Galaxy Alpha

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is finally official — a high-end Samsung smartphone with a metal-banded chassis and an "evolution" of the company's design philosophy. But if you're wondering about what's going on on the inside, we've got you covered. Check out the full spec sheet after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha hardware specifications

Category Features
Network LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)
Display 4.7" HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)
AP Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz)
OS Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
Camera 12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front)
Camera Features Beauty Face, Dual Camera, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Selective Focus, Shot & More, Virtual Tour
Video UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
Video Codec H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1,Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio Codec MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Additional Features Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, Quick Connect, Private Mode
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor
RAM 2GB
Internal Memory 32GB, No micro SD Slot
Dimension 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 115g
Battery 1,860 mAh

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs

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Lol Yeah might as well stick with premium specs and design instead of having to choose one or the other with Samsung

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Is it the best thing evar?

What is your prediction on battery life with that week sauce battery? You think it'll hit the 2 full day mark? 3?
Come on, it's Samsung. It'll last a week with that battery, right?

(Ugh. I'm taunting a known troll. What is wrong with me!!!???)

You should read about the reviews, they are already out. Even with just small battery, it did 11hr of video playback test. Much more than any Nexus phones so far.

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Maybe Google should learn a few thing from Samsung on how to optimize battertylife.

Nah. Even Samsung knows it's not enough. I bet I can kill it in 2 hours and not even having to use data.

Reviews are already in..

"HD video at full brightness with active Wi-Fi reproduced more than 11 hours.."

Not bad with this battery capacity.

If the entire 11 hours is spent watching video (as I assume they mean), then that is fantastic battery life

Not bad realky for someone who doesnt need 1080p display. I will keep my S5 tho.

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The battery is a really deal breaker! Too bad cuz its a really good looking phone though. I don't know what Sammy was thinking to put an awful battery in there

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Hahaha. That battery is so 2011. Probably doesn't last more than a day. I'll keep my Note 3, thanks!

You very quickly adapt to no SD card. I've still got 10 GB free on my Nexus 5 with everything I want to carry. On the rare occasions I want to watch a ripped video on a tiny 5 inch screen I plug in a Meenova microSD card reader (only done this once so far). I love the fact I don't have to remember to eject the Nexus when disconnecting it from my PC to avoid frying the card.

It looks like a sammy version (... and cheap) of the incoming iPhone 6 ... think about it! Of course we going to keep our phones with better specs than this .... obviously not the latest android phone specs but something compare to small screens iPhones.

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I have to kind of agree with you. Pretty smart move by Samsung honestly if it pans out. Announce a metal phone with the same screen size as the smaller of the two rumored new iPhones a month or so before the iPhone is supposed to be released. And the Note 4 will be right around the corner to compete with the larger iPhone 6.

No OIS on the camera?! If that's a precursor of what's coming in the Note 4 in the camera department, I'll be passing on Samsung for the year.

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Why are phones not getting more ram?? My Note 3 has more than these new devices! Good for me but bad for whoever upgrades

Yep, Touchjizz will hog half of the memory.
CM will be a beast on this phone, but who knows when that will happen.

How can they call it an evolution in style when it looks like a shrunken version of the Note 3 I'm holding in my hand right now?

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Unless this phone is supper cheap than Samsung really just doesn't get it at all lol. People want the screen and spects of the S5 with and good all around camrea with and UI that's smooth and not supper loud on the colors with this body

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Seriously? Even the default wallpaper looks like iOS. They're trying really hard to confuse iPhone users, huh?

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This is a nice option for people wanting a premium device without a 5"+ screen.

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I was thinking the same thing. Try finding higher end phone under 5" and is a very short list.

Moto X, Sony Z1c (soon Z3c), HTC M7 and iPhone 5s. Pretty much what comes to my mind.

I'm definitely worried about battery life, explains the 720p screen though.

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Ok, serious question:
Do people really care _that_ much about thin devices? After a certain point, that is? Looking at this phone, they sacrificed battery capacity for thinness. Reading an (albeit an unrelated) article the other day about Intel's Broadwell processor, they say it increases efficiency so that batteries can be smaller and still give as good battery life.
Doesn't anyone want a device (laptop, phone, tablet, etc) that is as thin as last years model, with the same size battery and gets amazing battery life with the new HW? Obviously, OEM's and chipmakers seem to think not.

This is so frustrating.

Yeah they could have eliminated the camera hump, put a much larger battery and the phone would still be thin.

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Apple has fooled the general public into thinking thinner is better. When non morons would gladly take a thicker phone with bigger battery.

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Screen resolution and battery are pathetic.
Samsung should narrow it's efforts, it produces too many phones

Also, they need to hire new designers

That device doesn't beat my OnePlus one in a single spec area. Ram, screen, pixels, battery, processor, camera and storage. I bet it'll cost more too. In guessing $450. But a TON of people will buy it just because of the Galaxy name.

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Releases an ad making fun of people with tiny non removable batteries.... Releases a phone with a tiny non removable battery.

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Battery size is a joke..phone is pointless...When will Samsung learn
That....Less is More

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How will the battery life compare to the Galaxy S3? That has a 2100 mAh battery and similar screen specs.

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Sincw every1 says Chinese manufactory's copy other phones. I have to say this kinda looks like a Huawei p6/7.

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How about people wait to see how those specs do in real life tests. Complaining about battery life when the device isn't even out yet. Who knows maybe they figured something out in labs and less battery is all this phone needs. I personally will wait until real world tests are seen before making my decision.

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I am liking this phone. Smaller battery doesn't necessarily mean that battery life is going to suffer if it has more efficient resources such as the processor. The ppi ratio is close to the iPhone 5s, which I currently use and the screen looks ok to me. Finding a phone without a huge screen is a plus for some people that don't want a huge monster screen. With that being said, hopefully the price when announced, knocks the iPhone 6 out of the picture if someone is looking at both phones. Even though I own an iPhone(mostly for the actual physical size) I hope that this phone shows and feels premium when seeing it in person.

A premium phone ...hardly ..more like a midrange for the masses ..I'm sure they will sell loads to the teens ...but for anyone who is serious about phones ...sorry Samsung..720p and 1850 battery doesn't cut it anymore ...times have moved on ..

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