amsung have received massive criticism of late for their lack of design motivations and non-innovation. Most of all in the wake of excellent design and quality materials from the likes of Nokia and HTC users resist cheap plastic. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is meant to try and stave this, and it appears it may be joined by a whole line up of higher quality premium handsets.
We have yet to see the market reaction to the Galaxy Alpha, but according to SamMobile, Samsung will soon introduce a whole family of Alpha devices. The Alpha devices are outfitted with a more premium feel and high quality materials referred to as “A Line”.
The source close to SamMobile has outlined three new devices at various price points. These devices will all be running Android 4.4 KitKat with model numbers SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700.
Details and specifications of the handsets are sketchy at the moment. The A300 will be an entry level device offering a qHD 960×540 display, while the other two will offer HD resolution. The source did outline a “better” front facing camera, so these maybe more about style and selfies than substance.
The main aim of the Galaxy Alpha is to attract those they may already be using more premium built handsets such as the iPhone. It may become one of the surprise handsets given it’s excellent internals. If the new family can expand on this offering 1080p screens and software than rivals others this could be a huge hit for Samsung.
For fear of distracting from future flagship’s plastic construction we may not see these devices until after the unpacked event to showcase the Galaxy Note 4. That is unless we see a more premium build from Samsung’s ‘phablet’?
Will there be a choice now between a top spec handset with plastic construction and a lower spec handset with mid-range internals? With HTC pushing both areas at a similar price tag to Samsung this may be a mistake.
What do you think about the new Alpha line? Attracted to the metal design? Or would you prefer higher-end specs? Let us know in the comments or on your social network of choice.