UK retailer puts up Galaxy Alpha for pre-order, before pulling it back down

by: Andrew GrushAugust 4, 2014

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Late last month a report surfaced claiming the Samsung Galaxy Alpha would officially be announced on August 4th, shortly after this a second report surfaced claiming the correct date was in August 13th. The Alpha might not have been announced today, but it has managed to make the news twice in one day. Not only did today bring us our best look at the Alpha to date, it seems that MobileFun briefly put up the handset for pre-order, despite the fact it has yet to be formally announced.

Unsurprisingly, Mobilefun has since pulled the listing in question. If the listing’s information proves accurate, and not just based on rumors, the UK retailer reveals that the device will cost £549 outright for the 32GB model, or about $920. Turning to the spec sheet, everything they listed fits in with past rumors, including a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280×720 resolution and octa-core Exynos 5 processor. The listing also mentioned 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS, microUSB, EDR and L, as well as a 12MP rear camera with autofocus and LED.

We have to admit that we find it interesting this leak happens on a day that the handset was originally rumored to be unveiled on. This leads us to speculate that the listing was created (and removed) based on one of these scenarios: originally the Alpha was to be released today and Mobilefun didn’t get the memo about the date change, there was some kind of internal mixup, or Mobilefun just followed the rumors and hoped they were right. Regardless of which of these is correct, we’d say it’s pretty safe to bet that the specs are mostly accurate, though we’d still take all of this with a grain of salt for now.

Here’s to hoping we learn more, and see an official announcement, come August 13th. What do you think of the Galaxy Alpha, intrigued or not?

  • MasterMuffin

    Dat price doe. I guess it’s really trying to compete with iPhone ;D

    “Super AMLED” :)

    • Andrew Grush

      What, you’ve never heard of Super AMLED? Jeesh, MasterMuffin, you’re totally missing out!

      (fixed :P )

      • MasterMuffin

        My bad I guess o.O


    • Crutchcorn

      The price doesn’t match the specs…. Or design

  • wat

    You have to take loads off that for US price because of UK taxes

  • pagger08

    Keep it the specs are crud and I would rather pay for the bigger screen note (plastic or not) than pay that!

    • Jerry Rich

      Then buy the note. Seems simple to me.

  • ash

    Images already leaked by sam mobile

  • fredphoesh

    Im interested because it has specs where they count, screen resolution is as low as possible for excellent clarity and battery life, very fast processor for smoothness, only no interchangeable battery… if that’s the case, I hope it is completely waterproof to compensate.
    I would be interested in this phone as an upgrade from nexus 5.

    • Farhan Yan

      completely waterproof?! yeah, you’re gonna wait a damn long time for that one….

  • Myamo

    It’s packing some serious mid range specs. The price is premium though, no denying that.

  • Miracle Zhou

    There is a typo in the headline.

  • Jonathan Kramer

    Even at half the price, the Nexus 5 or Moto X are far more appealing..No more bloatware.. that’s MY motto! :)

  • namesib

    What are they thinking releasing such a mediocre phone at a flagship’s price?

    • Darren

      Because it WILL be a flagship, even with a 720p display. The Exynos 5433 that it should have is better than Snapdragon 805, but we can substract half of the power because of touchwiz.
      It will be here to battle with the iPhone, anyway.

  • Crutchcorn

    OH DEAR GOD! THE PRICE! *heart attack*

  • terpski

    yawn…boring phone…

  • YO TED

    take a break and watch this sexy asking $$$$…..

  • YO TED

    take a break and watch this sexy asking $$$$$…..