Apparent Galaxy A8+ (2018) successor receives FCC certification
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
In recent years, Samsung has chosen either December or January to launch its next-generation Galaxy A smartphones, with the most recent ones being the Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) in December of last year. Because of this timeline, the brand’s 2019 models are most likely already under development. Surprisingly ahead of schedule, though, one of the new models appears to have been certified by the FCC.
Listed as the SM-A750FN, the model number indicates that the smartphone could be a direct successor to this year’s Galaxy A8+. While the FCC listing in question unsurprisingly lacks any details regarding the internal specifications, this is not the first time the SM-A750FN model number has appeared. In fact, back in late July, the device made a benchmarking appearance which revealed the presence of Samsung’s Exynos 7885 processor and 4GB of RAM. Additionally, Android 8.0 Oreo was pre-installed. However, considering the recent Android 9 Pie release, the smartphone will presumably be updated ahead of its official unveiling.
Due to the rather early FCC appearance, it seems as though the South Korean giant may have an earlier release planned this year. At this point, no specifics have been provided, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see an announcement take place in November. After all, this would most likely be followed by an early December release which would allow Samsung to take advantage of the holiday season.
Ultimately, this is purely speculation for now. However, if the device does turn out to be the successor to this year’s Galaxy A8+, it’ll remain to be seen what naming scheme Samsung opts for. After all, while the logical move would be to call it the Galaxy A8+ (2019), a recent trademark suggested that it could be called the Galaxy A90.