Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) shows up on an official support page
The next generations of Samsung's Galaxy A and Galaxy C series, once considered affordable mid-rangers, are expected to get quite a few premium features, the most important one being the introduction of a dual camera setup. Resistance to water and dust would also be an attractive addition for all these mid-rangers, but currently only the Galaxy A (2017) series carry the IP68 certification for protection from the elements.
Ronald Quandt has recently spotted an official support page for the Samsung SM-A530N. The page was published by Samsung Korea and, unfortunately, it does not reveal anything about this handset (Google Translate does not help, since this is nothing else but an empty support page template without a manual to download or anything else of use except the phone's model number).
In the recent past, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) received its Bluetooth certification and also visited HTML5test. In the first case, we found out that it supports Bluetooth 5.0, so it should become the first mid-ranger to come with this feature. The browser benchmark website revealed that this handset has an Infinity Display with the same aspect ratio of 18.5:9 as the Galaxy S8 flagship.
The Galaxy A5 (2017) has the model number SM-A520 and uses Samsung's Exynos 7880 Octa processor. Its successor is expected to come with a slightly upgraded chip, namely the Exynos 7885 Octa. Now that the official South Korean support is already up, the next time we hear about the Galaxy A (2018) series it will probably be Samsung's launch announcement. If not, we should at least get out hands on an official manual that reveals all the details and ends up online a few days too early.
Roland Quandt (on Twitter)
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