EXCLUSIVE: Samsung to introduce the A series soon with design similar to Galaxy Alpha
The Galaxy Alpha has been one of the most important devices to come out of Samsung’s stable recently, mainly due its metallic design and powerful specs inside a not-so-large body. Thanks to our insiders, SamMobile has learned that the Galaxy Alpha is actually the first device in Samsung’s upcoming A series of smartphones that the company is planning to announce in the coming weeks. Three devices will be part of the initial launch, carrying model numbers SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700, and will cover various price points. The SM-A300 will come with a qHD (960×540) display, while the other two will come with HD displays.
The SM-A500 is already listed on Samsung’s mobile site, confirming the HD resolution and the fact that it will run on Android 4.4 KitKat. The design of the three phones will be similar to the Galaxy Alpha, which means they will all have some form of metal in their construction. Also, the A series will feature better front cameras than existing devices – we’re guessing these will have a higher resolution than normal front cameras, like the 3.7-megapixel camera that will debut on the Galaxy Note 4.
All in all, the A series is looking like the reboot we have all been hoping would be coming to Samsung devices, with better specs for the price and a more premium design. Our sources say that the launch of these devices should happen sometime in Q3 this year, though it’s unclear if an announcement will come at IFA next month (it likely won’t, considering the Galaxy Note 4 will take all the limelight at IFA.)