Samsung SM-A500 specs leaked - is this a slightly larger Galaxy Alpha variant?

Samsung SM-A500 specs leaked - is this a slightly larger Galaxy Alpha variant?
Last week, we told you that Samsung would release more metal-made Android smartphones following the introduction of the Galaxy Alpha. These smartphones should be part of a new A-series, initially including the following models: SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700.

The SM-A500 recently appeared in GFXBench’s benchmark database, this allowing us to check out most of its alleged specs. Like the Galaxy Alpha, the SM-A500 sports a 720 x 1280 pixels display, though it’s a 4.8-inch panel, not a 4.7-inch one. It seems that the SM-A500 is powered by a quad-core, 64-bit-capable Snapdragon 410 processor - certainly not the most powerful chipset among Qualcomm’s latest offerings. Other features reportedly include a 4.7 MP (?) front-facing camera, 12 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. The new handset currently runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but we guess Android L will be on board eventually (to make use of that 64-bit processor).

While there aren’t any photos to show the Samsung SM-A500, we wouldn’t be surprised if this looked pretty much like the Galaxy Alpha (pictured above). We’ll brig more on this as soon as new, relevant info arrives.


source: GFXBench via GalaxyClub (translated)

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45 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What is Samsung doing....

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

More devices.

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

being Samsung of course

34. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

In other words, selling more than twice as many smartphones as anyone else.

6. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

could be their selfie phone lol

11. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

variants of alpha. alpha zoom, alpha neo , alpha grand....

17. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Doing what they do best. Releasing new devices everyday like hot cakes. lol

26. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is horrific should not be announced or specs shown at all. boost the specs and then sell to me

3. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

The hell.....?

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

ARMv7? 410 = ARMv8 due to A53.

37. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I was saying this because it doesn't make much sense to me why they would release a 2nd variant of this device. I love the build, but the whole thing seems redundant to me.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why??? Why can't Samsung just release a few decent phones per year?...

12. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung always release decent phones per year(The S and Note series proves that), but it's only high end. The problem is they never release a decent low and mid range phones.

16. nebsif

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

While I generally love their flagships, sadly way too many clueless people buy the overpriced midrange dung (

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Mini (4.5") and Samsung Galaxy Alpha Active (same 4.7" size) in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned :)

9. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

LOL!!!

8. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If they just made the move to onscreen nav keys, I'd bite. I hate that home button.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's actually the reason why I always come back to Galaxy phones.

15. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Agreed. I enjoyed the home key on my iPhone and the only reason I used a Galaxy phone was for that reason. I use the onscreen keys on my Moto X and I always feel like I am missing something.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The on screen keys on the M8 bothered me, especially when scrolling down a page and accidentally launching Google Now.

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

same here... on screen keys are prone to accidental touch.... I also dont like how they eat up the precious screen, we can minimize but thats an irritating solution

40. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

On screen buttons are the worst possible thing one can love! How many weird people are in this world really?

38. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Onscreen keys waste almost 10% of the screen size, ignorant.

43. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Physical keys waste 10% of screen to body ratio. Narrow minded.

44. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

And how much screen real estate on screen buttons waste, Muppet?

45. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

None when it counts. They disappear when watching movies or playing games. Does it matter any other time? Not in my experience. Just imgaine if they had gotten rid of the black HTC bar on the HTC M7 or M8.

10. Luckiee

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

really, no NFC?

19. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It's so awesome that Samsung is releasing all of these new metal phones! But nothing in the US. So maybe it isn't so awesome. I guess "f-you Samsung" is in order.

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Likely there is a very high agreement that Samsung cannot release any "metal" phones within some months of an iPhone release.

20. NationGuettaTR

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Doesn't suprised. Samsung loves to squeeze every model. S3, S3 Mini, S3 Vault Edition, S3 Neo, S4, S4 Black Edition, S4 LTE-A,S4 Mini,S4 Zoom,S4 Active,S5, S5 mini, S5 sport, S5 LTE-A etc. Bunch of useless phones.

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