Samsung could bring Galaxy Alpha design to more affordable handsets

Hot on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha statement, it resembles Samsung prepares itself for the launch of another smartphone– the SM-A500.

The SM-A500, in addition to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and two other reported handsets (the SM-A300 and SM-A700) will belong to Samsung’s brand-new A series of smartphones.

Smartphones in Samsung’s A series will certainly share a number of features, such as superior all-metal bodies and much enhanced cams, and will certainly vary from the high-end to the spending plan, with the SM-A500 being the mid-range offering.

Underneath the metal skin

Whilst the other handsets in the A series remain a secret, a recent leak from SamMobile has offered us a glance at the specifications we can anticipate in the Samsung SM-A500.

Apparently it’ll certainly have a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. It’ll have a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB of internal storage and a 2330mAh battery.

The all-metal body will certainly consist of a hybrid slot for inserting both a microSD card and a nanoSIM, though you won’t be able to remove the back to replace the battery.

Camera-wise the SM-A500 is anticipated to have an 8MP worry electronic camera, and a 5MP front-facing one.

What we can take away from the specifications of the SM-A500 is that Samsung looks keen to create a mid-range gadget with a premium feel to take on the lower priced gadgets that are coming from Samsung’s Chinese competitors.

Will a glossy brand-new case and improved cameras be enough to entice clients looking for a low to mid-range smartphone? It looks like we will be finding out soon.