Samsung announces Exynos 9810 chipset, will likely power Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+


Samsung enjoyed a great deal of fame throughout 2017, thanks to its Galaxy S8 series and the Galaxy Note 8.

This suggests the company's A5 smartphone will do away with hardware buttons on the front and strive for a "screen-only" feel.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) is expected to be powered by Exynos 7885 Octa-core SoC, paired with 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 256 GB). However, there is no clarity on the screen size (most probably to offer either 5.7 or 5.8-inch edge to edge display).

Samsung's next-generation Galaxy A series smartphones will reportedly feature 18:9 Infinity Display, which is now exclusive to its flagship smartphones such as Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

Unfortunately, the FCC documents haven't revealed any other details or specifications of the device.

Samsung has publicly discussed the possibility of a 2018 launch for a bendable phone, so hopefully we see these concepts in a physical device sooner rather than later. Speculations are rife that the company may debut a second-generation iPhone SE 2 in first quarter of 2018. As mentioned above, the upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) are pegged to arrive with Infinity Display design.

Some may speculate that the alleged small-sized smartphone Infinity Display could be the Galaxy A3 (2018). However, the rumor mill is silent on the existence of Galaxy A3 (2018).

Samsung has announced the launch of a new color version for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in South Korea.

Meanwhile, users can also now adjust the transparency of the notifications to suit their preference, and Samsung's Smart View has been upgraded to let your smartphone display go dark when you're mirroring it on the TV - something that should be handy for those who use the feature.