LOL, a weedy 1,860mAh that is even less than an S4 mini plus no radio and a premium price tag. Samsung shows yet again utter contempt for the consumer by making this joke of a mobile that is dead before it's even been launched. When will these dumb ass companies relaise that battery power is King? Good luck with the useless ultra power mode, you'll need it.
Seta, 13 Aug 2014I was thinking of getting a moto X but I like this one quite a lot. 32gb storage, physical... moreMoto X is about to be pulled off. Anyway this one has certain problems as well. Same design language for one. Plus its not ergonomic at the very least. Anyway, Sammy would update it, sure, but they are very slow (like other OEMs except Motorola). It usually takes 90 days for the update to be ready, then it takes another 90 days for it to go OTA. Like really. My Note II got KK last month and the first push came in April.
Qammy, 13 Aug 2014In WHAT WAY? R u borderline ret*rd? How can they copy iphone when iphone hasn't been released... morelol .. iPhone 6 will be bit identical iPhone 5S and no issues with taht..
but this galaxy Alpha looks closer to iPhone 5S and considering the size , smasung got iPhone 6 in its mind
How much would it hurt to make the phone 1 or 2 mm thicker and with a larger battery? Something like 2500 mAh?
Qammy, 13 Aug 2014In WHAT WAY? R u borderline ret*rd? How can they copy iphone when iphone hasn't been released... moreiPhone 5S? Come on, the metal frame is strikingly similar.
Samsung will do anything to spam the market and distract buyers from iPhone. Only thing they don't get is - they are looking so desperate and people have lost interest in them. There are hundreds of versions of the Galaxy series, there's just no appeal any longer.
Is it just me, or does anyone find the design dangerously similar to the Galaxy S2 (*cough*2011*cough*)
Callum, 13 Aug 2014First Huawei, now Samsung... everyone are copyng iPhone!!Please, stop!!!! Im a proud iFansIn WHAT WAY? R u borderline ret*rd? How can they copy iphone when iphone hasn't been released yet. Secondly this is the same as the s3 but with metal frame and upgraded internals
Anonymous, 13 Aug 201420nm? are you joking? this chipset is still the same like the one used in galaxy s5 which is s... moreS5 uses Exynos 5422,
Exynos 5433 will be built on 20nm process.
So, just an optimistic implication that the 543 series is on a 20nm die.
Also, read in some articles that exynos 5430 (the one in Alpha) is Samsung's first SoC to go into mass production with 20nm process.
What is so premium about the Alpha?
Choice of material? Where does it outperform the S5, if at all? Or is its solely purpose and cause of existence to get a share of Apple customers.
Imho this will not work out, Apple fans will wait for the iPhone 6. Others might opt for the Lumia 930.
I was hoping for an upgraded S5... S5s ;-) ...but this...
I was thinking of getting a moto X but I like this one quite a lot.
32gb storage, physical keys, good processor,better camera..
I just hope it gets updates when due
I don't get this thing about someone copying someone. I mean, that's supposed to be good for us consumers. We have more options.
I for one love how the current iPhone 5s looks however, I prefer the Android OS because it works better for me. So if there's someone who can make a phone that's as good looking as an iPhone but put Android on it, then great!
People are fighting over whichever is better or who copied who. Well guess what people, you are not going to get rich by doing that! You are just another money source for these manufacturers. Why defend? So pointless.
Direct from Samsung's R&D centre.
So what's confirmed about upcoming iPhone?
4.7 inch HD screen
32/64GB non expandable inbuilt storage
Right! copy all this & launch the phone before iPhone 6 so that we don't look like coplying.
So, Samsung got tired of the complaints about their cheap plastic design, so they decided to change the frame, which is the smallest part of the body, to metal; and they seem to be sooooooo proud of it!!!
They need to use premium material and work heavily on the crappy and buggy version of Android that they end up putting in their devices instead of adding better CPUs and more RAM as if THAT's gonna make for a better user experience!!!
Samsung should pay very close attention to their competition and see what makes them tick (Apple and Huawei for example)
This is without question the most boring tech announcement of the year. First of all, it doesnt look premium at all, just another Galaxy set. Secondly, I believe to counter the iPhone you'd have to announce it AFTER the new iPhone is announced, not days or weeks before.
Headtrip, 13 Aug 2014Samsung don't need India... LOLsamsung dont need china too ..
infact no one needs samsung :P
AnonD-293965, 13 Aug 2014Someone is copying AppleLiterally copying apple indeed!