Samsung is reportedly working on its new mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A-series. The lineup is expected to include the Galaxy A5 (2018), and the Galaxy A7 (2018). The smartphones have been leaked numerous times and the official launch could follow soon. Now, the Galaxy A5 (2018) has been certified by the FCC in the US, thereby hinting at an imminent launch.
The listing was first spotted by mobilexpose, revealing very few details about the upcoming smartphone. According to the listing, the smartphone was spotted under the model name A530N. It confirmed that the phone would support dual-band Wi-Fi support and will have an e-label for its FCC-mandated disclaimers, which should help get rid of a few ugly icons on the back of the phone. Nothing else was revealed in the listing.
Meanwhile, last week we also saw the Galaxy A7 (2018) passing the FCC certification, hence confirming the presence of Exynos 7885 SoC and support for Bluetooth 5.0. To recap, Galaxy S8 was the first smartphone to come with Bluetooth 5.0. ALSO READ: Samsung quietly unveils Exynos 9810 SoC, likely to power the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
From the past, we know that the Galaxy A5 (2018) might feature a similar glass and metal design as seen in the current models. The smartphone is also likely to sport a dedicated Bixby button.
From the past rumors we know that Samsung might launch Galaxy A7 (2018) along with the Galaxy A5 (2018). Both the smartphones have been rumored to get Galaxy S8-like Infinity Display with thin bezels and no physical buttons on the front. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) to reportedly launch with Galaxy S8-like Infinity Display
On the specifications front, the Galaxy A5 (2018) is likely to pack a 5.5-inch full HD display while the Galaxy A7 (2018) is expected to feature a 6-inch display. Other features expected include a side-positioned speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C based charging port. Both the devices are speculated to be equipped with Exynos 7885 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017): Hands-on and first impressions
Although the company is yet to make an official announcement about the existence of the smartphones, it is expected that the Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) will be launched sometime early next year during CES.