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

HIGHLIGHT

  • 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.

Specs

 

SUMMARY
performance Octa core
display 5.5″ (13.97 cm)
storage 32 GB
camera 16 MP
battery 3300 mAh
ram 4 GB
SPECIAL FEATURES
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
GENERAL
quick charging Yes
operating system Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
sim slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
model Galaxy A5 2018
launch date January 25, 2018 (Unofficial)
brand Samsung
sim size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
MULTIMEDIA
loudspeaker Yes
FM radio Yes
audio jack 3.5 mm
PERFORMANCE
chipset Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
graphics Mali-T830 MP3
processor Octa core, 1.9 GHz, Cortex A53
architecture 64 bit
ram 4 GB
DISPLAY
display type Super AMOLED
pixel density 401 ppi
screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass v4
screen size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
screen resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
internal memory 32 GB
expandable memory Yes Up to 256 GB
CAMERA
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
camera features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus,  panorama, HDR
image resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
autofocus Yes
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution 16 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation No
flash Yes LED Flash
video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
BATTERY
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes Fast
type Li-ion
capacity 3300 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v4.2
volte Yes
USB type c Yes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)
nfc Yes
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1 4G 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 size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
sim 2 4G 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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