Three brand new Samsung smartphones have been making waves across the web this week, after Samsung confirmed that more smartphones would be released in an effort to combat loss of profits this year.
The three new phones were all leaked online recently, and all brandish the Galaxy Alpha moniker, which was only kicked off a few months ago with the original Galaxy Alpha.
But whilst that handset was a flagship offering tasked with tackling the iPhone 6, these three handsets are targeting a more cash-strapped crowd.
The first handset is the Galaxy Alpha A3, which boasts the smallest display which measures up at 4.5”.
It boasts a Snapdragon 410 chipset, which confirms its mid-range market, as well as a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage.
It’s unknown as of yet whether the A3 will offer memory card support, but if it takes from its flagship cousin, it’s unlikely to boast any card slot.
On the camera front the A3 houses an 8 megapixel rear based effort, whilst a 5 megapixel lens takes its place above the front display.
The second device Samsung is touting soon is the Galaxy Alpha A5, which boasts a slightly larger 5” display, which offers 720p resolution over the non-HD A3.
The internal specs stay the same however, with the chipset, processor and storage being ported straight between the handsets.
There is a change on the camera side of the handset however, with the 8 megapixel effort from the A3 upping to 12 megapixels on the A5, whilst the front lens stays the same.
Both the A3 and A5 were subject to a video leak this week as well, showing off both handsets side by side.
The final smartphone set to be unveiled by Samsung in the near future is the Galaxy Alpha A7, which is the biggest of the three phones, with a 5.5” display.
The internal specs of the device are unknown, as no such details have been made public yet, but it could well feature the same internal components of the other two devices.
In fact, the only information we have on the A7 is that it will offer dual-sim support, something which isn’t the most popular feature here in the UK, whilst being much more common abroad.
All three handsets will sport the same design however, taking heavily from the original Galaxy Alpha, which itself features a metallic trim.
Their bezels won’t be quite as thin as the Alpha’s, which keep it in tow with its mid-range market, whilst the faux leather back surface will likely keep its place.
In terms of pricing, the A3 will be costing approximately £250, the A5 £280 and the A7 being the most expensive at £310, all of which are sim-free.
There’s no news on a possible release date, but it would come as little surprise to see Samsung squeeze these three devices out in time for Christmas in an effort to boost sales.
But with the release of the Galaxy Note 4 also taking a front seat this month, all three could be pushed back until next year as well.
Written by Luke Hatfield