Dec 29 AT 9:01 AM Nick Sarafolean 1 Comment

Samsung rumored to cut Galaxy Alpha, replace it with Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung’s metal-trimmed Galaxy Alpha launched to a fair amount of hype, but it appears that the company is now looking to trim its line-up, and the Galaxy Alpha will be the first to go. A report from ET News in Korea states that Samsung will discontinue the Galaxy Alpha as soon as its current inventory runs out. Its metal-clad cousin, the Galaxy A5, will take its place as Samsung’s flagship for the mid-range Android market.

Samsung’s Galaxy A5 is priced at $360 USD and has been released in China and Taiwan. The specs, while mid-range, are surprisingly good for such a low-priced device. They include a 5-inch Super AMOLED 720p dislay, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and a 13-megapixel camera. The Galaxy A5, while similar to the Galaxy Alpha, allows Samsung to produce a high-quality metal device at a price point that allows it to grab plenty of buyers in the mid-range market. Samsung is said to launch the Galaxy A5 in South Korea during January or February.

Via: The Verge

Source: ET News

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  • steve

    Samsung definitely makes too many phones. htc problems of the past and sony with the problems of today, are all because company’s have invested too much into too many phones. All a company needs, is one flagship a year, with 3 different models of size. A phablet, regular and mini. A phone for mid range price and a phone of low cost. That’s it, 5 different models a year. That way, company’s aren’t spending a fortune in updating and the whole cost in making phones in general.