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'sbeen launching multiple Galaxy A smartphone models yearly, and it looks likethis won't change in 2018.


Not long ago, we saw renders allegedly depicting the GalaxyA5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018)

Now, Samsung is silently confirming the existence of anew A5 via a support page that's accessible on its official South Koreanwebsite. 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 generationshave similar model numbers: SM-A520 (A5 2017), SM-A510 (A5 2016), and SM-A500 (originalA5).


Unfortunately, the SM-A530 support page doesn't really revealanything about the handset. Anyhow, according to previous rumors, the upcomingGalaxy A5 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels andpretty thin bezels. While we're not talking about a curved screen here (asthese are reserved by Samsung for its high-end phones), the new A5 will stillhave a modern look, plus a fingerprint scanner on the back - since there's notenough room for that on the front.


The Galaxy A5 (2018) should be powered by a mid-rangeSamsung Exynos 7885, further featuring 4 GB of RAM, and a water-resistant body. The new smartphone will probablyrun 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'renot going to be surprised if the Galaxy A5 (2018) will be officially unveiledin the first month of next year, likely alongside the Galaxy A7 (2018), andmaybe a new Galaxy A3, too.


source: Samsung South Korea via Roland Quandt (Twitter) 

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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)



1. pecapello

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

oh u dont say...


Posts: 464; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

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

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; 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

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

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

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wait for black friday and holiday/year-end sale

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1831; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

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

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