The Samsung Galaxy A series may get Infinity Displays starting next year

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), which most definitely does not feature an Infinity Display

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), which most definitely does not feature an Infinity Display


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:


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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15 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

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.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Really! I just imagine a Galaxy A7 with Infinity display and 16:9 aspect ratio. Dope!

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

8. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

wtf... your comment system broke phonearena

9. Anshulonweb

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14. phonearenarocks

Posts: 605; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Welcome! thank god, I finally found a like minded person. I fu3kin hate these 18:9 aspect ratio phones and will try my best avoid buying one - as far and as long as I can.

3. pixel_ftw

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

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.

13. maherk

Posts: 6678; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

4. libra89

Posts: 2219; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If it's true, the Galaxy A3 will more than likely be the last A series phone I choose to own.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

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!

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

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.

15. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I'm not buying any phone with this curved display nonsense. If this is true, it's bye bye Samsung. Once my S6 gives up, I'm giving up on Samsung too.

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