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.
Galaxy S8 was on of the first devices to take the trend to the mainstream.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
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.