Besides the 2015 flagship smartphone, Galaxy S6, Samsung is also reportedly working on a phablet code-named SM-G430.
A technology blog, It168.com, has got hold of a snapshot of Samsung's phone frame, understood to be of the rumoured SM-G430 model. In the picture, the phone is seen flaunting the trademark Samsung logo on the top (middle) with single speaker grill above it and a couple of sensors with front-camera to the right. And in the bottom, we see the ominous oval-shaped home button slot.
On the outlook, it has curvier corners compared to the marquee Galaxy Note 4. And in terms of internal hardware, it is said to feature 5.5-inch full HD (1,920x1,080p) display and 2.5GHz SoC (System on Chip), most likely to be Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU with Adreno 330 GPU powered by the Android 4.4.4 KitKat mobile OS.
Going by the features, we believe that the rumoured SM-G430 might be turn out to as a new Alpha series phablet, similar to Galaxy Alpha, which is an alternate flagship model to the Galaxy S5.
Except the metal chassis, features of the former model were deliberately kept under-par compared to the latter model, so that it won't cannibalise the sales of the other.
As of now, nothing is set on stone. The specifications of SM-G430 may change before it goes in to the mass productions cause the device, just a few days ago landed in India (New Delhi and Bengaluru) for evaluation at the Samsung's regional R & D centres.
Despite the rumour running wild on the Internet, the company is yet to respond. Until Samsung comes out to the media and clears the air over the rumours, this report will be remain as pure speculations only.
In a related topic, Samsung is reportedly set to announce the new company's in house developed mobile OS Tizen powered Z1 in India next month.