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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) gets FCC nod; mid-range Android phone launch imminent

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Cecilia Poole | 14 November, 2017, 00:37

Samsung is now rolling out an update that will install the November 1, 2017 Android security patch to the units of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in the United Arab Emirates.

The smartphone is an update of the existing Samsung Galaxy A5 launched in early 2017.

We've seen multiple rumours and leaks in circulation which have essentially confirmed the existence of a new 2018 re-boot of the Galaxy A Series in-development. A support page with the name Samsung SM-A530 has been listed on its official South Korean website.

The display might be of 5.5-inch, along with the pixel resolution of 1080 x 2160.

Other than the model number, the website doesn't give out any other details, but rumors point towards an Exynos 7885 SoC, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android Nougat out of the box and IP68 certification, among other features. Apart from hinting at the imminent launch, the FCC listing also reveals that the smartphone will have a dual-band Wi-Fi support.

We've also heard that the next phones in the A range will get Samsung's Bixby assistant. Like the premium Galaxy S and the Note series, the upcoming device will also have a fingerprint sensor on the back, but it will be placed below the camera module. The leaked renders revealed that both the smartphones will come loaded with Infinity displays and dual front-facing cameras.

It is also likely that the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) will sport a USB Type-C port and the new Bixby button, which will call Samsung's resident virtual assistant right away. According to leaks, these two new editions will have designs, just like their predecessors, with the infinity display.

The S9 series might incorporate the new Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) has been spotted on the FCC listing.

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