Report: Samsung to introduce premium-look midrange Galaxy A5

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 19 Sep 2014

The ione 6 6 us 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 pha series was meant to showcase Samsung’s new design approach for smartphones. had high hopes for this family of devices because the pha 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 pha counterpart, though it will be outfitted in a material that feels “cold in the h,” according to SamMobile’s sources. The downgrade from metal may be to cut costs, as this is a mid-range phone.

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The backside of the Galaxy A5 looks very similiar to the original Galaxy pha.

Inside, the Galaxy A5 may feature a 5-inch HD (720p) Super AMOD display, 13-megapixel camera, 2330 mAh battery pack, 16GB of storage, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, an updated version of Touchz. 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.

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The Galaxy A5 will have a variant of Touchz.

There’s no word on when the device will launch, or whether it will come to the U.S.