Samsung Galaxy A5 Release Date, Specs: First Photos of Full Metal Phone Out

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 20, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The next Samsung product has been spotted.

Samsung firmware and upcoming hardware tracking website SamMobile has managed to get their hands on pictures of the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F), the first in a line of a new A series of phones.

The Galaxy A5 does resemble the recently launched Galaxy Alpha, a mid-range Samsung phone that is targeted for the more fashion conscious users.

SamMobile had earlier reported that the Galaxy A5 will feature a fully metal chassis, but their inside source claims that it is neither metal or plastic, but a new material that “feels cold in the hand.”

In terms of specs, the Galaxy A5 is expected to have a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a 5 mega-pixel front camera, and a 2,330 mAh battery.

The phone is also expected to have the latest version of TouchWiz that is also featured in the Galaxy Note 4 phablet, and should run Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

 

See an AP tech update below.

Orders for Samsung Note 4 Phone Begin Friday

NEW YORK—Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale.

The Note 4 will be available on Oct. 17. Orders will be taken beginning Friday. It has a screen measuring 5.7 inches diagonally, slightly larger than the 5.5 inches on Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus. The regular iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen.

Unlike the iPhone, Samsung’s Note phones come with a stylus for note taking. The Note runs Google’s Android system and has Samsung-produced extras such as the ability to show multiple apps on the same screen at once.

Samsung also is making the Galaxy Note Edge with a side screen to display weather information, clocks and other information. The company hasn’t provided details about U.S. availability.

 

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.