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!