Samsung Might Launch Two Metal-Clad Smartphones Along with Galaxy Alpha
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha turned a lot of heads when it was announced earlier this month. Thanks to the metal frame, it got a lot of attention. Unlike other Samsung products that have all-plastic bodies, the Galaxy Alpha is a welcomed intervention in Samsung’s design philosophy.
However, recent reports have revealed that Galaxy Alpha is not the only handset which is part of this intervention. According to a new report from SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is only one of the first smartphones in a new line of products from Samsung which may be called ‘A’ series.
Reportedly, Samsung will launch three phones that run Android 4.4 KitKat in this series and feature metal components in their cases. Bearing the model numbers of SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700, the three handsets are said to launch in different price ranges.
In terms of specifications, not much has been leaked. The A300 is reported to offer a qHD (960×540) display while the others could pack HD displays. It’s not clear if these are 720p or 1080p screens. Other than this, the only detail shared by the blog is that the company will offer “better” front-facing cameras.
The Galaxy Alpha is said to be 6.7mm thick and weighs about 115 grams. The display on the phone is a 4.7 inch screen with a 1280X720 resolution. It has an unnamed Octa core processor (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz), and it is most likely on an Exynos 5 based chipset. The RAM on the device is 2 GB and has internal storage of 32 GB. It has no expandable storage. The Alpha has a dismal 1860 mAh battery which might dissuade a lot of folks from getting the device. The three new “A” series phones will reportedly debut sometime during Q3 2014.