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Samsung Galaxy A5 leaks in the flesh, sports a metallic body, 5'' HD display, and mid-range specs

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Samsung Galaxy A5 leaks in the flesh, sports a metallic body, 5'' HD display, and mid-range specs
Samsung opened a new page with the metal-framed Galaxy Alpha, and now it is becoming obvious that a Galaxy A series is inevitable. From what we can tell right now, the line will focus on delivering mid- and high-end devices that hold design close to heart -- something that we can seemingly confirm now that the folks behind SamMobile have gotten their hands on an extensive leak of a Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F) -- apparently one of three upcoming Galaxy A handsets.

Initially, rumors suggested that the Galaxy A5 will sport a full-metal body, but the tipster that sent in the snaps claims that the device is neither metal, nor plastic. Instead, we're told to expect a material "that feels cold in the hand", so probably something metallic, or maybe even something completely new. In any case, we have a device that is rectangular in nature and sports a familiar frame with chamfered edges, a lot alike the Galaxy Alpha.

The hardware packed inside includes the likes of a 720 x 1280 resolution 5-incher of the Super AMOLED type, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, a 13-megapixel rear snapper (5-megapixel one at the front), along with a 2300 mAh battery and 16GB of microSD-expandable internal storage. A snap showing the About screen of the Galaxy A5 indicates that Android 4.4.4 KitKat will be on board, and we're also told that the A5 will feature the latest TouchWiz version, currently only available on the Galaxy Note 4. Take a look.

Thanks for the tip-off, William Lau!


source: SamMobile

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posted on 19 Sep 2014, 07:55 18

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Another day. Another Galaxy.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:02 8

4. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


They're releasing like 10 handsets per week? LOL. Who buys this?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:15 6

18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Consumers who can't afford high end devices.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:25 1

21. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's practice for the GS6 and Note 5. But since they have a million Qualcomm S400's lying around and tins of ram chips lying around might as well just release it too instead of binning them.

It's a great system if you manufacture everything. This is why they tend to not have Apple maps, antenna gate, purple fringe month like Apple. And this is why they don't generally have overheating, rattling volume rockers, capacitive buttons that don't respond on the GS and note series like suck T C does on their One series.

Practice makes perfect.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:06 1

24. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


finally samsung has taken the criticism seriously... I should say that they are forced by criticism to embrace metal... well, thats not bad

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:16

25. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Mostly, iDroid fans will buy because mid-range phone, LoL.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 16:03 2

31. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


not really... only ifans love to buy a midrange phone, but it must has to be overly priced and there should be a photo of half eaten fruit on the back as well

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 23:34

36. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Always love to eat fruits like Apple.

Yeah, mid-range iPhone killed the performance mostly all hig-end android smartphone, what about that.

Overprice iPhone, yes because we buy all packaged of Apple.

Android phones, no thanks.

Lmao, iDroid.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 07:47

48. steodoreben (Posts: 230; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


@aba71983 don't you dare insult Google's Android and underestimate other smartphones like LG, Samsung and Sony. LG makes screens for iPhone. Samsung produces chipsets for iPhone. Sony probably is responsible for the camera sensors of iPhone. MAGBASA KA KAPAG MAY TIME. STUPID! Samsung is creating several variety of phones that will fit every type of consumers (person). They care more with consumers, care less with Apple. More consumers = SALES. Who cares with your life. :P

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:21

19. joee0208 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Your comment made my day LOL

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:00 4

2. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


if samsung ends up using this design continuously next year it's going to get bored...

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:20 3

26. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Since when samsung made an exciting design to there phones?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 16:05 1

32. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


before 2010...

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 23:35

37. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


By yourself? LoL.

Only in 2010?

Apple always every year. So sad for sammy.

Lmao, iDroid.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 01:52

41. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


not by myself... you are commenting on PA and PA has a full Samsung section where you can see all the phones of Samsung... their designs were really cool till 2010... then they started following the foot steps of apple and came up with ugly designs

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 05:20

44. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Every samsung fans don't like the ugly design of samsung. C'mon and don't make yourself fool.

Apple have unique design to their iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macs.

Yeah, samsung following Apple making metal frame because samsung fans, consumers don't like and they ashamed using cheap plastic case.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:01

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Lol .

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:02 3

5. Tuxedo (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Same d@mn phone, 10 different names? Why?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:34 4

23. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Iphones also have same d@mn design FYI troll

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 23:39

38. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Remember, always the same design but this iPhone 6 & 6+ are different. But still, they sell millions of iPhone in 24 hours and what about in weeks, months and year.

