The Samsung Galaxy A (2018) lineup will be offered in three colors, SamMobile reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed industry sources. Samsung’s upcoming Android mid-rangers will supposedly launch in black and gold variants, with the company’s Orchid Gray also being part of the lineup. Having originally debuted alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, Orchid Gray proved to be a popular choice among consumers in all parts of the world, as suggested by the company’s previous statements which give more credence to the possibility of the same color scheme trickling down to the firm’s non-premium offerings.
The South Korean original equipment manufacturer hence appears to be adamant to continue blurring the lines between its high-end and mid-range products which will reportedly look extremely similar next year. According to a wide variety of leaks that surfaced online in recent months, the Galaxy A (2018) series will adopt the Infinity Display-centered design Samsung originally developed for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, with the upcoming handsets being expected to feature tall screens with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and minimal bezels. None of the mid-rangers are said to sport curved edges and should hence be more similar to the Galaxy S8 Active and its flat QHD display. According to recent rumors, the Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) will actually be marketed as the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus, with the rebranding being yet another hint that Samsung is looking to position its next devices as offerings meant to compete in the upper mid-range market segment.
The premium focus of the upcoming lineup is likely to lead to a price increase and will also reportedly remove a direct follow-up to the Galaxy A3 (2017) out of the equation, insiders suggested earlier this fall. No firm availability windows for the Galaxy A (2018) lineup have yet been provided, though an early 2018 launch seems likely. The series is expected to be available in most parts of the world, albeit its full roster is said to be limited to select markets, with the majority of Samsung’s target countries being set to receive just the Galaxy A8 and not its larger counterpart, as indicated by previous rumors.