Galaxy Alpha Stories December 23, 2015

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Having only recently been leaked online through unofficial and official sources, the largest of the Galaxy A-series family of devices has now been announced by Samsung. The Galaxy A9 has been unveiled and features a collection of impressive specs which should easily satisfy the desires of any consumers looking for a (presumably) inexpensive phablet…

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Galaxy Alpha Stories December 2, 2015

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Rumors about Samsung’s next mid-range metal smartphone have been circling the web for a few months now. While most has been speculation and sketchy leaks, the device has finally made an official pre-launch appearance on TENAA, China’s equivalent of the FCC. As usual, the listing comes with the customary front, back and side profile images as well as a collection of important specifications…

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Galaxy Alpha Stories June 25, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Logitech UE MINI BOOM $50, $50 in free Android apps, Bluetooth 4.1 earbuds $20, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Logitech UE MINI BOOM Wireless Portable Speaker (multiple colors) $50 shipped (Orig. $100)

Google Play free app of the week: Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse (Reg. $4)

Over $50 in paid Android apps for free: Monument Valley, Weather Live, Bard’s Tale, Quell, many more

Headphones: Qy7 Bluetooth 4.1 Earbuds $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), Sennheiser HD439 $40 (Reg. $55+), more

 

Sprint HTC Desire 510 no-contract smartphone: $50 shipped (Reg. $100) | Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 32GB unlocked new: $230 shipped (Reg. $300) | eBay

Save $50 on any Dell Outlet Home Chromebook 11 through Sunday, June 28th w/ code “CHROMEBOOK$50

Amazon’s Treasure Truck brings daily deals to the streets

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Dragon Age Inquisition $30, Skylanders Trap Team Wii U $30, Jump Out free, more iOS freebies

More deals still alive:

 

HooToo Wireless N Travel Routers w/ file sharing 20% off: TripMate Nano $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $25), more

New products & more:

Polaroid’s mini 1-inch 1080p action camera refreshed with Wi-Fi integration for iOS

E3:

Galaxy Alpha Stories June 24, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HTC Desire 510 (Sprint) $40, HooToo travel router $15, LG G3 (unlocked) $330, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Sprint HTC Desire 510 no-contract smartphone: $40 shipped (Reg. $100) | Best Buy

HooToo Wireless N Travel Routers w/ file sharing 20% off: TripMate Nano $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $25), more

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB blue: $330 shipped (Reg. $450) | eBay

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 32GB unlocked new: $230 shipped (Reg. $300) | eBay

Save $50 on any Dell Outlet Home Chromebook 11 through Sunday, June 28th w/ code “CHROMEBOOK$50

Amazon Echo smart speaker now available for purchase for $180 shipped

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Batman Arkham Knight 20% off + free skins & discounted bundle, Watch Dogs $10, iOS freebies, more

  • New! Daily Deals: Bluetooth Speaker $20, Logitech Z523 Speakers (refurb) $49, more
  • New! Save 40% at Gap & on Banana Republic sale items

More deals still alive:

Garmin vívofit Bluetooth Fitness Band (refurb): $42 shipped (Orig. $130)

New products & more:

Ily puts video calls front and center with compatibility for iOS and Android devices

Hulu secures its subscribers a 20% discount on the new Showtime streaming service

E3:

Galaxy Alpha Stories June 23, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G3 (unlocked) $330, Galaxy Alpha (unlocked) $230, $50 off Dell Chromebook 11, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB blue: $330 shipped (Reg. $450) | eBay

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 32GB unlocked new: $230 shipped (Reg. $300) | eBay

Save $50 on any Dell Outlet Home Chromebook 11 through Sunday, June 28th w/ code “CHROMEBOOK$50

Verus Galaxy S6 cases in multiple styles and colors starting at $2 shipped

Incase up to 40% off sale + extra 15% + free shipping: Icon Compact Pack $51, MacBook Air Hardshell Case $30

 

Amazon Echo smart speaker now available for purchase for $180 shipped

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

$50 Toys R Us gift card for $40 shipped (20% off): save on video games, LEGO, amiibo, dolls, more

More deals still alive:

The best deals to really take advantage of Microsoft’s Xbox One free game promotion

New products & more:

Jabra’s new in-ear Bluetooth headphones track more than 40 exercises

GameStop launches vintage games store and prices are all over the place

E3:

Galaxy Alpha Stories April 15, 2015

Android Lollipop rolling out to AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy S5 Active

Update: AT&T has also announced that the Galaxy S5 Active is now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop. The update includes a variety of changes and improvements, which can be viewed on AT&T’s website now.

We told you earlier today about another device from AT&T that’s getting Lollipop, and now it seems like the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is getting the overhaul as well. As AT&T has announced on their support site, the firmware update is rolling out now over-the-air, and you’ll need a WiFi connection to download the 1 GB file.

Specifically, this is Android Lollipop version 5.0.2, the release that came just before the most-recent 5.1 version. As you probably already know, Android Lollipop comes packed with Material Design, new and improved notifications, multiple device user accounts, and more features.

