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

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



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Another day. Another Galaxy.

4. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Consumers who can't afford high end devices.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

24. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

25. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

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

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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

36. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

48. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 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

19. joee0208

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Your comment made my day LOL

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

26. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Since when samsung made an exciting design to there phones?

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

before 2010...

37. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

By yourself? LoL. Only in 2010? Apple always every year. So sad for sammy. Lmao, iDroid.

41. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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

44. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Lol .

5. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

23. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Iphones also have same d@mn design FYI troll

38. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

29. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

6. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 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..

39. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

45. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

7. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

it look uglier than the blue s5

8. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 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?

10. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014


11. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 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

14. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

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

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