The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) With Infinity Display Confirmed: What's Next For Samsung?
The Infinity Display, which Samsung introduced to the world through the Galaxy S8, will also appear in the Galaxy A5 (2018).
The nearly bezel-less design is expected in next year's flagship smartphones, but it appears that Samsung will be expanding the Infinity Display to its mid-range lineup.
Samsung Galaxy S5 (2018) Infinity Display Confirmed
According to a report by SamMobile, evidence proves that next year's Galaxy A5 will have an 18.5:9 aspect ratio similar to the Galaxy S8, compared to past Galaxy A devices that had the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. This confirms that the Infinity Display will be used for the upcoming update to the mid-range smartphone.
With Samsung expanding the Infinity Display into the 2018 edition of the Galaxy A5, it may be safe to assume that the Galaxy A7 (2018) will also come with the design. This is purely speculation, but it would be strange for Samsung to bring the Infinity Display to the Galaxy A5 without doing the same for its larger Galaxy A7 counterpart.
With an Infinity Display in front, the Galaxy A5 will have its fingerprint sensor moved from the home button (which will be removed) to the smartphone's back. The placement, however, was suggested to be below the camera, instead of beside it as seen in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.
However, there are some reports that the Infinity Display that will be used for the Galaxy A5 will not be curved. Instead, it will have the same screen that can be found on the Galaxy S8 Active, which will be arriving to T-Mobile and Sprint after initially being an exclusive device for AT&T.
Not everything about the Galaxy A5 (2018) is good news though, as the evidence also revealed that the smartphone will launch with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, even if Android 8.0 Oreo is already out. This is similar to the Galaxy Note 8, which also shipped with that particular version of Android. Customers looking forward to the mid-range smartphone, however, should hope that the specifications are not yet final and that the Galaxy A5 will be released next year with Android 8.0 Oreo installed.
What's Next For Samsung's Infinity Display
As Samsung expands its Infinity Display feature beyond its flagship smartphones, the company is likely already looking forward to what it could do next with the design.
A new Samsung patent may have revealed what the company has planned for the future. The patent, filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization, discusses a true all-screen front for a smartphone.
There is no indication that Samsung will move ahead with this design in a future smartphone, as most patents do not go beyond technical drawings. Still, the patent is an interesting look into the mindset of Samsung as it moves forward.