Galaxy Alpha Stories October 7, 2014

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When Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, I was a bit shocked at first. It was very clear that Samsung was making an attempt to step up its design game a bit. Well, here we are beyond its release and today we’re going to find out what the Galaxy Alpha is all about. It may not be a life changing device, but for Samsung it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

Let me start out by saying that the Galaxy Alpha is bit hard to understand initially. It seems that Samsung didn’t want to put the pedal to the metal, so instead we’re left with what may be considered the best of both worlds, having metal and plastic as main parts of the Alpha’s design. All that aside, one this is very clear: If you know the Samsung Galaxy S5, you already know the Galaxy Alpha, but I don’t think this device was ever meant to shake the industry…

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Galaxy Alpha Stories September 22, 2014

AT&T took to its YouTube channel this morning, uploading a video that outlines all the great features of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha handset. Sadly, this video came without any real information about when the handset will be coming to the carrier, much less how much it might cost. Not long after that happened, Samsung expectedly made its formal announcement, telling us that the phone will be available from September 26th, will come in three colors, and will start at the usual $199 on contract.

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Galaxy Alpha Stories September 12, 2014

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available to purchase from Carphone Warehouse through the UK retailer’s website and brick and mortar locations. The 4.7-inch metal frame smartphone will set you back £33 a month with no upfront costs. Available today in Charcoal Black and Dazzling White, the Sleek Silver and Carphone Warehouse exclusive Scuba Blue will be ready to ship on October 3rd.

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Galaxy Alpha Stories September 6, 2014

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Samsung recently announced the Note 4 which sports a new premium design with a metal frame, but before that came the metal-framed Galaxy Alpha. This device flew under the radar for many because it was announced at a very random press event in Russia last month. Unfortunately, the only way I can describe this device is being, “Samsung’s iPhone.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it seriously looks like an iPhone…

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Galaxy Alpha Stories August 27, 2014

Samsung has put together a blog post extolling the virtues of the metal frame, curved corners and finish of the handset it created to go head-to-head with Apple’s iPhone, the Galaxy Alpha. It follows an earlier post on the making of the phone.

The prose is best described as stilted, but the general idea is that every element of the design has a reason behind it. Metal, we are told, offers “thinness, style and a comfortable grip.” And just in case anyone should accuse them of copying the iPhone in switching from plastic to metal, Samsung is quick to point out it started making metal phones back in 2006 – a year before the first iPhone …  expand full story

Galaxy Alpha Stories August 25, 2014

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According to a new report from the often reliable SamMobile blog, Samsung is about to follow up its recently introduced Galaxy Alpha smartphone with more high-end devices under the “A series” family. The report points to evidence that the Galaxy Alpha, which received much attention for its metal body and high-end specs, is just the first device with three more on the way soon: expand full story

Galaxy Alpha Stories August 13, 2014

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Just recently, Samsung official unveiled its Galaxy Alpha smartphone and there’s already a full review to read through. We’ve already gone through most of the need-to-know information in our announcement article, but nothing beats pure human interaction and opinion, right?

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Galaxy Alpha Stories August 7, 2014

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A few days after we saw new photos of the upcoming metal-bodied Samsung Galaxy Alpha in white, an FCC filing spotted by phoneArena reveals the height and width.

Listed only by its FCC ID of A3LSMG850F, the dimensions fit earlier rumors that the handset would be smaller than the Galaxy S5, with a 4.8-inch 720p display in place of the S5’s 5.1-inch 1080p screen. The dimensions are shown as 133x67mm, around a centimetre shorter and about half a centimetre narrower than the S5 …  expand full story

Galaxy Alpha Stories August 4, 2014

We’ve seen our fair share of Samsung Galaxy Alpha rumors, and it looks to be the handset that the Korean company is prepping to take the lead in the upcoming battle of next-generation of flagship smartphones. We’ve seen it pictured plenty of times now, but this is the first time we’ve seen it in white.

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Galaxy Alpha Stories July 23, 2014

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Rumor has it that Samsung is preparing to announce a metal smartphone referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and thanks to a set of photos obtained by SamMobile, we now have an idea of what this mystery device might look like. Perhaps not a premium version of the Galaxy S5, the Alpha is rumored to be made out of metal and will launch with a smaller 4.7-inch display, 32GB of storage (no microSD card slot) and a fingerprint scanner.

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Galaxy Alpha Stories July 21, 2014

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While the Senate recently passed a bill that could make it easier for Android smartphone users to switch carriers after their contract is through, unlocking a smartphone remains a tedious and often costly process in the United States and elsewhere. T-Mobile, continuing its efforts to eliminate the so-called “pain points” associated with carriers, is aiming to solve that problem.  expand full story

Galaxy Alpha Stories July 14, 2014

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According to a new report out of Korean news outlet ETNews, Samsung is preparing to launch an all-metal device as early as next month called the Galaxy Alpha. According to the report, Samsung intends to heavily market the device as a competitor to Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.

According to industry insiders on July 13, the Galaxy Alpha, which Samsung will launch next month, is a premium smartphone made of a metal. It is forecast to counter the iPhone 6 scheduled to be released in September. It appears that Samsung will rebound from its recent poor performance with a new smartphone lineup, not the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note Series.

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