Rumors have it that the Samsung’s Exynos 7885 chipset will be powering the upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) smartphones. The new Exynos chipset has been certified by Bluetooth SIG which suggests that the arrival of these phones could be drawing near.
According to Bluetooth SIG certification, the Exynos 7885 SoC will be carrying support for Bluetooth 5.0 that enables faster data transfer by consuming less power. It also brings ability to connect multiple devices to a phone.
Previous reports have revealed that the Exynos 7885 is a 14nm chipset that includes an octa-core processor featuring two cores of Cortex A73 and six-cores of Cortex A53. It is capable of delivering a clocking speed of up to 2.1 GHz and it also features Mali-G71 graphics.
The Galaxy A5 (2018) was also recently spotted with Snapdragon 660 chipset which indicates that the South Korean company may release the Snapdragon variant in certain markets like the U.S. and China. The Exynos variant could be aimed towards other markets.
The most striking change that Samsung is expected to introduce on the 2018 editions of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 is that these phones will be equipped with Infinity Display design. Hence, the rumor mill has been claiming that the Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) would be appear like smaller version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ phones. The Galaxy A7 (2018) may feature 6 GB of RAM whereas the A5 (2018) may come equipped with 4 GB of RAM.
The new Galaxy A (2018) phones are also expected to feature a dedicated button for launching Bixby AI. The renders these phones revealed that they may feature dual selfie cameras. The fingerprint scanner is expected to be placed below the rear camera on these phones. Both the phones are expected to come preinstalled with Android Nougat OS. Speculations are rife that the 2018 versions of Galaxy A5 and A7 will be unveiled to the world in January 2018.
The rumor mill is silent on the Galaxy A3 (2018). As of this writing, there is no confirmation on whether the company will be launching with a regular design or cancelling the device.