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    October 25, 2017

    Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy A series may inherit an edge-to-edge display, rear fingerprint scanner

    Galaxy A 2018

    A new slew of product leaks have potentially pictured Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy A series, showing mid-range smartphones with edge-to-edge displays.

    Each year we receive a new flagship Galaxy S handset from Samsung, which sport sequential names like S6, S7, and S8. However, the company refuses to do the same with its Galaxy A and Galaxy J series – instead opting to announce yearly lineups. Now, leakers may have outed the 2018 iteration of the firm’s mid-range A family.

    Given that the Galaxy S8 introduced one of the most wide-ranging shakeups to Samsung’s design portfolio with the addition of a slick Infinity Display and a daft rear-facing fingerprint scanner, it would seem likely that the South Korean company’s mid-range devices would at least inherit some of that DNA.

    Read: Hands-On Preview: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – To infinity, and beyond

    OnLeaks have revealed a slew of new renders that show off apparent Galaxy A devices with an edge-to-edge display – and we say ‘edge-to-edge’ give the fact that neither of the pictured devices seem to possess the curved Infinity Display that the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are renowned for.

    Both handsets further seem to adopt the Galaxy S8’s rear-facing fingerprint scanner in lieu of a front-facing unit, and have been pictured in colours similar to Midnight Black and Orchid Grey.

    Galaxy A 2018 front

    Notably, the renders do not depict either device having a physical Bixby key – a perhaps unsurprising move given that Samsung gave consumers the option to disable the key’s Home launcher earlier this year.

    The Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) are expected to ship with displays set at a 1080×2160 resolution, while the former will apparently bear a 5″ display and the latter benefit from a larger 6″ screen. Accordingly, both models will apparently support a 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C support.

    Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Through hardships to the stars

    What are your thoughts? Would you be tempted to swing for the Galaxy A series as pictured, or would you rather spend your cash on the premium S8 or Note 8?

    Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

    Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA

    Source: OnLeaks | MySmartPrice

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    • Ashton Obery

      I’d definitely give the new A-Series a shot. Especially since the flagship’s prices are just skyrocketing out of control.

      • I completely agree. The unfortunate consequence of a rumored (and now true) premium iPhone has left Android manufacturers to bump up their prices to suit. I’d be really excited to see more of what made 2017’s flagships great head down to the mid-range in 2018; the Galaxy A range seems like a good place to start for Samsung!