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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 star in this video, might come sans removable battery and rear cover

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 star in this video, might come sans removable battery and rear cover
At this point, it's almost sure that the Galaxy Alpha will donate its name and premium metal-clad build to a completely new Samsung lineup of device spinoffs. Numerous leaks previously indicated that among the first representatives of this series will be the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 (SM-A300X) and Galaxy Alpha A5 (SM-A500F).

The Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 spring chickens already proved that they are not camera-shy at all – just two days ago they exhibited their Galaxy Alpha-inspired design in a bunch of leaked photos, but now we can see the video, from which the aforementioned photos got extracted. In it, we can see the the Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 compared to the Galaxy Alpha size-wise.

Apart from the ability to eye their exterior once again, the newest round of leaked info suggests that the rear covers of the Galaxy Alpha spinoffs are non-removable, which is not very typical for Samsung. The batteries are tipped to be non-removable as well – another pretty unorthodox Samsung decision.

We are talking rumors here, mind you, so until the device becomes official, we can't say if Sammy has decided to swerve from its usual philosophy. Then again, the Galaxy Alpha was the first Samsung device to employ a more premium metal build in its exterior build, so it won't surprise us if the new Alpha line of devices are discern from the plethora of Samsung smartphones in yet another category and come with non-removable rear cover and battery beneath it.



source: Android Mexico via SlashGear

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posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:11 6

1. vincelongman (Posts: 3975; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Design looks pretty good IMO
Though I still dont like the camera bump and perforated back

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:14 4

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


Galaxy Alpha-inspired design, not realy http://goo.gl/ye1OxS

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:24 2

8. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


more Japanese style

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:36 4

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


Galaxy J had removable back though

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:39 3

13. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I might consider buying this if this is a high end device. Good job on the design Samsung.

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 06:10

14. Moh.Nom (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


None of them (except the original alpha) are a high-end device they come with the snapdragon 410 which uses 1.2×4 64-bit cores and an adreno 306. which makes them lower midrange phones.

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:13 1

2. DrMenschik (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Mar 2013)


phYlosophy :D

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 06:40

16. PeterK. (Posts: 286; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


Ah, thanks!

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 07:26 1

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


Well, it's not wrong to write it with (i), actually is the right thing coming from the original greek word

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:17 2

4. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Design looks nice.But i wish samsung can make more higher-end phones with similar full-metal construction

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:21 5

5. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Galaxy Alpha, Note 4, midle sise misses. GS6

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:22

6. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


*size missing

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:22 1

7. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 169; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Why can't Samsung just come out with ONE model ? Why do they always have to release three or four of a Galaxy model ?

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:27 8

9. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


trying to serve all needs maybe?

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 08:02 1

20. buccob (Posts: 2490; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Even Apple now offers more than just 1 model each year...

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 08:41

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


lol right?

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:27

10. Cicero (Posts: 846; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Wind of change. Replace all Ace, Young, Advance, Mini so on with A line. And drop a little bit the price. You will became the top dog again.

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 05:28 3

11. Aploine (Posts: 425; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


again?

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 06:31

15. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Samsung
WTF is this?

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 06:48 1

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


I'm sticking with s series.....
I want removable battery..plus I don't like metal back...something like carbon fibre would be better...

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 07:25

18. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


No removable battery? No thanks. Not interested. If backed into a corner, I'll revert to a dumb phone and carry a notebook.

John B.

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 09:08

22. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 334; Member since: 30 May 2014)


The design looks good, snapdragon 410 is okay, atleast better than s400. 2GB of RAM is great + 16GB in a mid-range phone, but non removable battery and non removable rear cover is quite bad. And if this a series won't feature Fm radio, It will be very disappointing.

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 10:12

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


First Samsung phones with no removable backs. Interesting.

I am curious if the GS6 is going full metal unibody or sticking with the Alpha and Note 4 style.

I would prefer the Alpha style but I have a feeling the S series is going to be more mainstream rather than tech nerd and the unibody design will win out for it while the Note stays completely versatile with the removable battery.

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 12:51

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


Well this was the cost that had to be made because of the whiny people whining about plastic. I really like their design nonetheless.

posted on 07 Oct 2014, 21:19

25. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


The problem is, the only people whining is the editors of these sites and a few metal fetish readers.

Not once have I heard any of my colleagues or friends claim they want a metal phone from Samsung.

What gets me is when I try to call out the editors of these sites on this subject, none want to respond. This means that breathing hard over a metal phone is pure hyperbole and and a limited request.

Becareful of what you wish for. The industry is trying to groom the consumers rather than the consumers grooming the manufacturers. We are all going to pay for it. We already have to pay dearly for repairs due to increasingly non-removable batteries. These editors are not the tech geeks in comparison of the ones in my generation. Just story tellers to panhandle pretty objects.

John B.

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