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Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Galaxy A5 (2018) surfaces online

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon surfaces online
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
The SM-A5300 handset that arrived at Geekbench is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and has 6 GB of memory, while the A5 (2017) has an Exynos 7880 chip under the hood and just 3 GB RAM.

A new Samsung Galaxy A5 is apparently in the works, but it moves away from the Exynos processor used by the current Galaxy A5 (2017) model. Labeled SM-A5300, this handset that still has to be unveiled by Samsung has just been spotted on Geekbench sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and twice the amount of memory of its predecessor.

Dubbed Galaxy A5 (2018), the Samsung SM-A5300 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor under the hood next to 6 GB RAM. Although it dropped at Geekbench with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board, we would not be amazed to see it ship with Android O. In the worst-case scenario, it would launch with Nougat and would get the Android 8.0 update shortly.

Other details are not available at this stage, but a dual-camera setup is very likely to be present as well. We also expect 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage and microSD support. The launch should come later this fall, a while after the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, but everything should be taken with a grain of salt for now.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-21 (Update: 2017-08-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.