Samsung Galaxy (Alpha) A5 and A3 leak in new high-res photos
posted by Chris P. / Oct 05, 2014, 2:19 PM
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.Contrary to earlier information, which described the frame of the
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?
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I dont pick one of them as lon as back cover is plastic...
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 11:10 AM 3
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If it's for removable battery then I would. Galaxy J looks. And Alpha has a great camera too
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 12:00 PM 7
Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 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 Oct 05, 2014, 1:34 PM 0
Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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 Oct 05, 2014, 1:42 PM 3
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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 Oct 06, 2014, 3:55 AM 0
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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 Oct 05, 2014, 11:10 AM 4
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Aluminum IS a metal.
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 11:11 AM 7
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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 Oct 05, 2014, 11:27 AM 0
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Looks like an amalgam of the s2, and s3. Nice retro look.
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 11:35 AM 0
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I don't think there is anything S3 about that look. Unless you mean the button that is.
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 12:35 PM 0
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