Following multiple rumors that claimed to shed light on an unannounced Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-A500, images that claim to show the new Galaxy Alpha family member in the wild have leaked.
The SM-A500 bears a bit of a resemblance to the Galaxy Alpha, but apparently the A500 is a bit lower-end. The source of the images said that the phone isn’t made of plastic or metal but some sort of material that “feels cold in the hand.”
The alleged SM-A500 specs list is made up of a mixed bag of features, some of which are better than the Alpha and some of which are lower-end. It’s suggested that the SM-A500 sports a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front cam, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot and a 2330mAh battery.
A second rumor surfaced shortly after this SM-A500 leak that purportedly sheds like on a third Galaxy Alpha unit with the model number SM-A300. This device’s user agent profile has been discovered on Samsung’s website, revealing that it’s got a 960x540 screen resolution. A SamMobile source claims that the SM-A300 is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor.
The Galaxy Alpha family features high-end design, especially in the case of the OG Alpha, and pairs it with mid-range specs. That gives consumers the chance to pick up a device that looks good but should also be affordable. It’s not clear when the SM-A500 and SM-A300 might be announced, but I’m interested in getting a better look at both devices.