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Samsung to launch Galaxy Alpha series

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014.

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Galaxy Alpha
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Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Alpha, the company's first smartphone made from premium materials. Of course, when we say premium we mean metal, but either way the Alpha stands as a one of a kind in Samsung's range. Not for long though as some device codenames point to a new series being built around the Alpha.

The new Alpha series will at first consist of three devices, those have the product numbers of SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700. These handsets will cover various price points and we presume will also offer the Alpha brand in different screen sizes too. While some of these smartphone seems to have a few flagship specs, it looks as though Samsung wants to keep this range a step below flagship.

The SM-A500 has already appeared on Samsung's website and has a Full HD screen and runs Android 4.4.4. Samsung does not want to confuse this new line with its Galaxy S flagship range, so while the build is premium the specs will always be a little watered down. In that respect, it is probably better to think of the Galaxy Alpha range as a new mid-range series from the Korean company.

The first Galaxy Alpha launched this month and will start rolling out across the globe over the first few weeks of September. It features a metal chassis that is visible along the flat edges, while the rear plate is Samsung's faux leather plastic. The specs are solid but unspectacular, offering a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 720p viewing panel, 12 megapixel rear camera, 32 GB of on board storage (non-expandable) and an Exynos 5 Octa 5430 with 2GB of RAM.

As you may remember, the Galaxy Alpha was the subject of a circus of rumours, leaks, and speculation. With a new series on the horizon it looks as though the games are beginning again.

source: AndroidGuys

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