Samsung Galaxy A (2018) Render Appears With A Bixby Button

September 26, 2017 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The Samsung Galaxy A (2018) has just surfaced. If you take a look at the provided image, you’ll be able to see the upper back side of the upcoming Galaxy A (2018) , which, in all honesty, does not reveal much about the device, but we at least can see that it will sport a single main camera. Next to the phone’s main camera, you’ll get an LED flash, and below the camera lies a fingerprint scanner, which probably means that the company is ditching the physical home key.

The Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8 do not sport a front-facing fingerprint scanner / home key, but those are the company’s flagship devices, the company’s mid-range offerings still ship with a physical home button, same goes for the Galaxy A (2017) lineup. Well, we’re still not sure if Samsung plans to base the Galaxy A (2018) design on the Galaxy S8 or not, but the Galaxy A (2018) devices will probably resemble the Galaxy S8 at least to some degree. The Galaxy A (2018) almost certainly won’t have a curved display, but its bezels will be thinner than usual, though certainly not even close to the Galaxy S8’s level. Now, as already mentioned, this render is not all that revealing, but it seems like the back side of the Galaxy A (2018) is made out of glass, though we cannot confirm that just yet. There is also a physical button on the left-hand side of this phone, and based on its placement, this could be a button which will activate Bixby, same as on the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8.

Samsung had introduced its Galaxy A (2017) lineup of smartphones back in January, so that means that the Galaxy A (2018) will launch in the coming months, it is possible that Samsung opts to introduce it before the end of this year, though, we’ll see. The company is expected to announce three new Galaxy A smartphones, at least at first, the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 (2018). Later on, some additional Galaxy A-branded models may arrive, though. As far as specs are concerned, these will be mid-range smartphones, and the Galaxy A7 (2018) did surface on GFXBench quite recently, and according to the provided info, it may sport 4GB of RAM, fullHD display, 32GB of storage, Android 7.1.1 Nougat and a 16-megapixel camera on both its back and front side.