It is well known that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will undergo a serious redesign and the South Korean manufacturer is even planning to launch a folding flagship, but this is just the start of a possible smartphone overhaul.
The latest report coming from SamMobile reveals that until this will happen, Samsung is planning to use the same Infinity Display design for its mid-range Galaxy A line-up. Specifically, we’re talking about the Galaxy A5 (2018), currently known as SM-A530F, expected to make its debut in the near future.
Setting the trends for displays once again?
The handset will feature an impressive 18.5:9 display, which is a premiere for Samsung, as no other phone in their portfolio features this aspect ratio. These details were spotted on the HTML5 Test website, so we’re not convinced about their credibility, but it won’t be surprising if it actually happens.
While this is excellent news for anybody planning to get their hands on the Galaxy A5 (2018) or on any of the upcoming Galaxy A models. The same source reveals that the handsets won’t come with Android 8.0 Oreo, but with 7.1.1, even though the latest update is just three months old.
However, Samsung’s decision to opt for an older operating system isn’t a first. After all, the Galaxy Note 8, a model with a premium price and price tag, is also coming with Android 7.1.1.
But what’s under that hood?
Finally, the specs of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) are a mystery, at least for the moment. However, we expect some serious processing power for a mid-range model, like a lot of Galaxy A models had in the past.
We’re looking forward to seeing more and more mid-range smartphones featuring a bezel-less design in 2018 and, why not, even some entry level ones, since it’s obvious that this design trend is here to stay.