Galaxy Alpha visits the FCC ahead of rumored release next week

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 7, 2014

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Samsung’s metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is just around the corner, as confirmed by a recent visit to the FCC.

A device bearing the SM-G850F code number was spotted in the FCC’s certification database, a sure sign that its official launch can’t be far behind. The code number was associated in the past with a European version of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.


The FCC documents don’t reveal much new info about the long-rumored device, besides its precise dimensions of 133 by 67 millimeters. For comparison, the Galaxy S5, with its 5.1-inch screen, is 142 by 72.5 millimeters. As a refresher, the Galaxy Alpha is rumored to feature a 4.7 or 4.8 inches 720p display and a very thin profile of just 6 millimeters. Some other, obvious, features confirmed by the docs are Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC and LTE.

Last week, an unconfirmed report slated the release of the Alpha for August 13, next Wednesday. The device, which many consider to be aimed at the larger iPhone expected to launch in mid-September, has leaked extensively, including in two sets of hands-on images from earlier this week.

  • M3D1T8R

    Well at least they got the size right. At 67mm wide it’s less than 2mm wider than a Moto X (4.7″ display), so should be able to squeeze in 4.8″ (maybe 4.9″ if bezels are tiny but doesn’t look like it, could also be just 4.7″ which would be a fail). About the perfect screen size to device size in hand balance. But it needs to be 1080p. And not have Samsung’s awful buttons and Touchwiz garbage.

    • MasterMuffin

      It will have awful buttons and TW. It’ll also have a terrible battery life, which would be even more terrible with 1080p screen

      • das

        samsung has great battery life …

        • MasterMuffin

          Are you serious? Have you seen the size of that battery? Even if it’s a low res AMOLED screen, there’s no way that with that rumored SoC the battery life will be even close to great. Saying no devices under one brand have bad battery life is pretty stupid

          • das

            prove it

          • MasterMuffin

            That every Samsung phone doesn’t have good battery life?

          • das


          • MasterMuffin

            I don’t know if you’re serious or not… Anyways you’re wrong, so SUCK IT BITCH :D

          • das

            samsung batterys pwn

          • Wjdzm

            dude Samsung batteries are good. it’s a given fact.

          • MasterMuffin

            I’m seriously starting to think about hitting myself real hard witha chair. Yes the batteries are quality batteries. Does that mean that a small battery can make a power hungry phone last for a long time? No. They aren’t made of magic

  • MasterMuffin

    I take back what I said earlier. This will be a great match for iPhone 6. People who are thinking of buying the next iPhone (but aren’t hardcore Apple fans) will compare these two certainly and won’t care about TW or stuff like that. This won’t steal many customers, but it’s still something.

  • Luka Mlinar

    The FCC is the #1 leaker on the planet :D

  • Bucaniere

    If you guys think that this thing will steal iphone 6 customers you’re totally wrong. Iphone 6 will smash the market of high end spec smartphones.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Pity they don’t just say the thickness

  • Amuro Ray

    exynos 5433/5422 with 720p what a really overkill device…wait 2gb of ram for touchwiz?…. really?

  • Peter Blanco

    I’m not big on Samsungs software, but we may finally get close to the Galaxy incarnation we’ve been asking for.