Samsung SM-A500 with all-metal body, mid-range specs coming soon?

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

You may’ve heard that the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Alpha is just a start, and that going forward we’ll see a number of different devices from the A series. These Alpha devices will all be made out of metal, offering a premium look and feel to its owners.

One of those (upcoming) phones will be marked as SM-A500, according to SamMobile. Their sources suggest this will be a mid-range product with specs that include a 5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED screen, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 16GB of expandable storage and a 2,330 mAh batery. In addition, users will get a solid pair of cameras, 8MP on the back and 5MP front-facing one.

Alas, the back cover will be stuck in place; that all-metal body comes with a caveat, apparently. Then again, you’ll get an HTC-like phone that simply feels premium despite not having top-end specs.

So no – there won’t be a fingerprint reader and heart rate senor in the SM-A500, nor it will be water- and dust-resistant. You will, however, get Sammy’s Ultra Power Saving Mode option.

Samsung is obviously looking to further differentiate its offering from a number of low-cost brands coming from China. And with all-metal phone design, they definitely stand a chance to compete. We’ve no idea when the SM-A500 will launch, though…

  • The Calm Critic

    “with specs that include a 5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED screen, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 16GB of expandable storage and a 2,330 mAh batery.”

    It’s a Galaxy Grand 2 refresh with a SMALLER batt… oh ok wrapped in a full metal chassis this time so go figure. After Vibe Z2’s debut, this seems woefully a stopgap and not much else.

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