After taking the trend of bezel-less flagships to new levels with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 models, Samsung is now seemingly working on the next-generation of its Galaxy A series that would include fresh Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7. But ahead of any formal confirmation, the Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Galaxy A7 (2018) has been spotted online for Wi-Fi and FCC certification. Both the new smartphones had also received formal support pages earlier this week.
The certificates of the Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Galaxy A7 (2018) provided by the Wi-Fi Alliance confirm the presence of Android 7.1 Nougat. The devices are also appeared to have dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Wi-Fi support with 802.11 a/b/g/ac specifications. Also, the Galaxy A7 (2017), which is likely to be the most superior model in the series, is documented with Wi-Fi Direct support and an additional 802.11n specification to use most of the available hotspots globally.
As technology blog MobileXpose reports, the Galaxy A5 (2018) received the certification of the National Radio Research Institute and reached the FCC earlier this week. SamMobile reveals that the Galaxy A7 (2018) went through the FCC last week.
Separately, Samsung on its South Korea and Russia support pages respectively revealed the existence of the two handsets, referring to the Galaxy A5 (2018) with the SM-A530N model name, and the Galaxy A7 (2018) with the SM-A730F model name. The formal support pages didn't reveal any details about the handsets.
Nevertheless, the Galaxy A5 (2018) is rumoured to have a 5.5-inch full HD+ display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and minimal bezels. The smartphone is also reported to have an Exynos 7885 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM.
In October, a Geekbench listing had emerged detailing the Galaxy A7 (2018). That listing hinted Android Nougat on the next-generation Galaxy A7 alongside an octa-core Exynos 7885 processor at a clock speed of 1.59GHz and 6GB of RAM. Moreover, some leaked renders suggested a bezel-less display on the Galaxy A7 (2018) and a dedicated Bixby Voice button.
Considering the latest certifications and the recent leaks, the Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Galaxy A7 (2018) are likely to be unveiled sometime in the coming future. Samsung would host a press conference at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January to announce the new Galaxy A series. Meanwhile, we can anticipate some more details through rumours and leaks.
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