There's An Unreleased Galaxy A5

Posted: Aug 28 2016, 7:56pm CDT | by , in Android


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There's An Unreleased Galaxy A5
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Samsung originally released the Galaxy A5 to acclaim in 2014 and then followed it up with the beloved Galaxy A5 this year. The device is still relatively new, but they are already working on the next phone that could be the 2017 Galaxy A5. This unreleased phone has a completely different model number than any other version of the phone. Labelled as SM-A520F, it will have more RAM than the current model - jumping from 2GB to 3GB. It will also have a newer Exynos process to complete with 8 cores and 1.87GHz.

The benchmark showed up at Geekbench, with the new device getting quite a few larger upgrades that are sure to get a lot of fans curious. The current 2016 version has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, but the new details suggest that the new one will be powered by Samsung's own octa-core Exynos 7880 and the Mali T830 GPU for graphics. It is likely to have an extra gigabyte of RAM as well, which will make the phone work much more quickly. There is nothing to suggest how much more (if any) internal space there will be, but many people do suspect that Samsung will be changing up and increasing the internal memory as well - from 16GB to 32GB.

The new phone will probably have the same 5.2" displace and the same 1080x1920 resolution, which means that it will be Full HD. There wasn't anything new to be said about the cameras, though many suspect that the 16-megapixel sensors will be on both the front and the back of the phone, with the back sensor having an f/1.9 aperture.

The battery doesn't get any airtime either. There really isn't any indication as to what is going to happen. The benchmark does state that the device will be released running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and that it will feature TouchWiz. Samsung could choose to update to Android 7.0 Nougat after release, however.

Current industry insiders, like those on Android Headlines, believe that the phone will be announced alongside new versions of the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A7 in late November or early December.

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