Our first sight of the alleged Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 happened back in August, where a case supposedly meant for the phone was accidentally listed on Amazon.
From the leaked case, we could see that Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 will not be joining the Galaxy Note 8 by donning the dual-lens camera. Unfortunately, the case did not reveal the design of the front panel, but last month, this happened, where another leaked image of the A5 2018 surfaced, this time giving us a clear view of the frontal part.
From the image, it was evident that Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 will be borrowing some design cues from its bigger siblings – the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. The most prominent one was, of course, the near bezel-less display screen, which mostly resembles what you see on the rugged Galaxy S8 Active, which doesn’t come with curved edges like the S8, S8+ and Note 8.
With this design change, it’s obvious that Samsung aims to shift the fingerprint scanner to the back of the Galaxy A5 2018. However, the company has so far remained coy on the exact details of the Galaxy A 2018 family, but as you know, it’s never possible to hold onto such delicate information, especially for such a high-profile company like Samsung.
The company has taken to its official website and listed the first evidence pointing to the existence of Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 – the model number. This year’s Galaxy A5 has model number SM-A520 and its predecessor has model number SM-A510. This should make it easy to guess the next model number, which is without a doubt the one listed by Samsung – SM-A530.
Other than the model number, the website doesn’t give out any other details, but rumors point towards an Exynos 7885 SoC, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android Nougat out of the box and IP68 certification, among other features. If the company sticks to this year’s plan, Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 and the rest of the Galaxy A 2018 family should be unveiled in early January.