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Samsung confirms the existence of a Galaxy A5 (2018)

Samsung confirms the existence of a Galaxy A5 (2018)

Since introducing the Galaxy Alpha back in 2014, Samsung's been launching multiple Galaxy A smartphone models yearly, and it looks like this won't change in 2018.



 



Not long ago, we saw renders allegedly depicting the Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018)


Now, Samsung is silently confirming the existence of a new A5 via a support page that's accessible on its official South Korean website. More exactly, the support page mentions an unannounced Samsung SM-A530. But we know that this is the Galaxy A5 (2018) because the phone's previous generations have similar model numbers: SM-A520 (A5 2017), SM-A510 (A5 2016), and SM-A500 (original A5).



 



Samsung confirms the existence of a Galaxy A5 (2018)
Unfortunately, the SM-A530 support page doesn't really reveal anything about the handset. Anyhow, according to previous rumors, the upcoming Galaxy A5 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels and pretty thin bezels. While we're not talking about a curved screen here (as these are reserved by Samsung for its high-end phones), the new A5 will still have a modern look, plus a fingerprint scanner on the back - since there's not enough room for that on the front.



 



The Galaxy A5 (2018) should be powered by a mid-range Samsung Exynos 7885, further featuring 4 GB of RAM, and a water-resistant body. The new smartphone will probably run Android 8 Oreo out of the box, though we can't be sure of this just yet.



 



The Galaxy A 2017 series was announced in January, so we're not going to be surprised if the Galaxy A5 (2018) will be officially unveiled in the first month of next year, likely alongside the Galaxy A7 (2018), and maybe a new Galaxy A3, too.





 



source: Samsung South Korea via Roland Quandt (Twitter) 

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

pecapello

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

oh u dont say...

CEDEOTB

Posts: 267; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

They need a bang for your buck phone to compete with the OnePlus 5T

worldpeace

Posts: 2968; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They already have the old S8 to compete with OP5T.. (S8 is in $500-$600 price range now) Their A series will be cheaper than OP5 (non-T) but don't expect flagship's specs

BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1042; Member since: May 01, 2017

Yeah probably $500 on Craigslist and EBay...go take take another looks at places like Best Buy, Amazon, Samsung website and the carrier stores and you’ll see the S8 is $750 or more currently

worldpeace

Posts: 2968; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wait for black friday and holiday/year-end sale

medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

'old', yet OP5 still using the same specs as S8.

Phullofphil

Posts: 1713; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wow there pretty nice looking phones. Probably will do pretty good running android.

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