I’d be lying if I said rumors, leaks and speculations about gadgets aren’t my things. Unlike my colleague Emmanuel, I like keeping tabs on what’s happening out there and the latest I have for you is about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A7 2018.
For the uninitiated, Samsung is expected to refresh the Galaxy A family with a new 2018 series in the coming months. This year’s family, which is made of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7, was unveiled in January – and so did the original family, which was unveiled in January 2015. As for last year’s series, it was confirmed in December 2015, but most markets started receiving the phones in early 2016. In short, it’s almost time that the Galaxy A 2018 family is unveiled – and the latest developments do confirm that the Korean tech giant is indeed working on the phones. Or, at least, the Galaxy A7 2018.
Brought in to bridge the gap between the entry-level and high-end Samsung Galaxy phones, it seems things are getting better and better with each release. This year’s models received some features that had remained mainstays for the high-end family, namely IP68 dust and water resistance, NFC, glass and metal unibody designs, USB Type-C, fast charging, big batteries and top-notch cameras. As it is, the incoming models will take this to the next level by upping the game in terms of performance.
While the Galaxy A7 2017 is still impressive with its package of 3GB RAM alongside an Exynos 7880 octa-core processor, the Galaxy A7 2018 will allegedly double this RAM package to 6GB and upgrade the processor to an Exynos 7885 octa-core clocked at 1.59GHz. The only Sammy phones with such a RAM module are the Galaxy C9 Pro, Galaxy Note 8 and a variant of the Galaxy S8+, but we all know how much these phones cost. Jumping from 3GB RAM to a whopping 6GB RAM on a midranger seems quite unlikely, but given the competition in the market, anything is possible.
Other than the processor and RAM, the Geekbench listing also reveals the Galaxy A7 2018 will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and carry model number SM-A730F, up from this year’s SM-A720F.
Previous reports have also suggested that Samsung might start using the Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 6GB RAM module on other models other than the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8. Well, it seems this might be happening sooner than I thought. But since none of this is coming directly from Samsung, I’d recommend that you take the reports with a pinch of salt, just like any other rumor.