Samsung's all-metal SM-A500 expected to come with the TouchWiz UI version seen on the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung's all-metal SM-A500 expected to come with the TouchWiz UI version seen on the Galaxy Note 4
The unannounced Samsung SM-A500 is shaping up to be a very interesting handset. Earlier this month, we reported that this could be Samsung’s first Galaxy to sport a full metal body - unlike the Galaxy Alpha (seen on the left) and Galaxy Note 4, which have metal frames while the rest is mostly plastic.

Today we have new info which suggests that Samsung is actively working to bring the SM-A500 to market. According to SamMobile, Samsung is making a few changes to the SM-A500’s hardware and software before releasing it. Reportedly, the handset could have the same new TouchWiz interface seen on the Galaxy Note 4 (this, of course, isn’t too different from the UI of the older Note 3). It’s said that newer SM-A500 prototypes feature 13 MP rear cameras, instead of the 8 MP snappers of older models.

The SM-A500 should also feature a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a Snapdragon 400 processor (though previous rumors indicated the presence of a 64-bit Snapdragon 410), 5 MP front-facing camera, expandable internal memory, and a 2330 mAh battery. Hopefully, more details about the smartphone will be unveiled soon.

source: Sam Mobile

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58 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Can't wait to see it. Kudos Sammy :)

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Wait, so an Android fanboy wants a galaxy with no removable battery? LOL! Welcome to 2007 Sammy!

11. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Lol, the thing is, there are choices to get Android phones with or without removable battery, with a small or big screen, with a plastic, metal or hybrid body etc. At least Apple is finally catching up on the screen sizes, finally.

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If you choice is an iPhone with an all aluminum premium body, you don't need any other choices.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apples new lineup, is pretty sweet.

20. huhblub

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

sound more like a jackass you are..lack of a brain to boot..darkjackass

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I guess that's supposed to hurt my feelings? You called me a name over the internet boohoo.

45. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Are you kidding? You sat there and paraded around over multiple articles on "the Internet" repeatedly telling us how you were gonna camp out and buy the next iPhone. Mongering for attention over the Internet is just as bad.

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Doesn't really matter. If this doesn't fit your needs you have so many options to choose from Samsung.

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

Full metal body doesn't necessarily equal no removable battery. Nice try though.

36. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yes it does equal no removable battery on such thin devises. Or at least clumsy removable back. And there is not such thing as Full Metal Body on the smartphones. Nice try though.

38. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC One M8. Nice try though.

46. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Nope. M8 does not have a 'Full Metal Body'. It is made out of 90% metal (as claimed by HTC). A full metal body will leave the phone with absolutely no signal. That's why even with 90% metal built HTC M8 suffers from poor signal reception. Metal maybe attractive but is less practical.

50. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You are quite the person to take this 100% literally.

53. g2a5b0e unregistered

Thanks, Smurf. I clearly didn't mean a phone made 100% out of metal by full metal body & my point still stands, Sailor Man. It can & has been done.

54. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

it said nothing about non-removable battery

33. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Isn't galaxy j fully made of metal already...

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I like the all metal design of the Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha. This is not the innovation that can make mobile technology more desirable, but its a start

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The note 4 doesn't have all metal design, it has a metal frame.

4. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'm liking dat.

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'll name him the.... Full Metal Alche.... I mean Galaxy S

55. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Full Metal Galaxy S, brotherhood

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I like the idea of a metal Samsung but wish they would have went hard on the specs versus the middle of the road specs being projected. I hope they are wrong.

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's a test run to perfect the manufacturing process. Imagine if the GS6 was all metal and it had antenna gate or those ugly white lines like on the new iPhones. They would ruin the Galaxy brand.

10. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm more interested in them getting rid of Touchwiz or at the very least converting the Touchwiz features into apps so they can be deleted.

22. mcaleer1

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Think of touchwiz like a big luxury car. You can throw a big ass motor in it but it will never haul ass. But do you really care if its not the fastest thing on the road when it packs everything but the kitchen sink?

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

TouchWiz + Snapdragon 400 = Lag-fest...

15. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

That picture looks exactly like the Iphone 4.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Strong resemblance.

21. huhblub

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

like an iDiot or *cough*genius..dont know remember how the icrap looked like you icrap??which really stole looks from lg...but who cares about the truth.

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