It seems that Samsung is on the verge to discontinue its most breath taking smartphone to date - the Galaxy Alpha. The report comes from Korean publication ET news, which cites sources stating that the announcement will come early.
Apparently, Samsung will discontinue the Galaxy Alpha in favor of the Galaxy A5, which is expected to reach Samsung's home market early next year. The South Korean giant recently launched the Galaxy A5 in China and Taiwan.
The alleged report further says that Samsung will discontinue the production of the device in February next year and it will be phased out permanently once the current inventory of materials is exhausted.
Notably, the report also cites a Samsung insider as saying, "The 'Galaxy Alpha' is being produced currently. We may adjust the production quantity according to market reactions, though. Nothing specific has been determined yet with regard to the January release of the Galaxy A5.
Samsung's decision to axe down the Galaxy Alpha is understandable. It appears that the company launched the Galaxy Alpha just to check consumers' feedback. With the Galaxy A5, Samsung could achieve a lot more, at least, in terms of sales.Plus, the Galaxy A5 shares a similar design and has a spec sheet that matches the Alpha's features. Moreover, the Galaxy A5 is expected to be priced around $360, whereas the current-generation Galaxy Alpha costs $600.
There's no official word from Samsung about the Alpha's discontinuation. As of now, Samsung Galaxy Alpha is available for purchase around the world, including India.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!