Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Samsung quietly confirms the new Galaxy A5

Samsung quietly confirms the new Galaxy A5

The Galaxy A5 is expected to be launched in 2018.

Last week we heard that the new Galaxy A5 would come with an Infinity Display, this is the same display used in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

We've seen multiple rumours and leaks in circulation which have essentially confirmed the existence of a new 2018 re-boot of the Galaxy A Series in-development.

The original Samsung Galaxy A5 that was launched in 2014 carried a model number SM-A500. Recently, Samsung showcased a total of 36 devices at the CES 2018 Innovation Awards, one of which was the Exynos 9 series 9810 chipset - a new processor that might be powering its upcoming flagship smartphone, likely to be called as the "Galaxy S9".

Coming to the Galaxy A7, AndroidHeadlines reports the phone has the model name "SM-A730F", and while the FCC listing does not reveal any of the specifications, the model name is similar to the version spotted on GFXBench.

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We've also heard that the next phones in the A range will get Samsung's Bixby assistant.

Citing "local news reports" in Korean media, The Investor asserts that next year's S9 devices will feature fingerprint sensors embedded on the rear of the devices.

Also mentioned was the Samsung Isocell Slim 2X7: a 24MP image sensor with a super-tiny 0.9μm pixel size (Samsung says it's the smallest in the industry right now). It is speculated that this particular model of the A series will bag an improved camera, in comparison to its predecessors. The leaked renders revealed that both the smartphones will come loaded with Infinity displays and dual front-facing cameras. Although, they did not go ahead to confirm any of the specifications. The Exynos 8895 competes with Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 835 processor.

The Galaxy A5 (2018) is expected to be powered by a mid-range Samsung Exynos 7885, further featuring 4 GB of RAM, and a water-resistant body.

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