As this year nears its end, we’re getting ever closer to the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy A (2018) series, comprised of follow-ups to the Galaxy A (2017) devices of course. Today the upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) has been leaked once again. This time around we get to see it inside a case, in four different color versions.
As rumored extensively before, the A (2018) family will sport Infinity Displays, and the A5 is no exception. Samsung is intent on bringing one of the main differentiators of its high-end S and Note lines to the mid-range with the new A series. Like 2017’s flagship Samsungs, the new Galaxy A5 will have its fingerprint sensor on the rear.
A portion of Apple fans still believe in the company’s original stance – a 4” screen is as big as you’ll ever need. They are still clinging to the iPhone SE but that will soon turn 2-years old – right on time for an upgrade? Several reports say “yes”.
The latest claims that the iPhone SE 2 will launch in the first three months of 2018, agreeing with the earlier rumors. The new phone is said to keep the 4” screen (or going up a tick to 4.2”) and use an older chipset – the A10 chipset of the iPhone 7 (still an improvement over the A9 in the original SE).
Besides the size, people seek out the SE for its price – it’s Apple’s cheapest phone. So older components are to be expected, the original SE itself was a mix of iPhone 6s and 5s components (e.g. 6s chipset, 5s TouchID). Don’t hold your breath for a bezel-less design like the iPhone X.
However, unlike the S8, S8+, and Note8, this time around it won’t be in an off-center position horizontally. Instead, it’s been placed right underneath the single rear camera, as you can see. That should make it easier to reach and harder to miss, though it’s still pretty close to the lens – and not very big, which means some occasional smudging of the camera is bound to occur.
The A5 (2018) appears to have the infamous Bixby key on the left side, under the volume buttons, which means the virtual assistant is ready to make its debut in the mid-range too. The Galaxy A5 (2018) will probably become official in January, along with (at least) the A7 (2018). It should sport the Exynos 7885 SoC or the Snapdragon 660 (depending on market). Expect 4 or 6GB of RAM to be baked in too, but unfortunately the phone could be launching with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board, and not Oreo.