Samsung is to extend the high-end Galaxy Alpha's premium build quality to more affordable handsets, reports suggest, with specs for the next handset in the range to drop leaking online already.
Sam Mobile has unearthed evidence for three additions to the Galaxy Alpha range, which will feature a similar de-luxe metal-build to the first edition in the series that’s just gone on sale in the UK.
According to the Samsung-fixated sorts at the site, all three handsets (codenamed SM-A300, SM-A500 and SM-A700) purportedly cleave to a similar design but will feature slightly different spec sheets.
Although Sam Mobile doesn’t say as much, that suggests to us that Samsung will adopt the same ‘throw-multiple-variants-at-the-market-and-see-what-sticks’ approach to the Alpha range as it has with the generic Galaxy line.
Of the three kits coming our way, the next in line to land is codenamed the SM-A300. And leaked specs give us a pretty good idea of what to expect when it tips up in Q3.
Along with a 4.8-inch x 540p display that’s broadly in line with debut Alpha-branded phone, it packs a pretty paltry sounding 5GB of storage and a seven-megapixel rear camera.
Elsewhere, there’s a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a five-megapixel front-facer and 1080p HD video recording.
Samsung's adoption of metal materials in its handsets comes after its top-end phones came in for heavy criticism for 'cheap-feeling' plastic shells that belied their high price points.