Samsung officially announced its mid-range, all metal Galaxy Alpha smartphone in August last year, however the device may soon be discontinued after just a few short months on sale according to new rumors coming from inside the industry.
Apparently, the sudden shift away from the Galaxy Alpha will allow Samsung to focus on more affordable devices. Despite the Alpha’s improved build quality, sales weren’t all that great, according to ET News. While the Alpha may be going away, Samsung will be launching the Galaxy A5, which will feature similar specifications and a metal build.
The Galaxy A5 will also feature a 5 inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera and a Snapdragon 410 CPU. The specifications are comparable to what was found inside of the Galaxy Alpha.
Samsung isn’t only focusing on the low end though, the Galaxy S6 is rumored to make an appearance at CES and may very well launch during Q1 of this year.
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KitGuru Says: It isn’t confirmed that the Galaxy Alpha will be discontinued just yet but it would make sense if the sales aren’t up to scratch. Either way, Samsung should bounce back soon if it has innovated enough with the Galaxy S6 flagship.