Samsung might be testing a powerful new dual-camera successor to Galaxy A5 (2017)


Samsung could be preparing to launch a beastly mid-ranger in the coming months. A new listing for a “Samsung SM-A5300" model has recently appeared on popular smartphone benchmarking service Geekbench. Judging by the name, it is possible that this handset is a successor to the current Galaxy A5 (2017) which carries the model number SM-A5200. 

The tested device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by the Snapdragon 660, the most potent 600-tier Qualcomm platform to date. Some of the most notable capabilities of the mobile chipset include Bluetooth 5, super-fast LTE speeds, and support for dual-cameras, which might make this handset one of the first Samsung mid-rangers with such a camera composition. The "Memory" department of the listing also shows the presence of 6GB of RAM. For comparison, the Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with an Exynos 7880 processor, 3GB of RAM and a single 16MP main sensor. 

Given these beefy specs, the tested device could either be the 2018 iteration of the A5 or some sort of "Pro" version intended for the Chinese market. Still, it is advisable to take this information with a grain of salt, as falsifying benchmark results isn't that difficult and rumors about any future members of the A series are currently scarce.

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