Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Alpha last month. It was the company’s first handset to be made from premium materials, boasting a metal chassis, although the Galaxy Note 4 has since followed that suit. I like the Alpha but it launched in the UK at a crazy price that makes it more expensive on contract than even full blown flagships. Samsung likes the device too and we have reported previously how the company is expanding the Alpha name and creating a whole series behind it.
The next product in the range looks set to be the Galaxy A5, a handset that has previously been rumoured but leaked today. This shot gathered by serial Samsung whistle-blower SamMobile reveals a handset that is almost the spitting image of the Galaxy Alpha. However, this is a different kind of device as it is not made from plastic or metal, but instead a material that “feels cold on the hands”. Does that mean it is made from ice cream? Not sure, but what we do know is the A5 has the model number SM-A500. The mid-range Alpha has not competition in terms of specs because the Galaxy A5 will sport more budget friendly innards, although we are not sure how Samsung will price this handset. The device gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 16GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 2,300mAh battery. No word on launch dates or price, but we will be sure to keep an eye on this handset.