Galaxy A7 (2018) to hit the shelves as the Galaxy A8+ (2018)

It’s (almost) official: the much-rumored Galaxy A7 (2018) will be called the Galaxy A8+ (2018) when it hits the shelves, according to a document spotted on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s (Bluetooth SIG) online database.

This news comes less than 24-hours after a separate document revealed that the Galaxy A5 (2018) will be branded the Galaxy A8 (2018) when it’s official, seemingly corroborating our theory that Samsung’s unifying its model names.

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All signs point towards the Galaxy A8+ (2018), like the Galaxy A8 (2018), shipping with an Infinity Display, an Exynos 7785 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. It should also ship running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

As you’re probably well aware by now, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) were certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance and Federal Communications Commission last month, suggesting that they’ll hit the shelves before the year’s out.

Galaxy A8 (2018) to launch before Christmas Day

We’re still waiting on an official release date, however—but we expect it to be set ahead of Christmas Day. While we seek confirmation, be sure to let us know whether you’re happy with the firm’s decision to unify its model names in the comments.


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Instead of Samsung doing this bullshit and knowing that it will discontinue the launch of new Galaxy A3, it should officialize the 2018 generation on Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9.

And why Galaxy A8 and not Galaxy A9, since the new Galaxy S will be the Galaxy S9 and the new Galaxy Note will be Galaxy Note 9? Because for Samsung the year only starts after the launch of a Galaxy S?
Maybe this would justify the nonsense of the new Galaxy A coming with Android Nougat, not Android Oreo (which would be the correct choice).


Want to see next year what they do with J line. J8 and J8+ ?


This is a great move by Samsung to rename these handsets as the A8 and A8+. There is still a lot of people out there who prefer the flat screens over the curved ones and retailers can easily sell these as alternatives to the S8 and S8+ to those who prefer the flat screen. Once they implement that front glass finger print sensor, I will personally be all over these… Starting with the Note 9 🙂


I, however, disagree. This is something that it should have applied since the beginning, and when I say that, it is since the launch of the Galaxy Alpha (which in theory, stimulated the creation of the current Galaxy A series), which should be Galaxy A2 (since we had a Galaxy A in 2010). That is, the new generation of the Galaxy A series should be named Galaxy A6. It’s something very similar to what happened with the Zenfone series from Asus, where we already had the launch of Zenfones 4, 5 and 6 in 2014, and now in 2017 and… Read more »