Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Samsung announces next generation Exynos 9810 SoC

Samsung announces next generation Exynos 9810 SoC

Now, the Galaxy A5 (2018) has been spotted on FCC certification website, which means that the smartphone might get launched soon.

Samsung, telling about the success of their innovations awarded the prestigious CES Innovation Awards 2018, hinted about the introduction of a new chipset. That page apparently confirms the existence of the A5 (2018). But we know that this is the Galaxy A5 (2018) because the phone's previous generations have similar model numbers: SM-A520 (A5 2017), SM-A510 (A5 2016), and SM-A500 (original A5). While it won't be a surprise to see the new mid-range family form Samsung receive the Infinity screens, we can only hope that the company remembers to place the fingerprint sensors in a more appropriate position this time around. However, the listing of the phone does not contain any details on its specs.

According to some leaks, Galaxy A5 might come with an Infinity Display, which will be 5.5-inches in size but with a full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels). The device is also said to be powered by Exynos 7885 processor and come coupled with 4GB of RAM.

It is also being speculated that Samsung may use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC which could be seen as a stiff competitor to the Exynos 9810 SoC, in its Galaxy S9 products.

The Galaxy A7 (2018) is rumored to arrive with same specs as Galaxy A5 (2018). It is also speculated to come with a IP68 certified chassis. However, the A7 (2018) is likely to feature a 5.7-inch Infinity Display.

There was word of Samsung producing an S8 Mini earlier in the year but that turned out to be either an elaborate prank by the South Korean company, or an unfeasible endeavour due to a number of reasons.

It is also worth noting that there have previously been rumours of mini versions of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S8, but neither of those were ever released.

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