The unannounced Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is making the rounds once again, this time in the wake of a series of leaked renders depicting the alleged device wrapped in a silicone gel protective case. The new renders reconfirm some of the handset's rumored specifications including an Infinity Display with no physical buttons on the front panel, and the case itself is presented in two color choices including clear and rose gold clear. According to the source, the renders originate from a third-party case manufacturer who presumably has a fairly accurate understanding of the handset's actual design, and as such the existence of these renders alone seem to lend more weight to the idea that the device's market launch should be just around the proverbial corner.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) has been subjected to numerous leaks and rumors over the past several months, having already been approved by the FCC at the beginning of November and receiving the green light from the Wi-Fi Alliance a couple of weeks later. The same device was also prematurely confirmed by an official support page published by Samsung Kazakhstan earlier this month, and earlier in October, the alleged Galaxy A7 (2018) was spotted in the benchmark database of Geekbench where some of the handset's supposed hardware characteristics have been partially uncovered. According to existing data, the smartphone will feature the upcoming Exynos 7885 system-on-chip built on Samsung's 10nm FinFET process, said to house six ARM Cortex-A53 low-energy cores and two ARM Cortex-A73 high-performance cores, along with a Mali-G71 graphics chip. The processor could be paired with a generous 6GB of RAM which is virtually the same amount of memory employed by the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 flagship, and the borderless display is expected to measure 6-inches in diagonal.
Lastly, it's worth mentioning that contrary to a previous leak which suggested that the device will feature two front-facing cameras, these new renders depict only one front-facing shooter paired with what is likely a proximity and light sensor. Either way, the smartphone appears to carry a fingerprint sensor on the back panel right below the camera module, and unsurprisingly it seems to adopt a dedicated Bixby button.