Samsung to discontinue Galaxy Alpha in February 2015


According to an industry insider, Samsung will cease production of the Galaxy Alpha as soon as existing inventory of its materials run out. ET News reports that the reasoning behind this decision is partly due to the Terminal Distribution Structure Improvement Act recently passed in South Korea, which has resulted in more consumers favouring budget-friendly smartphones.

“The Galaxy Alpha will be produced until the materials currently in inventory are used up. Its production will end by early February next year.” – Anonymous industry insider.

It’s believed that Samsung is now turning its attention towards its much-anticipated and eagerly awaited A-series. The Galaxy A5 promotes a similar design to the Alpha, but its toned-down specs allow it to be a little bit more affordable with its 400,000 won ($360) price tag.

For those in need of a refresher on its exact specifications, the A5 sports a 5-inch 720p AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 306 GPU, 16GB of expandable internal memory, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2,300mAh non-removable battery — which is very similar to the hardware offered by the Galaxy Alpha.

Samsung hasn’t yet issued a statement on the matter, so for now it’s best to take this report with a grain of salt, but if production is expected to come to a close by as early as February, 2015, it shouldn’t be too much longer until the company speaks out.

Source: ET News

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