Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ get price cut in India

Mindy Sparks
October 16, 2017

Where the newest Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is getting an update with software version A520FXXS2BQIJ, the 2016 variant is getting an update with software version A510FXXU4CQJ1 and weighs about 27MB, which is not odd for an update that only carries a monthly security patch and a few other performance improvements and bug fixes. These renders show that the mid-range handsets will have Infinity Displays, which have an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 2160 by 1080 pixels. He had previously worked for Ericsson and Samsung's smartphone research center.

At the back, there would be a single camera setup along with a flash module and just beneath it, one can see fingerprint sensor.

The South Korean technology giant is tight-lipped on the release date of its upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) but reports have claimed that they would be unveiled early next year. The power button and the grills for the loudspeaker will likely be located on the right-hand side of the smartphone while the opposite side contains the volume rocker and the SIM card slot. The Verge described the Bixby button as structural bloatware, while some users were curious if they could repurpose the button to rather access other features or a digital assistant competitor like Google Assistant.


If the renders are true, bringing the Infinity Display to Samsung's mid-range lineup will definitely be well appreciated by those who have loved the near bezel-less design of the company's recent premium flagships, but have found the price point to be a little too high.

The Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a 5.5-inch display while the Galaxy A7 (2017) features a 6-inch display. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos Series 9 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. The smartphones can now be availed at Rs 17,990 and Rs 20,990, respectively, as per Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom. As we approach the launch of the 2018 versions, the price cut makes sense.

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