As is usually the case, the family resemblance in Samsung smartphones normally always trickles down from the flagship devices on to the budget mid-range offerings of the company. Just like the company has done in the past, in terms of design and software, the same can be said about the upcoming Galaxy A5 2018 edition, which is said to borrow a few notable features form its older siblings.
The Galaxy A5 for 2018 could most likely feature an Infinity display, taken from the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 models. A recent HTML test of the phone uncovered a display resolution of 412×816, which gives the phone an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as the current flagships by Samsung. Adding more girth to the rumour, last month a few images of the new phone were leaked, allegedly showing the absence of a fingerprint sensor on the front, hinting that Samsung would have moved it to the back in order to keep space for the all-display front of the phone.
The Galaxy A series of smartphones are usually a range of three – the A3, the A5 and the A7. And whether or not Samsung will also include the Infinity display on all three devices or not, we will have to wait and see. The series usually follows the same kind of design aesthetic, with the only differences being in screen size, processing power and sometimes the camera. Hopefully, we may also come across a dual-camera variant.
The HTML5 test also shows that the A5 will come with Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box, but surely, the phone will most likely be upgradeable to Oreo soon enough. Apart from that, the phone will also come with the Exynos 7885 chipset, Bluetooth 5.0 (which is quite handy, since the S8 was the first smartphone to feature the device and the battery saving capabilities of the tech will make for a consumer’s delight). Samsung usually launches its A series of phones early in the year, so we can expect for the phones to release as soon as January of 2018.
The phone will also come with 4GB of memory and 32GB of internal storage, expandable to up to 256GB of storage. While it won’t be a surprise to see the new mid-range family form Samsung receive the Infinity screens, we can only hope that the company remembers to place the fingerprint sensors in a more appropriate position this time around.