Samsung Galaxy A series is the mid-range offering from the South Korean company, slotting in between the high-end Galaxy S and the budget Galaxy J series.
This year, the Galaxy A family came with two features that Samsung had reserved for the high-end phones over the recent years – a metal and glass design that is IP68-certified, meaning you can play around small water pools or kitchen sink without getting worried about the phone’s health, even if it dips in water for up to 30 minutes.
Now, according to a new report, Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 and Galaxy A7 2018 may join the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 in sporting the company’s Infinity Display technology. Note that this technology has nothing to do with edge-to-edge display, so don’t start thinking that the Galaxy A series will soon be bezel-less, but you can expect to see on-screen buttons on yet another Samsung phone alongside a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
What Infinity Display basically means, however, is that the screen gets a new form factor, where it will be taller than usual, earning the phone an aspect ratio of 18:9 in the case of LG G6 (which is also flat screen) or 18.5:9 in the case of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. This is a departure from the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio that dominates phones from 2016 and earlier, which also means the Galaxy A5 2018 and Galaxy A7 2018 could get a full HD+ resolution instead of the standard full HD.
In addition to Infinity Display, the same report adds that Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 and Galaxy A7 2018 could also ship with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM, respectively. While the former feature is possible, the latter feature, especially the one to do with 6GB RAM, is very unlikely. This is true because this year’s models have just 3GB RAM and as such, it’d only make sense if Samsung jumped to 4GB RAM modules for both phones, but this is just a rumor that has yet to be confirmed in any capacity. Apparently, the duo will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, a new and very powerful midrange processor that recently succeeded the Snapdragon 650 family.
Samsung has done an impressive job packing the Galaxy A 2017 family with a bunch of top-notch specs and features. Even though we still know little about the specs and features of the Galaxy A5 2018 and Galaxy A7 2018, we are adamant that the duo will be a significant upgrade over the 2017 models. But you can also expect some aspects of the current models to keep their places.
In a separate report, it seems the Korean tech giant has already started testing the Galaxy A7 2018 for the Chinese market. The phone has been spotted with firmware version A7300ZCU0AQH4, which basically confirms the model number as SM-A730, a step-up from this year’s SM-A720. If this year is anything to go by, the Galaxy A 2018 family should be unveiled in January, probably before, during or after the CES 2018.