The Galaxy A5 is the affordable variant of Samsung Galaxy S8.
Before the launch of the Galaxy S9 early next year, the A5 (2018) will make its way in the budget market. The Galaxy A series are referred to as mid-range devices with a premium touch and feel. Each year, it brings about an upgrade, in terms of design and specifications.
The A5 has been making quite some noise recently on the web and it’s confirmed as the Samsung support page has the phone listed under the model number SM-A530N. This goes in accordance with its series of predecessors such as SM-A500 for the original A5, SM-A510 for the A5 2016 and SM-A520 for the most recent A5 2017. Therefore, it goes without saying, the next model, as it will launch in 2018 will be dubbed as A5 2018. Furthermore, a Twitter user, by the name of Roland Quandt has suggested that the model number for the A5 2018 is listed as SM-A530.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 it is… damn autocorrect.. https://t.co/gOtweTQlhc
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 12, 2017
To add to that, according to MobileExpose, the A5 2018 received FCC certification and doesn’t share any details about the device.
According to the rumour mill, it suggests that the A5 2018 will feature an 18:9 aspect ratio, which will feature a 6-inch Infinity display, similarly like S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8. Apart from that, it will be powered by the Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7885 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM and dual-front cameras. It could also feature with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, USB Type C port for charging, fingerprint sensor at the rear due to the lack of the physical home button, below the screen and it will run on Android Nougat v7.1.1. To sum it up, these are all rumours for now and expect the A5 2015 to launch with a pinch of salt.