Samsung could launch new 'A' series of smartphones

According to a source close to SamMobile, Samsung will soon introduce a family of devices with the A design similar to the Galaxy Alpha.

Like the Galaxy Alpha, a rumored "A" line of Samsung smartphones could feature metal designs. Samsung

Get ready for more talk of premium Samsung smartphones.

According to a SamMobile tipster, the handset maker is slated to introduce no less than three devices in the third quarter. What's more, this new "A" line will feature the same design principles found in the Galaxy Alpha.

Reportedly, Samsung will launch a trio of phones that run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature metal components in their cases. Bearing the model numbers of SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700, the threesome should hit multiple price ranges.

In terms of specifications, we know very little about the A series of smartphones. The A300 is purported to offer a qHD (960x540) display while the others could pack HD displays. It's not clear if these are 720p or 1080p screens however we might not be surprised to get one of each. Other than this, the only detail shared by the blog is that of "better" front-facing cameras.

Given that Samsung's Unpacked event next week figures to be all about the Galaxy Note 4, we may look for the device maker to introduce the A family at a later date. A last-minute rumor making the rounds suggests the forthcoming phablet could feature some of that metal goodness that's so popular as of late.

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