Samsung starts working on Android Oreo for Galaxy S7, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy Tab S3

It’s hard to believe that such a big company like Samsung with a huge smartphone market share hasn’t yet updated a single of its handsets to the latest version of Android. The good news is Samsung finished working on the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which means the final version might go live in the next couple of weeks.

Now that Samsung has finished working on Android Oreo for its newest flagships, it’s time to focus on other smartphones that are eligible for the update. The folks over at SamMobile have it on good authority that the South Korean company is now preparing …


Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) updated with selfie focus, other camera improvements

Although we should be talking about the new lineup of Galaxy A series smartphones, a new update makes the previous models newsworthy. It appears that both Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) smartphones have received an update that brings some important camera-related features.

The most important is called Selfie focus and it’s a new mode for the front camera that when enabled allows users to take a picture without having to tap the screen to focus on a subject. It’s supposed to add some sort of bokeh effect and make the background blur while the subject of the picture is right …

Heres's the real proof that Samsung will move from Galaxy A5 or A7 (2018), to A8 and A8+ naming

Samsung is heavily rumored to skip a step with its midrange Galaxy A line, going directly to an A8 and A8 Plus naming scheme, instead of sticking with A3, A5 or A7 (2018) model titles. 
Releasing an A8 and A8 Plus models would move Samsung’s midrangers in lockstep with the flagship Galaxy S line, simplifying its roster, and leaving users only two choices of size and pricing to pick from in the categories. There is further evidence for this shift, as you can see in the Bluetooth SIG regulatory filing below, for one “Galaxy A8” handset, revealed today. The model …

New Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2018) case renders leave little to the imagination

Alleged renders of the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2018) have emerged yet again. In the latest portion of leaks, the two upper mid-range handsets are wrapped in clear protective cases, leaving little to the imagination. 

The source of these images is a third-party case maker who supposedly is in the know about the looks of the two devices. Samsung has a history of sticking to the same design for its A series, so the only visual difference between the pair will probably be in the size department. In case you’re wondering, the phone with the teal …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) case renders reveal most of the phone's design

Samsung is expected to take the wraps off its new 2018 Galaxy A series in the coming weeks, but we’ve already learned quite a bit about the devices that will be unveiled. Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2018) are just two of the smartphones Samsung will introduce by the end of the year (or early 2018) that we know about.

The cheaper of the two, the Galaxy A5 (2018) has just appeared in some case renders and from what we’re seeing it confirms previous reports claiming the new 2018 Galaxy A series is likely to pack Infinity Displays.

The smartphone shown in …

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, …