While nowhere near as eye-catching as the ultra-high-end Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, the upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) and A7 (2018) are expected to redefine Samsung’s mid-range standards across a number of departments.

For starters, the two “budget-friendly” Android devices should adopt a decidedly premium metal-and-glass construction, with reduced screen bezels and a well-positioned rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Now, it’s unclear if Samsung intends to actually bill the Galaxy A7 (2018) and A5 (2018) as “Infinity Display” continuators, but either way, we’re probably looking at slightly thicker “foreheads” and “chins” here than the company’s legit flagships.

Under the hood, the smaller model was revealed to pack a respectable Snapdragon 660 SoC and whopping 6GB RAM in a benchmark listing from August. Geekbench today confirms the latter is also true for a not-so-mysterious SM-A730F, which most likely designates the 2018 edition of the Galaxy A7.

That’s because the 2017 variant was known as the SM-A720F for performance-measuring purposes, whereas the Galaxy A5 (2018) paid Geekbench that revealing visit a couple of months ago with an SM-A5300 model number.

It’s entirely possible different configurations of the next-gen A5 and A7 will roll out in different regions with a few distinctions in specs, alternatively offering 4 and 6 gigs of memory, as well as Snapdragon 660 and Exynos 7885 processing power.

But even if only one market receives 6GB RAM versions at reasonable prices, that’s definitely something to look forward to. Too bad Android 7.1.1 Nougat runs the Galaxy A7 (2018) software show this close to its probable commercial launch.




Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).

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