Probable Samsung Galaxy A5 follow-up surfaces online with Full HD display
Remember when we gazed in awe of smartphones sporting eye-catching 1,920 x 1,080 resolutions, and spec wars opposers clamored no one needed so many pixels on 5-inch slabs, as the human eye couldn’t distinguish between HD and Full HD?
Well, in the meantime (and it hasn’t been that long), Quad HD pixel counts have become the high-end norm, the path to 4K is being set by Sony, and 1,080p can be officially deemed a decidedly mid-range trait.
Don’t believe us? Then how do you explain Samsung plans to load the descendant of the Galaxy A5 with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels? Mind you, we’re talking a Galaxy A5 available for around $250 unlocked stateside nowadays, and a sequel that’s bound to sit beneath the second-gen Galaxy A7, plus the A9 on the totem pole in addition to the GS7, S7 Edge, and Edge+.
Bottom line, we’re definitely not dealing with what you’d conventionally call a flagship or hero device, yet a Full HD 5.2-inch display is a given, alongside an octa-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 7 CPU, 2GB RAM, 12MP rear-facing camera, and 5 megapixel selfie shooter. Mind = blown.
The SM-A510F benchmarked over at GFX Bench clearly follows in the footsteps of the SM-A500F, aka original Samsung Galaxy A5, and currently runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in pre-release testing. But if the commercial debut were to go down, say, in January or February 2016, it’s likely 6.0 Marshmallow will enter the equation before you get a chance to buy… the Galaxy A6? A5-2? “New” A5? Let’s wait and see.
Source: GFX Bench