Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2017 in the Philippines

Possible Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) specs spotted online

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FINALLY. All Samsung-related news the past couple of weeks are about the Korean giant’s flagship phones and J series. That’s why it’s refreshing to chance upon something about what could possibly be the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018).

Not that we’re surprised. After all, this year’s A5 was launched in January 2017, so it’s almost refresh time once again.

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Spotted on Geekbench’s website is a Samsung phone with model number SM-A530F. The 2016 edition was A510x, and the 2017 model, A520x — hence the strong belief that this is indeed the Galaxy A5 2018 version.

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The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) on Geekbench

As you can see, the smartphone features 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. But what’s more interesting is the processor. This device is towing a yet-unofficial, 14nm Exynos 7885 chipset, which will have two Cortex-A73 cores for power. That’s on top of six A53 cores.

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Now, another Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) variant — with SM-A5300 as model number — was spotted on Geekbench more than a month ago. That one uses Snapdragon 660 system-on-a-chip and has 6GB of RAM.

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The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) variant that uses a Snapdragon 660 chip

If you’re familiar with Samsung’s strategies, you know that the company usually releases versions with higher RAM and storage for the Chinese market. For example, the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM (instead of the 4GB we got) made its way there.

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We assume then that the Galaxy A5 (2018) with the Qualcomm processor and 6GB of RAM will be rolled out to China. The one spotted today will be the international edition — the model that should arrive in the Philippines next year.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 19 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.