Exclusive: Samsung SM-A500 to have full metal body, specs detailed

We recently revealed Samsung’s plans to launch three new devices in its new A series of smartphones following the Galaxy Alpha, along with some info on one of those devices, carrying model number SM-A500. The SM-A500 will be the next phone to launch in the lineup, and today, we’ve got detailed information on the device’s hardware. The most interesting thing we’ve learned from our source is that the SM-A500 will have a full metal body, without a removable back cover. If true, this means the phone won’t have the new faux leather back that Samsung has been using on most of its recent devices, and hence might feel more premium than even the Galaxy Alpha despite its mid-range specs.

Talking of specs, the SM-A500 will have a 5-inch HD (1280×720) Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear and front-facing cameras, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2,330 mAh battery. Unlike the Galaxy Alpha, the SM-A500 will have a microSD slot – the phone will feature a hybrid slot in which both a microSD card and a nano SIM can be inserted. Also, the phone won’t have fingerprint and heart rate sensors nor will it be water and dust-resistant, though it will feature the Ultra Power Saving Mode option that debuted on the Galaxy S5.

The SM-A500 specs reiterate the fact that Samsung is finally putting attractive hardware in mid-range devices, a move that has been made necessary by the onslaught of feature-packed low-cost Chinese smartphones. Samsung is also going a step further by finally using metal to offer a more premium feel, though it remains to be seen if a metallic back will offer the same ergonomic grip as the faux leather material the company uses nowadays.

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Gaurav kharbanda
2 years 7 months ago

I want samsung to make premium looking mobile
I want samsung to build another s3 but with metal body and removal battery and d specs should be
as follows:
4.5-5.0 inche 720 p or 1080 p screen
latest corning gorilla glass
dual sim
4g compatible with lte band 40 that has been made specially for india
snapdragon 410 or 615 or latest mid range fast 64 bit quad core processor with latest android L
2gb of ram
expandable microsd slot upto 128 gb
battery should be upto 3000 mah
otg support
usb 3.0
and should cost around 20k-30k in india.
The name of mobile can be samsung galaxy s3 or s5 ultra or plus or neo lte whatever d name be specs should be like above mentioned.

2 years 7 months ago

put the full body metal design on S5 specs then it’s a killer!

2 years 7 months ago

I can’t use the site with Firefox, I have to use Chrome.

2 years 7 months ago

By the way this sammobile site is really hard to log in. Would you like to fix it?

2 years 7 months ago

We will with our new website design :)

2 years 7 months ago

Woa good news, login drops out all the time :D Keep it simple like this, love the look :)

2 years 7 months ago

So A300 is 4.3 inch metal phone? If so, it’s my next phone. Haha

2 years 7 months ago

Just stick with removable rear-cover thanks!

2 years 7 months ago

i love alpha brand. Full metal is a must have. Please samsung improve the brand with better hardware, water resistant, full HD, etc. Alpha brand is PERFECT brand. So samsung compete with xioami, meizu, and chinese manufacturers.

2 years 7 months ago

A full metal body to give it a premium build, but a 5″ 720p screen and a Snapdragon 400 making it a low-mid end spec phone. So will this be priced to compete for the mid-range market or will Samsung charge a premium price for the full metal casing, knowing Samsung it will probably be the latter.