Everything we hear on the Alpha A-series smartphone is null until the official launch is underway. That said, strong rumors suggest it is coming in a few days time and not the original month or longer time period once given by some sources. The A-Series is composed of the Galaxy Alpha A3, A5 and A7, and as mentioned in my previous post about the lower numbers, the A7 is rarely talked about. That’s thought-provoking to say the least since as the numbers are going upward, the specs are getting higher too. We know this since the A5 has better specs than the A3. According to popular web blog Phone Arena, the A3 is a decent mid-ranger without the groundbreaking Snapdragon SoC and other parts for cost-cutting measures.
We showed you official leaks from Android Mexico recently that you can see here. The leak shows the metallic metal border that was first saw come out with the ‘prime’ Galaxy S5 flagship namely the Galaxy Alpha. However, these fresh press renders of the A5 tell a slightly different story. In the picture we see the metal borders are only thin strips towards the outer edge and not encompassing the whole width of the border. In addition, the parts toward the middle of the sides are a darker shade of gray or black, much like the same color we see features throughout the phone. Does this mean it has less metal than the primed S5 Alpha? It’s plausible to think that it will not be exactly the same, and since we know the new series is starting off aiming at the mid-range market it makes sense that it will look cheaper than that of the Alphas style.
Anyhow, the mid-range smartphone is coming with measurements of 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm for the casing, 5.0-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 2 GB of RAM, quad-core Snapdragon 410 CPU, Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box and a 13 MP rear-facing camera.
You should understand that what we see here with the black variety is not indicative of the whole series. The white version may look different on the borders and it’s possible it has the metal finish and not the white coating inside.
We love Android because they make so many varying devices that appeal to a broader range of people. However, are they going too far now and releasing too many phones to keep up with or are you enjoying the additional options to choose from? Let us know what you think in the comments section.
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