We’ve been seeing a trickle of rumours and leaks surrounding Samsung’s 2018 crop of Galaxy A-Series phones, which most recently has manifested in Samsung itself confirming the existence of the in-development Galaxy A7 2018 and Galaxy A5 2018 on several of its official support webpages. The Galaxy A3 2018 is still elusive, but it’s believed the series will return once again as a trio very early next year.
The latest bit of info regarding the new models comes via the official Wi-Fi certification documents for both Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 models, courtesy of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The SM-A530F (Galaxy A5 2018) and SM-A730F (Galaxy A7 2018) each have their own certification listed on the WFA site – both are shown to be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but it seems likely they’ll get an update to Oreo sometime after launch.
Both phones are expected to feature Samsung’s Super AMOLED Infinity Display; the edge-to-edge 18:9 aspect ratio display implementation we’ve seen on the Galaxy S8 series and Galaxy Note 8; this year’s flagships. This will also mean the fingerprint scanner moves to the back panel.