The Galaxy A series of phones have been on the rumour mill for some time now. Earlier, the handsets have been given the clean slate by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US this month. This is probably a sign of approaching release. If there was doubt, here is another sign of an impending launch. Both the Galaxy A5 (2018) and A7 (2018) have been cleared off by the WiFi Alliance.


The A series duo appeared with the model number SM-A530F, and SM-A730F. These numbers are in sequence with previous model numbers in the series. So, logically, these should be the next A series phones without doubt. The documents also convey the software version that will be on board these phones. According to that info, it is Android Nougat 7.1.1, which is quite a typical Samsung style.

If you remember, last year’s A series shipped with Marshmallow even when Nougat was around months before that. Only recently, they were upgraded to Nougat. So, don’t expect a lot from Samsung in the software department.

 Apart from that, there isn’t any more info on the document. However, previous leaks remain unanimous that the next A series will come with an Infinity Display minus the curves. Also, the fingerprint is largely expected to relocate beneath the camera. In terms of hardware, tipsters say the new bezel-less mid-rangers from Samsung will sport the Snapdragon 660 SoC, and 4/6 GB RAM. Surprisingly, speculation is that the Galaxy A3 might be axed from the A series, and Samsung might only launch two models in 2018.

Samsung launches the Galaxy A series traditionally in January. Although we might see a December launch this year going by the progress in legal certification. As long as the launch doesn’t happed, take a look at these CAD renders of the two phones.