Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) gets FCC certification


The smartphone listed on the FCC website bears a model number A530N.

After the incidents those have taken place regarding these upcoming Samsung smartphones, the company seems to have silently confirmed the existence of one of the Galaxy A smartphones on tow for the next year. Inspite this, we are looking forward to what the new Samsung Galaxy A5 will have in store for us.

Samsung is now rolling out an update that will install the November 1, 2017 Android security patch to the units of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in the United Arab Emirates. Apart from hinting at the imminent launch, the FCC listing also reveals that the smartphone will have a dual-band Wi-Fi support.

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.

Like Galaxy A5 (2018), the new A7 (SM-A720x) series is also expected to feature design, but bigger 5.7-inch/6.0-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and fingerprint sensor on the back, just below the camera module. We've seen some leaks from OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, showing the handsets with a familiar design, smaller bezels, and a fingerprint sensor placed below the camera. The device will be powered by the Exynos 7885 processor, together with 4GB RAM.

Samsung does not mention when the Exynos 9 Series 9810 will enter production, but we can expect that to happen in the next few months.

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. So there is a chance the Galaxy A series for 2018 could come with a new "Infinity Display" without any home button on the front.

Samsung's A series of smartphones usually launch around the turn of the year, and 2018 editions are expected to follow the steps.