First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display

First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display

Tall, nearly bezel-less displays are old news by now, with nearly everyone in the industry having already shown what its own take on the idea looks like. And in its brief lifetime, the trend has moved beyond just flagship devices, with both little-known Chinese manufacturers and bigger names like LG releasing cheaper devices utilizing the design.

So it was only inevitable that Samsung, one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, would start moving its own mid-rangers towards the so-called "Infinity Display" design — after all, the Galaxy S8 was on of the first devices to take the trend to the mainstream.

And while we've previously heard rumors that the Korean giant's A series would be the first to get the Infinity treatment, we haven't had the pleasure of actually seeing what the end result will look like. This changes today, however, as we've now got renders of the Galaxy A5 (2018) wearing a couple of cases, presumably sourced from the cases' manufacturer.


And just as previously suggested, the front of the device looks like a shrunk down version of the Galaxy S8, sans the curved display edge. Also present is the rumored Bixby key, while the rear of the device (which isn't pictured in the case render) still seems like it will place the fingerprint scanner right below the camera.

We expect the Galaxy A7 (2018) to look pretty much the same, except bigger — this is evidenced by older case renders which suggest identical design between the two models. Furthermore, past phones in the A series have also used the exact same aesthetics but in a different form factor, so it only makes sense for Samsung to continue the tradition.

But all the Americans out there who would like to get themselves a cool-looking Samsung mid-ranger will probably be disappointed to know that the A series has traditionally been launched everywhere but in the U.S. Instead, the mid-range line available stateside is the J series, a redesign of which doesn't seem to be in the books next year.

source: Weibo

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Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Display 5.6" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Looks better than every non GS8 phone actually. Looks like a slightly better looking LG G6 and that is still the 2nd best looking phone of 2017 imo.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"2nd best looking phone of 2017 " But this is 2018 phone :-/

8. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I was talking about the G6. How did you get an upvote? Lol

4. Cat97

Posts: 1726; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually, it looks like a slightly worse looking LG G6. Looks as ugly as the Pixel 2 XL.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looks nice Flagship design, Great battery life (probably, all A-series have great battery life), at mid-ranger price. It's good for competition and will force other manufacturers to improve their mid-ranger design (If they use this design for A-series, they must have better design for flagship :D)

5. adecvat

Posts: 600; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

This is an answer to LG Q6

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 341; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Looks great, if it does feature the rumoured sd 660(or exynos equivalent) then ideal for samsung users looking for a flat screen almost flagship

7. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Galaxy Q6 lol

9. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Fingerprint sensors in the back are simply retarded.

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