No matter how secretive they are, phone manufactures often suffer from unexpected information leaks. This time it’s Samsung. Originally leaked on Weibo – the Chinese alternative to Twitter- it included several details like key specifications, design and possible release dates. The latest renders that are published make it seem like a Galaxy S8.
According to reports, the Galaxy A5 (2018) is to be launched early in 2018, after an announcement that is to be made later this year.
Last month, a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) with model number “samsung SM-A530F” was spotted on Geekbench sporting a “universal7885” chipset (Exynos 7885), with clock speeds of up to 1.59 GHz. The device was powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat and packs a 4 GB RAM.
The current Galaxy A5 (2017) has an Exynos 7880 processor, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (can upgrade to Nougat), 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage with expandable upto 128GB, and a 3,000mAh battery that supports fast charging. Besides that, it also comes with a 16 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a 16MP front camera.
According to Trusted Reviews, the leaked images showing renders of cases of the Galaxy A5 was also tweeted by a leaker called “zyadatef.” Reports suggest that the display’s design indicate that the Galaxy A5 will have the fabled Infinity Display available on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones.
However, the Infinity Display has been limited to Samsung’s flagship phones and therefore such speculation of it being made available on the A5 must be taken with a pinch of salt. Setting up the Infinity Display on a midrange device could cause the price of it to skyrocket, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.The front side of the leaked device looks a lot like a mini sized Galaxy S8 without the curved edges. The body also has the Bixby button and rear side shows the presence of an LED flash. The fingerprint scanner could be placed below the camera.
Finally, the information here is based on leaks and rumours which means there isn’t any official confirmation.