Recent leaks have revealed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) smartphones have respective model numbers of SM-A530F and SM-A730F. The arrival of these smartphones seems to be approaching fast as both the model numbers have been granted certification by Wi-Fi Alliance.
The Wi-Fi certification of the SM-A530F and SM-A730F have revealed that the both the smartphones will carry support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac and will arrive preinstalled with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This is an indication that these phones are unlikely to deliver Android Oreo out of the box experience.
Samsung is known for providing some of the best features from Galaxy S devices on Galaxy A series smartphones. However, the Galaxy A phones are launched with older versions of Android OS.
For instance, the Galaxy A (2017) smartphones such as Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 that were introduced in January this year came preloaded with Android Marshmallow. These phones were later on updated to Android Nougat.
Samsung is expected to use the same strategy on the upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) phones. These phones are likely to arrive Nougat OS preinstalled and may receive Oreo update by the middle of next year.
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Rumors have revealed that the Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) will come with Infinity Display full screen design like Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. These phones are rumored to feature dual front cameras and a dedicated button for accessing Bixby. Previous reports have revealed that both the smartphones will be powered by Exynos 7885 chipset.
The 2018 editions of Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 have already received FCC certification. These phones have also received Bluetooth SIG certification. Since these phones have already bagged all the necessary certifications, it seems that the 2018 Galaxy A5 and A7 may launch either in the next month or early in January 2018.