If you’ve been mulling over getting one of Samsung’s latest metal-clad beauties, you might want to hold off for a bit longer. Insider sources claim that the Korean manufacturer actually has a few other Galaxy Alpha models on the way, possibly making their debut next month or later this year.
The Galaxy Alpha has made quite a stir, not because of hardware specs alone, but also because of the design. Give Samsung plastic fetish, a smartphone with a sturdier and more premium looking metal frame seemed almost like a pipe dream. And yet here we are. That said, the Galaxy Alpha isn’t a bad device either, though not exactly top of the line, which Samsung still reserves for the plastic Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families. A new and powerful Exynos 5430 octa-core, 2 GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel camera, all tucked inside a handy 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display makes for a rather decent offering.
Based on this leak, however, the Galaxy Alpha is true to its “alpha” name, an opening salvo and progenitor to a new “A series” that is believed to bear the same new design. The A300, A500, and A700 have been named as the new models for this line. The SM-A300 is said to bear only a 960×640 qHD display while both the SM-A500 and SM-A700 retain the 720p resolution. So far, only the A500 has been semi-confirmed via the User Agent profile of Samsung’s own website, and it indeed bears a 1280×720 screen though the size is still a mystery.
Not much else is known about these three A smartphones but, according the source, we might not have to wait long to learn more. These Galaxy Alphas, or whatever name they will bear, are set to appear in Q3 this year. If so, there is a chance that they will debut at IFA 2014. But then again, Samsung will hardly take the spotlight away from the Galaxy Note 4 and what could be a new Gear smartwatch, so the most realistic expectation would be a 2014 Q4 announcement.