Samsung’s Galaxy A series will be getting two new models in 2018 with the Galaxy A5 and the A7. Now, leaked images of the upcoming phones have surfaced online showing that both handset will feature Infinity Displays like the Galaxy S8 and the Note 8.
The high quality renders for the 2018 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 were created by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) in collaboration with MySmartPrice. No information was given on how the leakers found out about the designs and specs of the handsets, but it’s likely that they were able to obtain those from their insider sources.
Both the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 come with designs and features that are already present on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships. The upcoming handsets appear to have the same metal and glass design language but they don’t appear to have the curved glass edges. Although the A5 and A7 look like high-end flagships, they’re both mid-rangers that are on the higher end of the spectrum.
Both the 2018 Galaxy A5 and A7 will have full HD+ resolution display, which is 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. Like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the 2018 A5 and A7 will have Infinity Displays. This means that both phones will have extremely thin bezels. The Galaxy A5 will have a 5.5-inch display, while the Galaxy A7 will have a 6-inch display.
Since both the 2018 Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 have incredibly thin bezels, the fingerprint sensors have been placed on their backs just beneath the camera module. This should be good news for users who were dreading to see another fingerprint sensor being placed uncomfortably beside the camera module. This has been an issue on both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8. It’s good to see that Samsung is improving its smartphone design and hopefully this means that its other future phones will follow suit.
The specs for the rear camera weren’t given, but it shouldn’t be too far away from the 12-megapixel shooter of the Galaxy S8. What’s most interesting about the 2018 Galaxy A5 and A7 is that both will have dual front-facing cameras. There’s no info on what image sensors are on these phones, but it’s clear that Samsung is trying to attract selfie-centric consumers.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 for 2018 are expected to be equipped with the Exynos 7885 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The Exynos 7885 is rumored to have two Cortex-A73 CPU cores, four Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali-G71 GPU. Although MySmartPrice isn’t certain, Samsung might also use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors for the Galaxy A5 and A7 for other markets. It’s very likely Samsung might utilize the Snapdragon 660 chipset for the Western version of the 2018 Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7.
Other expected features for the 2018 Galaxy A5 and A7 include the Always On Display, IP68 water and dust resistance, Samsung Pay and the USB Type-C port. The renders show that Samsung will continue including the 3.5mm headphone jack, which audiophiles should be happy about.
The only disappointing feature here is that both the 2018 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 are expected to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat. These phones are expected to arrive sometime in early 2018 and it would be a shame to see these handsets running outdated software. Android Authority speculates that both devices might be announced sometime in the begnning of 2018.
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