The mighty leakster OnLeaks and MySmartPrice has done it again by releasing a video and a number of renders for the Galaxy A5 (2018) and the Galaxy A7 (2018). Do not be alarmed by the lack of flash for the rear cameras in most of the renders though, because they will most certainly be there on the original units when they come out.
Alongside the images and the video, the duo has also leaked the exact physical dimensions of the upcoming mid-rangers from Samsung and also a few other details. Check out the revealed specs and dimensions below.
148.8 x 70.5 x 8.4mm - A5 (2018)
159.6 x 75.6 x 8.2mm - A7 (2018)
Full HD+ Infinity Display (5.5-inch on the A5 and 6-inch on the A7)
Exynos 7885/Snapdragon 660 SoC
32GB internal storage with SD card slot
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Dual selfie cameras
IP68 certification for dust and water resistance
Always-on Display, Secure Folder, Samsung Pay, etc.
Some of these speculations are a bit ambitious so do keep in mind that it's way too early for confirmed news.
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Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy A8 might have skipped two years but there is no doubt about the fact that it is going to make a comeback in 2018 or (very) late 2017. We had seen enough rumors and leaks around the net to know that the A8+ (2018) was happening, but today we also have a list of confirmed specs for you. It should be mentioned that the list and the pictures were brought to attention by SamMobile first and it does look pretty legit.
As per the report, the A8+ (2018) will come in three RAM/ROM variants; 4GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB. All versions will share the 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display, Exynos 7885 SoC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3,500 mAh battery with fast charging, 16-mp single rear camera and 16 MP + 8 MP dual front cameras. I guess it's no secret that Samsung is aiming this one towards the selfie lovers. Unfortunately, Android 8.0 Oreo won't be running on the device out of the box, but a software upgrade from Nougat 7.1.1 will most definitely be on the cards. Will you be buying the A8+ (2018) if it starts selling near you?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The world's first smartphone with four rear cameras was just announced officially and it came from Samsung, but what do you think about the Galaxy A9 (2018)? It's still too early to get the consumer's real point of view, but do let us know what you think about this device just from what we know about it so far. I mean, do you think it can compete with the OnePlus 6 or the upcoming OnePlus 6T with its impressive set of cameras? Or do you think the quad cameras are just a gimmick to hide weaker specs? Just in case you are not totally aware of the spec sheet, do take a look at the interesting bits below.
· 6.3-inch, 1080p, Super AMOLED display
· Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 SoC with Adreno 512 GPU
· 6GB/8GB RAM
· 128GB internal storage with micro-SD slot
· Quad Rear camera setup: 24 MP: f/1.7, PDAF, 8 MP: f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 10 MP: f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, 5 MP: f/2.2, depth sensor
· Single front camera: 24 MP: f/2.0
· 3,800mAh battery
· Color options: Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink
It is now that time of the year when mid-range devices have already started to receive a major OS upgrade, now that all flagship and high-end handsets from the company has been updated successfully in most parts of the world where Samsung operates. The Galaxy A8 (2018) had already started receiving the update to Android 9 Pie in Russia and India, but now users of the Galaxy A8 (2018) in Germany and Netherlands has also started to receive the same update via OTA.
One would expect a major OS upgrade to be a particularly big download and that's pretty much what firmware version A530FXXU4CSC6 is! Be sure to connect to your Wi-Fi first, when the update arrives for your Galaxy A8 (2018), because it is a 1.4GB file. Keep in mind that the firmware version is different than the one that India and Russia got, because this one is meant for the major European markets only, and carries this month's security patch with it. If you own a Galaxy A8 (2018) in India or Russia, then you will still have to wait for the March security update separately, as your version of the Android 9 Pie firmware is only updated with the February patch. Also check out JoyOfAndroid.com
If you are in Russia and you happen to own a Galaxy A8+ (2018), we have good news for you. Samsung has already started to roll out Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy A8+ (2018) in the country and hopefully, more European nations will join that list by the end of the week. As pointed out rightly by SamMobile, this was a bit surprising, given that it is the Galaxy A7 (2018) that is currently on the Android 9 Pie beta program and yet the model has not been updated to Android 9 Pie first.
The update also comes packed in with the February security patch and not the latest Android patch, which is expected, given that Samsung has rolled out the March security update only for the Galaxy M20 so far. Let us know in the comments if you see the patch in any other region outside of Russia.