Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) may have a successor soon; 2018 version gets FCC nod

A new Samsung handset bearing the model number SM-A530N cleared FCC certification.

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    • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) maybe arriving soon
    • The handset SM-A530N cleared FCC

Samsung could be on the verge to announce Galaxy A5 (2018), successor to its 2017 counterpart announced earlier this year. A new Samsung handset bearing the model number SM-A530N cleared FCC certification. However, the FCC listing doesn’t reveal much as to what features or specs the handset will offer.

As per the leaks, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) is said to feature a taller 18:9 display, which is more in line with Samsung’s current S and Note series. Specs-wise, it’s expected 5.5-inch display featuring 2,160 x 1,080 display. Overall, the specifications are expected to be similar to its predecessor except for software and batter capacity.

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It’s more likely of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) to run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. It’ll likewise support Samsung Pay for payment transactions. Other features include IP68 rated dust and water resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

Similar to Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), upcoming A-series handset is expected with Exynos 7885 octa-core SoC under the hood. Memory configuration may remain the same as its predecessor, though. So, if that turns out accurate, the handset will end up having 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and 3,300mAh battery.

Camera-wise, Samsung may not bring many changes in terms of features and specs. So, there are speculations that Galaxy A5 (2018) will sport the same old 16MP sensor. The focal length, however, is supposedly reduced this time around. There’s a secondary camera up front for selfies that should be identical to its existing counterpart.