Samsung quietly confirms the new Galaxy A5

Angelica Greene
November 14, 2017

Back in 2014, Samsung launched the Galaxy Alpha as an upper midrange smartphone.

Under-the-hood, it is said to house Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7885 processor backed by 4GB RAM. However, it follows a logical progression from the first Galaxy A5 (SM-500) to this year's model (SM-520).

The first leak appeared on LinkedIn from Samsung's former employee who has worked for camera systems for the Galaxy S lineup and lists development of a new sensor for the S9. The FCC listing for Galaxy A5 (2018) was reported by MobileExpose, which points out the phone has the following FCC ID: A3LSMA530N.

The info comes via Roland Quandt on Twitter, pointing to the not-that-unusual avenue of a Samsung support page on the firm's official website in South Korea.

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Also mentioned was the Samsung Isocell Slim 2X7: a 24MP image sensor with a super-tiny 0.9μm pixel size (Samsung says it's the smallest in the industry right now).

If you've got a Galaxy A5 2017, then you should be receiving the update soon.

The FCC website in the USA leaked information about the Galaxy A, as a supposedly certified model, as part of the regulatory approvals, before its launch.

The phones will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and they might also boast IP68 certification, making them water and dust resistant. We've seen solid evidence of the Galaxy A7 2018 already, but not much regarding the Galaxy A3 2018; the lower spec model of the series. 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. 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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