Samsung Galaxy A5(2018) Back Again with mid-range ‘Infinity Display’


  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Dual 16MP rear cameras paired with an LED flash and an 8MP front-facing shooter
  • 1.9GHz octa-core  Cortex-A53 Exynos 7880 processor and 6GB RAM

Samsung, as always, has been a leader in the field of smartphones in India. Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy A5 smartphone is potentially set to make its debut early 2018, with the handset rumored to come sporting the Infinity Display. Samsung seems to be all set to introduce Bezel-less designs or shall I say ‘Infinity Display’ into its budget-oriented smartphones. Which interpret the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018). The cover case of Samsung Galaxy A5 has been seen on various platforms and especially on Weibo. What’s new you ask, well it has an extended 18:9 aspect ratio display that we saw in the past with high-end devices such as Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

There’s more to other than the display you can also see what looks like a Bixby button on the side. Since the aspect ratio is 18:9 there won’t be any presence of physical or capacitive buttons on the front. There might be a fingerprint sensor at the back, just hope it won’t be like the Note 8.



performanceOcta core
display5.5″ (13.97 cm)
storage32 GB
camera16 MP
battery3300 mAh
ram4 GB
other sensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensorYes
quick chargingYes
operating systemAndroid v7.1.1 (Nougat)
sim slotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
modelGalaxy A5 2018
launch dateJanuary 25, 2018 (Unofficial)
sim sizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensorYes
FM radioYes
audio jack3.5 mm
chipsetSamsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
graphicsMali-T830 MP3
processorOcta core, 1.9 GHz, Cortex A53
architecture64 bit
ram4 GB
display typeSuper AMOLED
pixel density401 ppi
screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass v4
screen size5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
screen resolutionFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory32 GB
expandable memoryYes Up to 256 GB
settingsExposure compensation, ISO control
camera featuresDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus,  panorama, HDR
image resolution4128 x 3096 Pixels
shooting modesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution16 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisationNo
flashYes LED Flash
video recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
user replaceableNo
quick chargingYes Fast
capacity3300 mAh
wifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi featuresMobile Hotspot
bluetoothYes v4.2
USB type cYes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)
network support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim sizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available


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Samsung is gearing up to launch the successor of Galaxy A5 2017  and it could be called Galaxy A5 2018 or Galaxy A5 Pro. It is likely to sport Qualcomm Exynos 7880 Octa processor and 4GB RAM. Not much information is available about it yet. The device may come with Android 7.1.1 OS. Its a N/A SIM Smartphone, and connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 include, GPS, HotSpot, Wifi, Bluetooth. As far as the battery is concerned it has 3300 mAh. Since dual cameras are the trend now it is expected to be seen on the A5.

Introduction and Camera

South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung has introduced the 2018 variant of the Galaxy A5. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) makes its mark with improved specs and features the usual metal glass finish which has been the trademark of the Galaxy A-series of smartphones. The device features curved edges that make the device easy to hold. Also, the front-facing home button doubles up as a fingerprint reader which lets users record multiple fingerprints that can unlock the device.
In the imaging department, the Galaxy A5 (2018) undergoes massive improvement. At the back, the device features dual 16-megapixel rear shooters which along with an LED flash is designed to capture low-light images and videos. At the front, the handset is equipped with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera which one can use for selfies and video calling.

Performance and Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) is designed to deliver smooth and flawless performance courtesy a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 Octa chipset and massive 4GB of RAM. One can work on multiple apps and play high-end games without worrying about any performance issues.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, and a micro USB Type-C port. Also, the smartphone ships with dual SIM support.

Display and Storage

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) flaunts a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display which is paired with excellent viewing angles that make watching videos and playing games more enjoyable. The Always-on display helps you with the date and time without unlocking the device. The screen also features Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection.
For installing apps and storing data, the device is equipped with 32GB of internal storage space which can be expanded using a microSD card up to 256GB.

Platform and Battery

The device runs the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out of the box and is fuelled by a non-removable Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery which supports fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) Price In India

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) price in India is expected to be Rs. 26990. Galaxy A5 (2018) is due to be launched in October 2017. The 32GB variant costs around Rs. 26990. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) comes in multiple color options like Black, White, Gold which is also priced the same.

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