Samsung to Halt Galaxy Alpha Production; to Focus on Galaxy A5

December 30, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The recently launched Galaxy Alpha smartphones may soon be hitting the dust.

The South Korean manufacturer will be easing out the production of the rig as soon as the raw materials run out and will be shifting focus to the new smartphone Galaxy A5, which is to debut in January.

Launched in August, Galaxy Alpha was bragged as the device that brought in a facelift to the habitual design outlook of Samsung. With a thickness of 6.7 mm, it was also one of the slimmest from the house of Samsung.


However the device is now set for demise due to the enactment of the Terminal Distribution Structure Improvement Act in South Korea, which has forced Samsung to lower its prices.

While reports are that Samsung will be bringing down the shutters for Galaxy Alpha regardless of the Galaxy A5 release, some reports claim that efforts are on for varying the production numbers of Galaxy Alpha as per the market reactions.

The Galaxy A5 smartphone has been introduced in China and Taiwan and is to be making its debut globally in the coming month.

The mid-range specs of the smartphone makes it placed below the Galaxy Alpha. Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5 inch 720p Super AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 13MP rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter, 2300 mAh battery are some of the specs to be packed along the new smartphone.

Galaxy A5 would be made available at a cheaper cost across the markets. Though the global price list has not been yet revealed by Samsung, the newbie has been reported to be priced at KRW 400,000.

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