The Galaxy Alpha is just over a month old, but it looks like Samsung is already gearing up to expand its newest smartphone family. Photos of an alleged Galaxy A5 leaked out on Friday just in time to challenge the iPhone 6, boasting a 5-inch screen and a fake metal design.
According to an inside source speaking to SamMobile, the Galaxy A5 doesn’t actually feature any metal in its design and instead uses some mysterious non-plastic material that “feels cold” to the touch but won’t cost as much to produce. Weird. Overall, the phone looks alright, but lacks the flair and attention to detail we saw with the original Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Note 4. Really it looks more like a 5-inch iPhone 5 than anything else.
Don’t expect cutting edge specs from the Galaxy A5. Just like the Galaxy Alpha it looks like this could be another mid-range device, offering a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, a 2330mAh battery, 16GB of storage with microSD support, a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Those aren’t horrible specs, but they don’t compete with the latest Android flagships.
There’s no word on how much the Galaxy A5 will cost or when it could hit the market, but we’re not expecting a big event for this one. It’s possible Samsung could be planning to sneak another phone into stores ahead of the holiday shopping season, but for now there’s no way to be sure.