Samsung is getting ready to refresh the A series with a new Galaxy A 2018 family consisting of the Galaxy A7 2018, Galaxy A5 2018 and Galaxy A3 2018.
A few days ago, details of the high-end Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 appeared online thanks to benchmarking platform Geekbench. As usual with Geekbench benchmarks, we were only able to get a handful of the phone’s core specs, including the processor, RAM and software.
So far, we know that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A 2018 family will ship with some significant upgrades over the 2017 series and from the benchmarks, we can reveal that the Galaxy A7 2018 will ship with an Exynos 7885 SoC mated with 6GB RAM, twice the amount on the Galaxy A7 2017. This is the same amount of RAM we’ve seen on the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8+, but it’ll reportedly be coming to the midrange family. The phone will have Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Now, in a new report that has just surfaced thanks to the Bluetooth SIG, it appears that the massive 6GB RAM is not the only feature that the Galaxy A 2018 family, specifically the Galaxy A5 2018 and Galaxy A7 2018, will borrow from the Galaxy Note 8 and S8. As it is, Bluetooth 5.0 is also coming to the two phones, at least, thanks to the Exynos 7885 processor, which will obviously not power the smaller Galaxy A3 2018.
With the new standard, Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 and Galaxy A7 2018 users will have an improved range of connectivity as well as faster data transfer. However, we cannot confirm whether the nifty ability to play Bluetooth audio on two different speakers will also accompany the new standard to the Galaxy A 2018 family.
Prior to this report, we’ve also heard that the new Infinity Display design used on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will make its way to the Galaxy A 2018 series, but just like any other rumor, it’s better to take this one with a grain of salt.