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Samsung could replace Galaxy Alpha lineup with cheaper A Series handsets

Galaxy Alpha - Gorilla Glass 4

According to rumors emerging out of the Korean media, Samsung could be looking to scrap the Galaxy Alpha series of metal smartphones in favor of the new and cheaper midrange Galaxy A series of devices. It was widely believed that the Galaxy A handsets are nothing but remodeled and budget ranged Galaxy Alpha devices.

It is said that the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 will be the smartphones to replace the Galaxy Alpha with a launch expected to commence next month in the company’s home region of South Korea. The handset is also expected to launch in other global markets subsequently. The Galaxy A7 will also serve under the Galaxy A series, thus satisfying the budget and the midrange market segment respectively.

This report is well in line with word about Samsung cutting down on midrange smartphones in 2015, although we expect to see more handsets in the Galaxy A series next year. This means the Galaxy Alpha is a reference design for the freshly announced Galaxy A3, A5 and the yet to be launched Galaxy A7.

Source: ET News

Via: The Verge