in the "available RAM" category as there is no carrier bloatware and Sony offers a lighter Android experience than Samsung or LG.

2. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

that looks sexy as fu*k!

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

1850 mAh battery? I doubt it. Samsung has been in the mobile world for a long time now and they must know that putting a small battery on a smartphone with high end specs is a no brainer. Whether it is premium or not it's hard to tell, premium is not in Samsung's dictionary yet, if the metal is only on the sides and the back is still the band-aid plastic then it's definitely not premium. But I do like that they combined the S2 design on this phone.

6. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

They saw Apple doing it, so they will also try to do that. At least we will see how this compares to iPhone in terms of efficiency, when having similarly sized batteries.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Don't compare a full fledged mini Pc OS, to halfbaked iOs, fake multitasking platform.

13. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why ?

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple only intended the multitasking bar to be a list of recent apps, not apps that are running in the background. It’s not a task manager, no matter how much it looks like one. In fact, almost nothing in the multitasking bar is truly “multitasking.” Apple’s tightly controlled platform instructs most apps to stop running code when the home button is pressed.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the design. If there was, there wouldn't be millions of people buying it each month don't you think? You =/= majority.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Very soon Experiadroid and Papasmurf will have a go, and argue....? You both don't get along...?

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I tried, but it won't work. We are like from different worlds.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Your old avatar was better than this one. Wait and see what Papsmurf got to say...

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I think it got to do with how thin this device and limit it can contain battery at much more compact volume. and we hope for more efficient proccessor and smaller resolution to counter that, its something like premium device have more value when there is some kind of compromise. maybe ;)

15. yep_its_ed unregistered

Why are there bumps on the sides? They look terrible.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I think they skimped on battery, even with power saving mode. That 805 better be a big step up in efficiency over a 800 to justify this IMO. My Nexus has a wee bit bigger battery and no sloppy coding and I get 5SOT, and that's not good enough for quite a few, how will they manage with this then.

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Keep in mind AMOLED saves on battery as well. It would also not surprise me if Samsung downclocked the CPU, similar to what Apple does on the iPhone.

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