We have been hearing rumors and seeing leaks regarding which devices will be making an appearance, and it seems that Samsung and LG have some new devices in store for CES 2018.
According to Korean news site ETnews, Samsung may unveil its new Galaxy A8 and A8+ devices, while LG is reported to announce its next K series phone. Exact dates weren’t shared, but CES will run from Jan. 9-12, which is right around the corner.
Although the upcoming Galaxy A and K models are considered “mid-range”, they will be quite different in terms of specs and looks.
The Galaxy A8 and A8+ have been leaked incessantly, to the point where the Galaxy A8 (2018)’s manual was found on Samsung’s own website. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) appeared in leaked photos and a hands-on video recently, and its specifications have been more or less confirmed.
The Samsung phones are rumored to get the following features: According to ETNews, both phones in Samsung’s new A8 series have 18:9 Infinity Displays, and they’re said to adopt the Galaxy S8‘s edge-to-edge design.
When it comes to software, they’ll reportedly ship with ‘Split View’ and ‘Pop-Up View’ — Samsung’s split-screen and picture-in-picture modes, respectively — and Bixby Home and Bixby Remind services. Bixby Voice won’t be pre-installed, but that’s not too surprising — the leaked Galaxy A8 designs don’t have a dedicated Bixby key, unlike the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) series is said to come with Samsung Pay, fingerprint sensors, USB Type-C ports, and 3.5mm headphone jacks. The Galaxy A8+, meanwhile, will reportedly be the first Galaxy A series phone with a 6-inch Super AMOLED display.
Meanwhile, the report claims the LG K series phone may get things like: LG’s K new series phone will come with LG Pay, FM radio, 5.3-inch Full HD display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, according to the report. It’ll also have an improved grip, and a thinner design than the previous model.
It’s worth noting that both LG and Samsung announced their latest K series and Galaxy A series phones at CES 2017, so a CES 2018 announcement would continue this trend.
Unfortunately, it seems that Samsung and LG will be waiting a bit longer before unveiling their 2018 flagship devices.
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