The Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 star in this video, might come sans removable battery and rear cover

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 star in this video, might come sans removable battery and rear cover
At this point, it's almost sure that the Galaxy Alpha will donate its name and premium metal-clad build to a completely new Samsung lineup of device spinoffs. Numerous leaks previously indicated that among the first representatives of this series will be the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Alpha A3 (SM-A300X) and Galaxy Alpha A5 (SM-A500F).

The Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 spring chickens already proved that they are not camera-shy at all – just two days ago they exhibited their Galaxy Alpha-inspired design in a bunch of leaked photos, but now we can see the video, from which the aforementioned photos got extracted. In it, we can see the the Galaxy Alpha A3 and A5 compared to the Galaxy Alpha size-wise.

Apart from the ability to eye their exterior once again, the newest round of leaked info suggests that the rear covers of the Galaxy Alpha spinoffs are non-removable, which is not very typical for Samsung. The batteries are tipped to be non-removable as well – another pretty unorthodox Samsung decision.

We are talking rumors here, mind you, so until the device becomes official, we can't say if Sammy has decided to swerve from its usual philosophy. Then again, the Galaxy Alpha was the first Samsung device to employ a more premium metal build in its exterior build, so it won't surprise us if the new Alpha line of devices are discern from the plethora of Samsung smartphones in yet another category and come with non-removable rear cover and battery beneath it.

source: Android Mexico via SlashGear



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5699; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Design looks pretty good IMO Though I still dont like the camera bump and perforated back

3. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Galaxy Alpha-inspired design, not realy

8. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

more Japanese style

12. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Galaxy J had removable back though

13. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I might consider buying this if this is a high end device. Good job on the design Samsung.

14. Moh.Nom

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

None of them (except the original alpha) are a high-end device they come with the snapdragon 410 which uses 1.2×4 64-bit cores and an adreno 306. which makes them lower midrange phones.

2. DrMenschik

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 02, 2013

phYlosophy :D

16. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Ah, thanks!

19. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Well, it's not wrong to write it with (i), actually is the right thing coming from the original greek word

4. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Design looks nice.But i wish samsung can make more higher-end phones with similar full-metal construction

5. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Galaxy Alpha, Note 4, midle sise misses. GS6

6. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

*size missing

7. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Why can't Samsung just come out with ONE model ? Why do they always have to release three or four of a Galaxy model ?

9. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

trying to serve all needs maybe?

20. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Even Apple now offers more than just 1 model each year...

21. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

lol right?

10. Cicero

Posts: 1134; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Wind of change. Replace all Ace, Young, Advance, Mini so on with A line. And drop a little bit the price. You will became the top dog again.

11. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013


15. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Samsung WTF is this?

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I'm sticking with s series..... I want removable I don't like metal back...something like carbon fibre would be better...

18. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

No removable battery? No thanks. Not interested. If backed into a corner, I'll revert to a dumb phone and carry a notebook. John B.

22. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

The design looks good, snapdragon 410 is okay, atleast better than s400. 2GB of RAM is great + 16GB in a mid-range phone, but non removable battery and non removable rear cover is quite bad. And if this a series won't feature Fm radio, It will be very disappointing.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

First Samsung phones with no removable backs. Interesting. I am curious if the GS6 is going full metal unibody or sticking with the Alpha and Note 4 style. I would prefer the Alpha style but I have a feeling the S series is going to be more mainstream rather than tech nerd and the unibody design will win out for it while the Note stays completely versatile with the removable battery.

24. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well this was the cost that had to be made because of the whiny people whining about plastic. I really like their design nonetheless.

25. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

The problem is, the only people whining is the editors of these sites and a few metal fetish readers. Not once have I heard any of my colleagues or friends claim they want a metal phone from Samsung. What gets me is when I try to call out the editors of these sites on this subject, none want to respond. This means that breathing hard over a metal phone is pure hyperbole and and a limited request. Becareful of what you wish for. The industry is trying to groom the consumers rather than the consumers grooming the manufacturers. We are all going to pay for it. We already have to pay dearly for repairs due to increasingly non-removable batteries. These editors are not the tech geeks in comparison of the ones in my generation. Just story tellers to panhandle pretty objects. John B.

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