Samsung confirms the existence of a Galaxy A5 (2018)

Since introducing the Galaxy Alpha back in 2014, Samsung’s
been launching multiple Galaxy A smartphone models yearly, and it looks like
this won’t change in 2018.

 

Not long ago, we saw renders allegedly depicting the Galaxy
A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018). 
Now, Samsung is silently confirming the existence of a
new A5 via a support page that’s accessible on its official South Korean
website. More exactly, the support page mentions an unannounced Samsung SM-A530.
But we know that this is the Galaxy A5 (2018) because the phone’s previous generations
have similar model numbers: SM-A520 …


More evidence suggests Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) will come with Infinity Display

It looks like Samsung has big plans for its upcoming Galaxy A (2018) series. The South Korean company is expected to completely redesign the lineup, but also upgrade some of the phones’ components.

Unlike the current Galaxy A smartphones, the future ones are expected to pack the so-called Infinity Display, which was made popular with the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.

We heard about that back in September when a set of cases for the Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Galaxy A7 (2018) leaked online suggested these smartphones will feature bezel-less displays and rear-mounted …

First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display

Tall, nearly bezel-less displays are old news by now, with nearly everyone in the industry having already shown what its own take on the idea looks like. And in its brief lifetime, the trend has moved beyond just flagship devices, with both little-known Chinese manufacturers and bigger names like LG releasing cheaper devices utilizing the design.

So it was only inevitable that Samsung, one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, would start moving its own mid-rangers towards the so-called “Infinity Display” design — after all, the …

Alleged cases for Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2018) show off Bixby button, hint at Infinity Display

Samsung’s Galaxy A series is one of its… less exciting ones. Up until this year’s introduction of the Infinity Display and the design decisions needed to accommodate for it, the A series was where the company sold mid-rangers dressed up as flagships.

But recent rumors have suggested 2017 may turn out to be just an exception after all. That is, the A series may get its own take on the Infinity Display starting next year, which will again bring it closer to the design of the company’s flagship S series.
And as it turns out, …

Blu Advance A5 and A5 Plus are two super-cheap, but not too exciting metal phones


Blu recently started selling two new cheap smartphones in
the US:
Blu Advance A5, and Blu Advance A5 Plus. The two handsets share a similar
design (including aluminum bodies), but differ when it comes to size and some
features. Priced at $109.99, the Blu Advance A5 Plus sports a 5.5-inch
display with 720 x 1280 pixels, offers 2 GB of RAM, and is powered by a
quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The phone further comes with
16 GB of expandable storage space, a 13 MP rear camera, and an 8 MP
front-facing cameras (both cameras are accompanied by an LED flash).  Costing $89.99, …

Moto X4 specs comparison versus Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Viable mid-rangers

Just yesterday at the penultimate day leading to IFA 2017, Lenovo officially unveiled its newest mid-ranger, the Moto X4, and boy, is it a noteworthy one!
Packing a power-efficient Snapdragon 630 chipset running at 2.2GHz and a 5.2-inch 1080p display up front, the new performer is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that will certainly keep the lights on for a long time. With a dual camera setup at the rear, pairing one 12MP and another 8MP shooter for shallow depth of field emulation, as well as a 16MP selfie camera, either 3 or 4GB of RAM with 32/64GB of storage, …

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) now available in the US

Shortly after it started selling the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) in the US, retailer B&H Photo Video is now also offering the Galaxy A5 (2017). As is the case with the A7, the Galaxy A5 (2017) is not officially sold by Samsung in the States, but B&H still offers 1-year warranty for it.

Similar to the A7 (2017), the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is dust- and water-resistant, features a fingerprint scanner on the front, and runs Android 7 Nougat (thanks to a recent update). However, the A5 is smaller than the A7, sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display and packing …

Samsung might be testing a powerful new dual-camera successor to Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung could be preparing to launch a beastly mid-ranger in the coming months. A new listing for a “Samsung SM-A5300″ model has recently appeared on popular smartphone benchmarking service Geekbench. Judging by the name, it is possible that this handset is a successor to the current Galaxy A5 (2017) which carries the model number SM-A5200. 

The tested device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by the Snapdragon 660, the most potent 600-tier Qualcomm platform to date. Some of the most notable capabilities of the …

Samsung's Galaxy A5 (2017) is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat


It looks like Samsung is slowly beginning to roll out Android Nougat to the 2017 version of its notable Galaxy A5 mid-ranger. The update is reportedly rolling out in Russia as we speak, but it’s quite likely that rollout to other regions is also underway. Thus, if you own a Galaxy A5 (2017), it’s worth heading to Settings -> Software update and manually checking if the update is available for you. 

Aside from the latest openly available version of Android, the update also brings a slightly refreshed interface, a redesigned Multi Window multitasking feature that feels …

The great Samsung 2017 mid-range series comparison: Galaxy A3, A5, A7 vs J3, J5, J7

When it comes to buying a smartphone, consumers around the world are spoiled for choice nowadays. Each year, companies are producing more and more different smartphones, with an increasing number of manufacturers joining the fold in the quest to get our attention (and hard-earned cash).

All of this competition means that it’s no longer required to dish out $600-$700 in order to get a good smartphone. You won’t struggle to find mid-range handsets that offer many of the bells and whistles present on current flagships for about half the price. Samsung is a leading …