Samsung releases so many phones a year it is kind of hard to keep track sometimes, their naming philosophy doesn’t exactly help either. We’ve seen something non-characteristic for Samsung recently, they introduced a Galaxy Alpha device last month which has premium built materials, at least to some extent. Not long after that a report came in claiming that Samsung plans to introduce a whole new series of metal-made smartphones based after Galaxy Alpha. It seems like one of those devices popped up on GFXBench.
According to benchmarks, this is the SM-A500 model and according to benchmarks it will sport a Snapdragon 401 processor, which is a 64-bit chip by Qualcomm, a successor to widely popular Snapdragon 400. 2GB of RAM are expected as well as 8GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD card (which is interesting, because Galaxy Alpha came with a fixed storage capacity). 12-megapixel rear-facing camera will be device’s main camera according to GFXBench while a 4.7-megapixel shooter will be located at the front of the device. It could turn out this is the 5-megapixel shooter in the end, 4.7-megapixel simply doesn’t add up, who knows. Adreno 306 GPU will be in there to take care of graphics performance and the device will sport a 4.8-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, probably a Super AMOLED panel. Android 4.4.4 KitKat seems to be the OS of choice, though Android “L” will surely find its way to this handset in order to take advantage of that 64-bit processor inside, if not at launch then in form of a firmware update. The device itself will probably resemble Galaxy Alpha though nothing is confirmed just yet of course.
No word on the launch date or anything of the sort, though I doubt we’ll see this unveiled tomorrow at Samsung’s “Unpacked” event. Who knows though, maybe Samsung surprise us all and actually launch this next to the Galaxy Note 4, though as I said, don’t hold your breath. I’m sure we’ll see more leaks as the launch date approaches, so stay tuned, as soon as we find out more information so will you.