Samsung Galaxy A5 pictured, looks a bit like an iPhone 5s

Samsung Galaxy A5 pictured, looks a bit like an iPhone 5sThe Samsung Galaxy Alpha has proved to be one of the most divisive phones of late, with some claiming it’s the dawn of a new era for the South Koreans, while others wonder why it even exists.

Samsung is charging ahead regardless, as the Alpha marks – as reported – the first in a series of phones, and here we’re getting a closer look at the iPhone 5s. Sorry! The Samsung Galaxy A5.

The pictures come from SamMobile, and while the design is plain for all to see, there’s a big question mark over the choice of material.

See, the Samsung Galaxy A5 was previously rumoured as an all-metal phone, a significant step up from the Galaxy Alpha, which merely had a metal trim.

That would normally imply a premium phone, perhaps something akin to the HTC One (M8), but we’re told the Samsung Galaxy A5 will be an emphatically midrange effort. Zuh?

Cranking the confusion lever further, the sources here say the Samsung Galaxy A5 isn’t made of plastic or metal, but something that’s “cold in the hand”. It’s suggested that we might be looking at a material with a premium feel but more affordable production cost.

In any case (pun intended), rumoured Samsung Galaxy A5 specs include a 5in “HD” display (I’m guessing 720p), Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter, 2,330mAh battery, and 16GB of expandable storage.

There’s no mention of a Samsung Galaxy A5 launch or release date, but we’ll relay words as soon as they materialise.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 20, 2014 at 20:24

I don't see how that looks like an iPhone anymore than any touchscreen device.
But what I do say is this: unless Samsung change their 'design language' very radically, their Alpha series will cost them dearly.
It's fantastic how the tech-bloggery tries to avoid discussing the ginormous losses just posted by Sony. And when Samsung's Galaxy S5 performed poorly (I believe so - you can buy an unused 'unwanted upgrade' SGS5 here in Ireland for €350), I don't wanna see sales for these Alphas or the Galaxy K or or or...
Google haven't just launched their budget range for no reason. I think they know the bubble has burst. 20,000 unique Android-running device models. Really? What could go wrong? And people criticise the 'Lumia flood'... LOL

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