The alleged Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) has appeared online in a series of 3D renders supposedly created by a third-party case manufacturer in anticipation of the smartphone's release. This isn't the first time the Galaxy A5 (2018) has been exposed in this manner, but unlike last week when a handful of protective cases created by Olixar for the aforementioned device have become available for pre-order in the UK, these latest renders originate from unknown sources and their prices or whereabouts remain unknown.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) as depicted in these latest renders does seem to share the same overall design with the device spotted in Olixar's renders last week, including an Infinity Display with rounded corners and an elongated aspect ratio, a single front-facing camera, and a power button fitted on the opposite edge of the volume rocker and dedicated Bixby key. The back panel also accommodates a single camera sensor coupled with an LED flash, though the flash module seems a bit smaller in these renders compared to Olixar's, and the fingerprint sensor resides right below the main camera module. Granted, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) appears to be blockier in these new renders but that may be simply because the protective case itself seems to adopt a more angular, industrial design compared to Olixar's solution.
All the upcoming Galaxy A (2018) models are expected to make use of an Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9, not unlike the company's 2017 flagships including the ones bearing the Galaxy S8 moniker. As for the internal hardware, the Galaxy A5 (2018) is rumored to make use of an upcoming Exynos 7885 chipset housing a total of eight CPU cores, and the processor will reportedly be paired with 4GB of RAM. Users should have at least 32GB of on-board memory at their disposal, and unsurprisingly they should be able to extend the storage by up to an additional 256GB via microSD. Samsung has yet to confirm the release of the upcoming Galaxy A (2018) series but industry watchers expect the new lineup to be officially introduced within the next couple of months, either before the end of the year or in January of 2018.