For me, the Galaxy Alpha is one of the most confusing releases of late – even for a Samsung phone. See, it plugs the gap – if you can call it a gap – between the S5 mini and the flagship Galaxy S5, and looks to stand out with a dash of – shock horror – metal on the side. Er, just what everyone was… hoping for?
Confusinger still, we’re told the Galaxy Alpha is merely the first in an imminent wave of phones, with Samsung tipped to birth as many as three “Galaxy A” handsets this very quarter. Wow.
SamMobile’s insiders tell us to expect an SM-A300, SM-A500 and SM-A700, covering a range of price points. The higher the number, the better the specs.
Not a great deal is known about the internals, but the SM-A300 is supposedly qHD (960 x 540), while the other two “will come with HD displays”. Not QHD; not Full HD, but 720p HD – that’s certainly the case on the SM-A500, at least.
Having a design “similar to the Galaxy Alpha” almost certainly means the Galaxy A trio will have metal sides, and in addition we’re promised “better front cameras than existing devices”.
The Galaxy A range could debut at IFA 2014 next week, but we’re thinking Samsung will focus on the Galaxy Note 4 before unveiling the new range.
There's been plenty of big talk about the Galaxy Alpha, once hailed as an iPhone killer, but unless these things are priced incredibly competitively, I can't see them being any more impactful than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Core. The Samsung Galaxy What? Exactly.