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

Firstly, a Samsung mobile with model number SM-A530N was listed on the USA government-run Federal Communications Commission (FCC), along with certifications which are mandatory for entry into the market.

Now, Samsung is silently confirming the existence of a new A5 via a support page that's accessible on its official South Korean website.

The Galaxy A5 (2018) is expected to be powered by a mid-range Samsung Exynos 7885, further featuring 4 GB of RAM, and a water-resistant body. But we know that this is the Galaxy A5 (2018) because the phone's previous generations have similar model numbers: SM-A520 (A5 2017), SM-A510 (A5 2016), and SM-A500 (original A5). 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. However, the listing of the phone does not contain any details on its specs.

The Galaxy A5 (2018) should be revealed in January alongside its bigger sibling the Galaxy A7 (2018). A recent HTML test of the phone uncovered a display resolution of 412×816, which gives the phone an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as the current flagships by Samsung. Continuing with its legacy in this area, it has recently come up with Exynos 9810 SoC, which is anticipated to be the chipset for Galaxy S9 and S9 plus, whose predecessors S8 and S8 plus were based on the Exynos 8895 processor, on which E 9810 appears to be an absolute victor. It is also speculated to come with a IP68 certified chassis.

The report adds the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 got FCC approval on November 9. Though the listing mentioned the Galaxy J3 (2018) to come with single SIM support, we will be seeing the dual SIM variant at least in Asian markets. The upcoming phone Galaxy J3 (2018) will come up with connectivity features like Bluetooth, GPS, 4G, and WiFi. The screen size is expected to be just under 5-inches.