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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) gets FCC approval, Launch imminent?

Galaxy A5 2018 is coming soon. Looks like Samsung is soon going to revamp the entire Galaxy A series with the new 2018 variants as we have seen recently that the new Galaxy A7 2018 received FCC approval with model number SM-A730F and now the Galaxy A5 2018 has received FCC approval with model number SM-A530N. The other 2018 variants of the Galaxy A series are also expected to get FCC approval soon and we can expect that the new variants will be launched as soon as next month.

Galaxy A5 2018 Specs on FCC

The FCC approval for the Galaxy A5 2018 with model number SM-A530N also comes with usual tests related to LTE, 2G, 3g and other connectivity options but the FCC approval doesn’t have any details on the major specifications of the device.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 SM-A530N FCC
Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 SM-A530N FCC

The FCC approval documents for the Galaxy A5 2018 with model number SM-A530N confirm that it will have connectivity options such as WiFi IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 GHz), Bluetooth, NFC and other options. The model SM-A530N belongs to a Korean model and is expected to be available with SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus (LG U +) carriers in Korea. The device will be powered by a 2.2 GHz processor which might be the company’s Exynos 7885 processor.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 (SM-A530X) FCC
Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 (SM-A530X) FCC

Another model SM-A530X got approved for FCC. The FCC approval documents for the Galaxy A5 2018 confirm that it will have 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, WiFi, GPS and other connectivity options but no other details about the device are currently available in the FCC approval documents of the device.

Galaxy A5 (2018) Rumored Specs

The device has recently been spotted listed by Geekbench with 4GB of RAM and Exynos 7885, which hints that all the newer Galaxy A series variants will have upgraded specifications from its predecessors. According to the rumours, the Galaxy A5 2018 will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD+ display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and will have a fingerprint scanner on the rear side near the rear camera with LED flash. More details will be available soon.

Galaxy A5 2017
Galaxy A5 2017

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Specs

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 was launched with a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1.87GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 processor that comes with Mali-T830 GPU. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage capacity that also comes with support for expandable storage of up to 256GB with a microSD card slot. It also runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and supports dual-SIMs.

It features a similar 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 16-megapixel front cameras. It comes powered by a smaller 3000mAh battery instead of a 3600mAh one. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the physical home button and a water-resistant body. It measures 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm and supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C connectivity options.

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