The Samsung Galaxy A series may get Infinity Displays starting next year
by Kaloyan C. / Aug 28, 2017, 6:56 AM
The Galaxy S8 and Note 8's Infinity Displays have been a somewhat divisive topic: while they certainly look great, there's a small but vocal minority of people who have usability concerns regarding Samsung's decision to make them curved on both sides. And that's okay, really: not everyone has to like the same things, right?
But those very same people may be quite unhappy with the following piece of news: a new rumor from a generally reliable source claims that Samsung win't be keeping its fancy new displays limited to flagships only for much longer:
Welcome Infinity Display Family,GALAXY A!— 萌萌的电教 (@mmddj_china) August 27, 2017
So if this information is the real deal, 2018's Galaxy A crop may include at least one device with an Infinity Display of its own. We're placing our bets on the next generation Galaxy A7, or maybe even A9 (though Samsung seems to have skipped this particular model in 2017).
But seeing as how the A series is firmly placed in the mid range, one or more of the characteristics of the regular Infinity Display may not be present — the Galaxy S8 Active already did away with the curved edges, for example. Or even more likely is a lowered display resolution, as mid-rangers rarely offer much beyond Full HD.
And as it happens, we've already seen a similar move from LG — the LG Q6 is a capable mid-ranger featuring the same tall aspect ratio as the LG G6 — so given the two companies' intense rivalry, it would be no surprise if Samsung jumped on the same bandwagon. In any case, we'll have to wait for a while before we find out, as A series devices are traditionally released in the December-January period.
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The ideal bezel-less design would be to cut the current top and bottom bezels and keep the screen at 16:9, not overly-elongate the phone to absurd heights, like the Note 8 and S8/S8+. Of course, this would be very hard to achieve as you would eliminate 30% of the interior space, but that would mean true innovation.
posted on Aug 28, 2017, 6:58 AM 0
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Really! I just imagine a Galaxy A7 with Infinity display and 16:9 aspect ratio. Dope!
posted on Aug 28, 2017, 7:14 AM 3
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Doesn't matter.... following the trend i can bet the price would be very high... A7 would cost as much as galaxy s7 by then while having mediocre processor and lower res screen and a little inferior camera compared to s7
posted on Aug 28, 2017, 8:59 AM 0
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Samsung Flagship phones owners who pay much larger sum of money may not like the idea that their expensive phones look exactly like a mid range phone.
posted on Aug 28, 2017, 7:20 AM 0
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I don't think people care that much, because Samsung copied lots of the S6 and S7's design to the A 2016 and 2017 series. I could careless if companies bring design, software, and hardware features found on their flagships to their mid-rangers, as long as I'm getting the best specs with the money I'm paying.
posted on Aug 28, 2017, 10:27 AM 0
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Well, not surprising considering the fact that the current 2017 A Series looks a 'tad' like The S7 Duo. I just wish they don't 'curve' the screen and make the display slightly fatter and go with an even 2:1 aspect ratio like The LG G/Q6. Oh well, G'Day!
posted on Aug 28, 2017, 7:52 AM 0
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Hope the infinity displays for the A series are kept flat. The 2018 model potentially has a powerful performing processor (SD660) so becomes a worthy alternative to those that want an almost l flagship specced Samsung phone without the curve.
posted on Aug 28, 2017, 8:07 AM 2
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