Samsung Galaxy Alpha production to end in January

Samsung logoSamsung is discontinuing a metal-clad smartphone it launched in August, according to a report. The Galaxy Alpha will apparently cease production soon after the Galaxy A5 goes on sale in its home country of South Korea, expected to take place in late January, and will form part of the company's ongoing reorganization of its smartphone arm.

According to sources of ET News, the mid-ranged Galaxy A5 will launch in South Korea between mid-January and early February for around 400,000 won ($365), following its launch in China and Taiwan earlier this month. While it will replace the similar-specification Galaxy Alpha, it is claimed production will continue until the inventory of materials for the device have been exhausted, something the source claims will occur in early February.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Galaxy A5 has a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of expandable storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with 5-megapixel front version, and a 2,300mAh battery, all behind a five-inch 720p Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy Alpha has a lower-resolution 2.1-megapixel front camera, a fingerprint scanner, 32GB of storage without microSD expansion, and an octa-core processor, but the rest of the specifications remain largely similar to the A5.

Samsung may also be planning an extra device in the A-range alongside the Galaxy A5 and the smaller A3, one which surfaced earlier this month. SamMobile claims the Galaxy A7 will have a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel front and rear cameras, and a 2,500mAh battery. It is likely Samsung will formally announce the A7 in January at the same time as when the A5 goes on sale.

Source: Electronista

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