Samsung is reportedly developing a Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy A device

Samsung is reportedly developing a Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy A device
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Due to strong competition in the smartphone market, Samsung recently confirmed that it will begin packing its mid-range offerings with various new flagship features – the first example of this is expected to debut on October 11. And as part of this strategy, one industry insider is now claiming that Samsung is preparing a Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy A model.

Presumably, as this is Samsung, the smartphone will be priced just below its current flagship offerings. If this is indeed the case, it could mean Samsung will position it as a direct rival to Apple’s new iPhone XR. In regards to the expected features, it’s safe to assume that a tall 18:9 AMOLED display with reduced top and bottom bezels will be included up front. Additionally, considering Samsung’s increased focus on cameras lately, a minimum of two rear cameras is expected at this point, although a higher number of sensors wouldn’t be surprising.

Moving on to the spec sheet, the high-end processor will likely be accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. Separately, following the release of Android 9 Pie last month, the smartphone should hopefully ship with the newer software straight out of the box. When Samsung’s less-than-perfect track record is considered, though, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the now-outdate Android 8.1 Oreo come pre-installed. 

At this moment in time, it’s unclear when Samsung will choose to debut its first Galaxy A-branded smartphone complete with a flagship processor. But once this does happen, it’ll be interesting to see how Samsung chooses to brand the device. After all, the company is said to already be preparing Galaxy A9 Pro which could mean that a Snapdragon 845 device will be marketed as the Galaxy A10.

source: Twitter

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15 Comments

1. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Maybe it is the lower priced s10

2. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

And price 750eur :D

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Smart move against the surge of notable Chinese competitors like Huawei, Vivo, Xiaomi, OnePlus and Oppo.

4. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Let's wait and see what Samsung is preparing. They'd better bring something useful and keep the price as low as possible and competitive, otherwise it'll just be a waste of time and resources. If the rumors turn out to be correct, I think this should be a smartphone to counter the Nokia 9 (or 10) and Huawei Mate 20 Pro

5. pego99

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Apple is the only way to go samsung phones catch fire and explode.

6. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Move along fool.

7. Chris_ABN

Posts: 191; Member since: May 16, 2018

Apple is dumpster juice.

10. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Still living in 2016, huh?

8. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I believe Nokia 9 will be in the flagship territory.

11. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Just admit it. In as much as we love Nokia, they are dead. HMD Global is not the Nokia we knew.

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I might like a company but I only love the people. I don't care about who is behind a company as long as their products are good and Nokia's are. Btw, why would say HDM is not Nokia? As long as it has Nokia's staff, vision, products, patents etc, it must be Nokia.

9. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

This might be the one with 4 cameras I guess.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"as a direct rival to Apple’s new iPhone XR" of course not, they already have S9 and S9+ that's cheaper than XR, and have much better screen too..

14. gamehead unregistered

Let's see that price first

15. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

This will be a beast of a phone, especially as there are not that many screen pixels to drive, unlike the S series. It will hit the Chinese phones hard if they price it right, but I don't see the Apple XR being hit that hard. But what it will do is whack the ASP and margins for pretty much all Android players...

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