FYI, iDroid.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 13:08 3

29. maherk (Posts: 3464; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You should check Sony and Apple phones then. Sony seems to have fired their whole Design Department employees after they released the Z, because every single phone and tablet that was released since then has almost the same design.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:07

6. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


they are trying everything possible to get some sales, but they should also acknowledge that market is getting saturated and there isnt point flooding it further.

If they are sensible, they would design one or two really good phones and stick with it.

Also, they keep mocking apple products, which only gives free advertisement to apple products than to focus on the features offered by its phone..

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 23:44

39. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Base on my observation to the koreanian people, they don't care if they flood many cheap android samsung in the market. Just like when they eat there foods to many choices.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 01:55

42. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


koreanian people? thats a new terminology.... why not just Korean people? easy to utter

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 05:35

45. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I just compared the people in Korea and their food. The same with their samsung phones.

For example, there going to eat lunch, they have 5-6 different kind of food in the table. Meaning, the same with the samsung mobile phone and tablet.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:08 1

7. clearblack (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


it look uglier than the blue s5

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:08 2

8. Saioofi (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 May 2014)


When the iPhone 6 leaks showed that it'd have a protruding camera everyone said its ugly and hideous. Now this leak clearly shows that the A5 will have a protruding camera as well but I'm not seeing anyone hating on it?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:17

10. Saioofi (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 May 2014)


hate*

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:22 1

11. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Probably because they are hating for other reasons, e.g. how Samsung seems to be constantly releasing phones/tablets and how their designs are always the same

Also people shouldn't be surprised because Samsung has always had the ugly protruding cameras

And Samsung has always been criticized for their designs
Apple on the other hand typically had very good designs,
Which is why people were disappointed with the ugly designs on the 6, 6+ and their Watch

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:37 2

14. Danini1112 (Posts: 50; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)


Because almost every Samsung Phone has a protruding camera, man.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:29 1

22. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Because at least it's centred and big enough to support the entire handset on a table without wobbling.

To put it succinctly, the Galaxy camera bumps are like a Cindy Crawford mole or manly scar.

The iPhone 6 bump is like a festering little mole with a long piece of hair sticking out.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:17

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Very messed up strategy by ss, the original alpha is already good enough

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:23 1

12. cabuya (Posts: 41; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


samung please please if you going to copy somebody please copy lg LESS BEZEL JUST PLEASE.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:30 1

13. duartix (Posts: 287; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


I don't get who buys this, I'm sure people won't buy it for the amazing design :P nor for the tremendous silicon that's inside :P
Is it going for 200€ ? Because you have dozens of chinese branded phones with similar specs going for much less than 150€. And for 150$ you can already get an octacore with MTK6592.
I'm puzzled...

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:38 4

15. Thedefenitionofawesome (Posts: 51; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


Hmmm..... when the iphone6 was launched with mid - ranged specs , i didn't see phonearena saying something like "iphone6 is here , the next generation of overpriced midrangers".

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:52 3

16. Saioofi (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Maybe because the iPhone 6 has better optimizations that make it much faster than many high end android devices in the market?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:24 1

27. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Absolutely...

TouchWiz sucks and laggy.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 15:38

30. elitewolverine (Posts: 5111; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


because no midrange android sports a 64bit chip....

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:08

17. Settings (Posts: 1493; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Wow 2% battery usage in just 2 minutes. Great battery!

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:25 1

20. beachedwhale (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Why can't samsung stop copying all the iPhone designs? First with the alpha now with this and it's mocking apple for copying it!!! Bad marketing strategy Samsung

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 16:07

33. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


this is a copy of iphone? OMG, no wonder why I was thinking this is an ugly phone

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 23:48

40. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Well, just like your android phone ugly, laggy, LoL.

Lmao, iDroid.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 01:59

43. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


this is what I am saying... it is a copy of iphone thats why its ugly, laggy & LOL

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 05:50

46. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I know, sammy is ugly and laggy, LoL.

Lmao, iDroid.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 13:08

28. WilliamC937 (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


Good strategy Samsung.. you just announce more than 5 tech device in 1 months.. Congrats..
Btw.. how much pre-order you received? 4 million? Hell No!

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 16:17

34. promise7 (Posts: 870; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Kind of looks like the xiaomi mi4

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 21:41

35. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Looks nice. There are also much butthurt Samsung haters it's so annoying. There must be something wrong with their eyes.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 19:30

47. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Hey Look guys Its an iPhone! it even has a fingerprint scanner!

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