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.