Samsung is planning to halt the production of the Galaxy Alpha, the company’s first metal-clad smartphone, ETNews reports. The South Korean giant’s move to discontinue the production of the Galaxy Alpha is being made in favor of selling comparatively affordable handsets, the report adds. The company has plans to launch the metal-clad Galaxy A5 smartphone in South Korea early next year. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmed
The report further notes that the company has recalled the Galaxy A5 units from China, where it was launched recently. This is to ensure there is enough stock available for when it launches the smartphone in its home country. According to the report, the company will stop producing the Galaxy Alpha once the current inventory is exhausted. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy A5 alongside the Galaxy A3 back in October this year. The smartphone features a 5-inch HD AMOLED (1280×720 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Also included is 16GB internal storage, microSD card support, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 2,300mAh battery. On the software front, it runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
The Galaxy A5 is priced at CNY 2599 in China, which roughly translates to Rs 26,000. In comparison, the Galaxy Alpha was launched in India for Rs 39,990.
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