Poll results: Would you pick up one of the Samsung Galaxy A devices when and if they hit the market?

Poll results: Would you pick up one of the Samsung Galaxy A devices when and if they hit the market?
It would appear that the Galaxy Alpha wasn't simply an answer to the Apple iPhone 6. Instead, the rumorsphere (yeah, it's a thing now) suggests that one of Samsung's most stylish devices is but a piece of a new strategy that will see the electronics giant manufacture non-flagship devices that are endowed with premium materials in their construction -- like metal. The name of the new line? Galaxy A (or Galaxy Alpha, according to some).

So far, we've caught a whiff of a Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, all of which have differing screen diagonals -- 4.5'', 5'', and 5.5'', respectively. The phones are believed to all sport the new quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor from Qualcomm, 2GB of RAM, and 13MP cameras. And price? Anywhere between $300 to $500, depending on the model, reportedly. Overall, not a bad deal considering this is a major brand-name manufacturer (those have been reluctant to forego their usual profit margins in order to compete with outliers like the Moto G). But we wanted to hear your input, which is why, on Monday, we gave you the opportunity to speak up. And speak up you did.

Unfortunately for Samsung, the majority of you (52.44%) don't feel very hot about the new line, though it should be noted that some of these votes may simply be by people who are generally not interested in anything but high-end, flagship devices. Anyway, a quarter of poll-takers (25.74%) sit on the other end of the spectrum, and are tempted by the idea of getting their hands on one, permanently. As for the remaining fifth of votes (21.82%), those can be attributed to people that are still undecided (which is normal, seeing as the Galaxy A line is not yet official).

Do these results surprise you in any way?

Would you pick up one of the Samsung Galaxy A devices when and if they hit the market?

Definitely. These are looking great!
25.74%
I'm undecided. It can go either way.
21.82%
Nah. These are not the droids I'm looking for.
52.44%

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12 Comments

1. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

It's like asking "Would you buy a Samsung Galaxy phone with mid-range specs for a high-end price just because of a metal frame?"

3. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

rit bro

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6897; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Although they are all using the new Snapdragon 410 CPU. Qualcomm's first 64bit CPU. So I would definitely say the CPU is in the top mid range specs. So for a 4.5" display with 2gb of ram and the new 64bit CPU for $300 is not bad at all.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Exactly, at least wait for the S6 (rumored to have the 810) if you want a highend Galaxy phone

7. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

If the answer of this question is yes so just buy an iPhone

9. sgodsell

Posts: 6897; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

for the 4.5" display with 2gb of ram and a 64bit CPU for a starting price of $300. Now the iPhone is more then double that price. So the real answer is why would you want to spend more than twice as much for the iPhone.

12. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

its like apple, buying an overpriced fashion device with low end features

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

NOT IF IT BENDS.

10. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

4. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

The a7 is not a midranger

5. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

add s3 back design and s2 front design and metal frame and ta-da new design ???

11. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Yes, If a3 will confirm these 4.5" 720p, 2GB RAM, Qualcomm snapdragon 410 with adreno 306 @ $300. A5 is great, but overprice a bit. A7 is to big though.

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