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Samsung Galaxy (Alpha) A5 and A3 leak in new high-res photos

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Samsung Galaxy (Alpha) A5 and A3 leak in new high-res photos
Those of you keeping tabs on Samsung will know by now that the company appears to be in the process of creating a new line of Galaxy devices, ones modeled after the Galaxy Alpha. We last came across live images of the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F) a while ago, thanks to a leak courtesy of SamMobile, but this time around the snaps come form another source: Android México. The new shots also show us yet another supposed member of the new Samsung family: the Galaxy A3. From what we can tell from the shots, the A3 will be smaller (about the size of the 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha), so perhaps we're looking at a cousin device with a less impressive specs sheet. 

Contrary to earlier information, which described the frame of the Galaxy A5 as one that emulates metal, we're now told that the frame is 100% aluminum, though we obviously have no way of knowing which version of the story has it true. In any case, the A5 is said to be a mid-range device with a 5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera (5MP snapper at the front). RAM sits at 2GB, and there's 16GB of microSD-expandable storage, with a 2300 mAh cell powering this all on the hardware side, while Android 4.4.4 KitKat does its thing on the software one. Thanks to a regulatory listing in China and the US, we also know that the A5 will measure 5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm), and weigh 4.44 oz (126 grams). We're told to expect a price tag of about $400. 

As for the A3, so far we only know that it will supposedly cost between $350 and $400, offer LTE, and have metal in its construction (which lends some credibility that the A5 is not simply metallic, after all). The A3 is expected to premier around the globe by the end of 2014.

Finally, we've also heard rumors of a third new A-device dubbed A7. That one is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch screen and LTE, and cost about $450 to $500. Unfortunately, the A7 will apparently only see the light of day in select countries.

All of the above information, especially if you take pricing and screen sizes into account, has all the markings of a Samsung line -- a variety of sizes littered throughout the mid-range price spectrum. Based on what we know already, do you think you would be interested in picking one?


source: Android México [1], [2] via SamMobile

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posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:10 3

1. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


I dont pick one of them as lon as back cover is plastic...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:00 7

14. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


If it's for removable battery then I would. Galaxy J looks. And Alpha has a great camera too

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:17 2

19. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


it can be metal and removable at the same time.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:58 3

22. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Any example??

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:05 2

23. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Galaxy Alpha has metal frame and removable battery.
Not metal body though.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:08

24. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


samsung wave, htc one china edition. these are have metal removable back covers so its not a rocket science. samsung did it bfore but now ppl think only plastic covers can be removable.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:15 5

26. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Prone to permanent deformations and heavier than plastic

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:34

27. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


heavy ??? few grams is matter for you ??? its prone to permanent deformations if you throw your phone to the ground otherwise it doesnt matter. ppl defend plastic bcuz samsung uses it. what will you say when samsung switch to full metal body ?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:42 3

28. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I'll still stick with plastic...no glass or metal body...something like kelvar or carbon fibre would be better though...plastic body with metal is perfect..as it makes device both sturdy and less prone to scratches and dents....i have been waiting for this combination since s2...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:00

30. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


I'll say 'hell yeah' :)

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:59

29. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Aluminium is not a heavy metal.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 03:55

43. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Don't blame the 6+'s poor design on its metal
It's Apple's fault, the Note 4 and Z3 don't have those issues

Also weight difference between aluminum and plastic is minimal (difference between Note 4 and 3 is 8 g)
Even if they used stainless steel (much stronger but heavier) the difference wouldn't be that bad (maybe another 10 g)

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:25

32. zhiae (unregistered)


htc sensation xe sensation xl

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:59

36. willard12 (Posts: 1528; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


HT HD2

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:10 4

2. twens (Posts: 955; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Not any of my business but won't Sammy reserve this new design for the note and S line instead? They'll get people bored with this new designs also. Smh
Sammy never learns. Now htc is turning profits. People are praising sony for good battery life. Maybe just being at the top creates too much attention and hate. One can never tell

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:11 7

3. jeibal02 (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Sep 2014)


Aluminum IS a metal.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:11

5. alouden (unregistered)


You beat me to it...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:22

20. Chris.P (Posts: 535; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Obviously. My bad there, I meant that we were told that the frame is not actually metal.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:11 6

4. alouden (unregistered)


"Contrary to earlier information, which described the frame of the Galaxy A5 as metallic, we're now told that the frame is 100% aluminum."

Guys, aluminum IS a metal. The most abundant metal, in fact.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:16

6. promise7 (Posts: 869; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Looks like a Xiaomi MI4.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:18 3

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What can I say. Looks like a Samsung device.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:27

8. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Why not have these designs for the galaxy s6 and note 5? Whats the point in these alpha devices? A nice build but not the right specs.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:06

16. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Specs are excellent for people who want a midranger

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 00:48 1

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


Practice for the GS6. Free beta testing from countries that buy mid range devices.

That's how Samsung avoids bend gate and antenna gate. Their designs are actually tested in the real world.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:31 1

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


Looks like PA ran out of news

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:35

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 19777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Looks like an amalgam of the s2, and s3. Nice retro look.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:35

21. tech2 (Posts: 3350; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I don't think there is anything S3 about that look. Unless you mean the button that is.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:11

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 19777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol ok bro, no need to argue. It's a nice looking phone s2/s3 mesh to me.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:48

34. tech2 (Posts: 3350; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Lol... Its just my point of view much like yours, is not really an argument. No need to take it so personally.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:56

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 19777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's all good yo. No worries.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:45 1

11. B-power (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


I like them except for one thing the proccesor why no snapdragon 615

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:48

12. Androiduser4ever (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


they look nice

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:50

13. poppy.a (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Good looking phones

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:02

15. hmd74 (Posts: 476; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


which one is Alpha? :|

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:08

17. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


The one in the middle, first link dude

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:10

18. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


"Contrary to earlier information, which described the frame of the Galaxy A5 as metallic, we're now told that the frame is 100% aluminum."

this above is why iphonearena is a horrible source of information and news.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:25

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


Damn that metal unibody looks so nice!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:15

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


the looks of A series is very classy, good but should be more glamorous like wave series

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 21:48

37. steelew (Posts: 196; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I guess if you're going to copy apple you have to copy all of it, bad specs and all. What a joke. Put out a better galaxy S5 without the crappy charge port cover and without the lame waterproof gimmickry. I can't wait to move on from samsung. I wish someone would get it right. Stock android, micro SD card slot 5" AND 5.5 or 5.whatever for the people that need the biggest and best screen size is (spec whores), a good camera (front and back), wireless charging, nfc, 32gb minimum internal storage, unlocked bootloader, root on/off switch, removable back cover and replaceable battery and extended battery life. Alot of phones do most of this but none seem to do all of it especially the 32GB minimum internal storage. Hell apple has a 128GB model...come on!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 22:29

38. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Lg g3 is 550 MSRP...32GB RAM, SD card slot..course, not stock google, but a much better UI, and more stock-like than Samsung. Best of all, it looks nothing like a Samsung.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 02:42

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


hey, where you are coming from and where you are heading to? A3&A5 are low end and midrange devices... note 4 is for you, go and buy note 4 instead of crying on a midrange phone's article and put 128gb in your note 4...
but there is one thing I like in your comment that you sound comparing A5 with iphone which is a true head to head comparison, a midranger vs midranger

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 00:44

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


Manufacturing and size testing for the GS6. I am curious to see which direction they take the GS6.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 03:01

42. ABC_123 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)


Galaxy Alpha looks nicer than A3/A5...

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