The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be taking up headlines today, but nothing can stop Samsung from releasing new phones. SamMobile reports that a variant of the new Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A5, will be the second in the lineup of new “premium-ish” smartphones from the Korean company.
The Galaxy Alpha series was meant to showcase Samsung’s new design approach for smartphones. We had high hopes for this family of devices because the Alpha felt so premium compared to the rest of the Samsung smartphone family. The leaked Galaxy A5 will not sport a full-metal body like its Alpha counterpart, though it will be outfitted in a material that feels “cold in the hand,” according to SamMobile’s sources. The downgrade from metal may be to cut costs, as this is a mid-range phone.
Inside, the Galaxy A5 may feature a 5-inch HD (720p) Super AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, 2330 mAh battery pack, 16GB of storage, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and an updated version of TouchWiz. It may be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, too, which is used in a plethora of mid-range Android devices. At least it looks good.
There’s no word on when the device will launch, or whether it will come to the U.S.