Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) gets FCC nod; mid-range Android phone launch imminent

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Twitter user Roland Quandt had pointed this out and the model number for the Galaxy A5 is listed as SM-A530N.

We've seen multiple rumours and leaks in circulation which have essentially confirmed the existence of a new 2018 re-boot of the Galaxy A Series in-development. Now, we've got a new leak from two engineers on LinkedIn who suggests that Galaxy S9 will come with a new sensor and improved IoT connectivity. The Galaxy A5 is expected to be launched in 2018.

Coming to the Galaxy A7, AndroidHeadlines reports the phone has the model name "SM-A730F", and while the FCC listing does not reveal any of the specifications, the model name is similar to the version spotted on GFXBench.

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And prior to that Android Authority reported that the phone would have a 5.5-inch Full HD+ display, 4GB of RAM, an Exynos 7885 or Snapdragon 660 chipset, dual front-facing cameras and a water-resistant build. The display on the handset will have an 18:5:9 aspect ratio, the exact size and resolution is not known as yet.

Samsung does not reveal much information about a new flagship smartphone before launch day, but the homebrew processor that powers it is introduced in advance.

Samsung Galaxy A series is the mid-range premium one from the company with the A7, A5 and A3 usually being launched. As for now, the only concrete details for major upgrades on the Galaxy S9 relate to the device's rear camera sensors. Apart from the FCC certification, the South Korean website also authenticated the arrival of the A5. The sensor will be under the primary camera setup. 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.

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