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

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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43 Comments

1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

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

14. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

19. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

it can be metal and removable at the same time.

22. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Any example??

23. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

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

24. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

26. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Prone to permanent deformations and heavier than plastic

27. nohatenofanboy

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 ?

28. shuaibhere

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...

30. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I'll say 'hell yeah' :)

29. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Aluminium is not a heavy metal.

43. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 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)

32. zhiae unregistered

htc sensation xe sensation xl

36. willard12 unregistered

HT HD2

2. twens

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 25, 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

3. jeibal02

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Aluminum IS a metal.

5. alouden unregistered

You beat me to it...

20. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

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

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.

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Looks like a Xiaomi MI4.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What can I say. Looks like a Samsung device.

8. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 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.

16. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Specs are excellent for people who want a midranger

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

9. Saioofi

Posts: 327; Member since: May 23, 2014

Looks like PA ran out of news

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

34. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's all good yo. No worries.

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