Galaxy Alpha tipped to spawn new A-series for Samsung
With the Galaxy Alpha, Samsung finally gave us the metal smartphone we’d been asking for… sort of. Well, it may not be the full-metal-bodied One-esque phone some Samsung fans had been clamoring for, but at least it’s a step in a new direction for the company. But where’s that step going to lead? Back when we were talking about Samsung’s metal phone arriving as the Galaxy F, there was this rumor that we weren’t just looking at one model, but a whole series of devices, all under this F banner. Now we’re hearing that a similar situation may occur with the Galaxy Alpha, as Samsung prepares to introduce a family of similar models.
While the Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s model SM-G850F, sources suggest we’re looking at a shift towards SM-Ax00 numbering for these additional models, which would form this new Galaxy A-series. Specifically, we could be looking at models SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700. We don’t have a lot of hardware info just yet, but supposedly the A300 would be a qHD model, with the A500 and A700 having HD displays – and a User Agent Profile for the A500 sure seems to confirm a 720p resolution.
Besides this new design -all these A-series phones would reportedly keep the Alpha’s basic look- Samsung may seek to differentiate this lineup by giving the phones high-than-usual-quality front-facing cameras. We’ve seen a trend of OEMs delivering “selfie” phones lately, and Samsung may not want to be left out.
Samsung’s Unpacked event next week may be just a little too soon for any of these models to launch, but sometime later in September could be possible; we’re told a Q3 date is still in the running.