Samsung Galaxy A series
Samsung Galaxy A series Samsung

A recent leak suggests that the Galaxy A5 2018 model may feature an infinity display, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. The device render, intended to show off a protective case also shows a device with no home button and an 18:9:5 aspect ratio, but the device appears to have a flat display, rather than a dual-edge curved display like Samsung’s latest flagships. The image was originally shared on Twitter, but has since been deleted.

Samsung’s Galaxy A series is a mid-range line, which often includes design aspects and features, similar to the high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. Devices in the line include the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7, which are updated yearly under the same name. Recent reports have indicated that the devices may begin to see price hikes as Samsung continues to add more high-end aspects to the Galaxy A series. An infinity display design for the Galaxy S5 2018 is one such example.

With an infinity display and no capacitive home button, the Galaxy A5 2018 could also feature a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. Rumors also suggest the devices could run Android 8.0 Oreo, which could make them the first Samsung smartphones to feature the OS natively. If true, it would mean the mid-range models could see Oreo before Samsung’s 2018 flagships. However, there are also reports that the Galaxy A5 2018 may release with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Other expected features include an Exynos 7885 chip, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and possibly also a dual-camera setup.

Samsung notably released a dual-camera setup on the Galaxy C9 Pro device ahead of the Galaxy Note 8 launch. The mid-range Chinese exclusive device was likely a test bed for the dual-camera before Samsung introduced it to its high-end range. The Galaxy A devices typically see availability in Europe and South Korea.

Samsung Galaxy A devices are typically announced late in the year, between November and December; however, price and release details for the 2018 models have not yet surfaced.