Galaxy A7 2018 may see a limited release, 6"+ display rumored


Samsung is rumored to skip a step with its midrange Galaxy A line, going directly to an A8 and A8 Plus naming scheme, instead of sticking with A3, A5 or A7 (2018) model titles. This would make sense if the company plans a move to the Infinity Display design for its more affordable portfolio, too, as an eventual A5 will fit in the current A3 body, the A7 in an A5 one, and so on, thus negating the need for the smallest and weakest link in the A-line. 

On the other hand, releasing an A8 and A8 Plus models would move Samsung's midrange line in lockstep with the flagship Galaxy S line, simplifying its roster, and leaving users only the choice of size and pricing to pick from. The latest report that Samsung might not even release the A7 2018 (or A8 Plus) in many European markets, only pours water in that rumor mill. 

The source claims Galaxy A7 2018 (or A8 Plus), which might land with a 6"+ display, would only have a limited release in three countries in Europe - Russia, Germany and Poland - and the rest will go to markets like Asia, where big-screen phones are more sought after. The eventual A5 2018 (or A8), which could stuff a 5.5" panel in a heretofore 5" housing or so, might prove to be the more popular of the new A-line soldiers in Europe, so such a move makes sense. In any case, this may turn out to be one more piece of evidence for a shift in Samsung's midrange phone strategy, too.

source: SamMobile

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8 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, 6" is the new 5.5"! I just wish, REALLY WISH that Samsung go with more 'traditional' 2:1 instead of that weird 18.5:9 aspect ratio. That 18.5:9 aspect ratio coupled with curved edges makes The S8 Duo too slim for my taste! G'Day!

2. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

exactly my thoughts.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

This has to be the most the most idiotic things I've ever heard. 18.5:9 & 18:9 are so similar that the difference is almost negligible. 18.5 is less than 3% longer than 18. That's the difference between a man who is 6'2" & another who is 6'. It's amazing how people love to nitpick over the most petty of things.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

But what if she like the extra 0.2" Ah well G'Day!

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! My ego is at stake, I've to respond ASAP! There's a big, BIG difference between 6'2" and a 6'0" person, ask any motorcyclist! That 2" extra height means my legs won't fit on some motorcycles' tank seams, unlike a 6 Feet even person! There's a reason why I wish I was 5'10". I love riding more than anything... Most bikes are designed for 5'10" people in mind! Precision, eh? And as for phone, the difference between 5.8" S8 and 6" LG V30 is VERY noticeable; despite the so called "mere" 0.2" difference (According to KingSam here); as you can see here:https://www.phonearena.com/phones/size#/phones/size/Samsung-Galaxy-S8,LG-V30/phones/10311,10577 Real world is different than what's on 'paper', my dear friend. G'Day!

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. You like to make mountains out of molehills. I don't.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The white front looks really nice Imo.

8. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Samsung is confused with its naming scheme. A3, A5, A7, A9 is already fine as it is.

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