Samsung appears to be working on an all-new handset to be unveiled under its Galaxy A-series which could turn out to be the successor of the Galaxy A8 lineup that was launched at the end of last year. The news comes in the form of a listing that a device modelled SM-A750FN passes through benchmarking site GeekBench revealing a few if not all details.
Spotted first by Twitter tipster Roland Quandt, the Samsung device in question was powered by its own Exynos 7885 chipset which already powers the last year Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). The listing also shows that the handset uses 4GB of RAM, indicating that it might be the base model of the next generation A8 series. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on top.
While the listed device hints of the Galaxy A7 moniker, it needs to be noted that last year’s SM-A730F was instead manufactured as the Galaxy A8 Plus. The A8+ 2018 carried the SM-A730xx model number while the A7 2017 had SM-A720xx as its model number. Samsung might just have skipped out on the number 4 since it’s considered unlucky in Korea and it only seems logical for the SM-A750FN to be the successor of the Galaxy A8 2018. Who knows, maybe the device will be called the Galaxy A9 2019 when it releases.
With no internal changes made, it remains to be seen if Samsung’s SM-A750FN will be designed accordingly to the norms of 2018; maybe with a notch or an elongated display would do the trick. As for the Geekbench listing, the A750FN performed like most mid-range smartphones from Samsung scoring a decent 1,526 points in single core test and reaching 4,265 points on multi-core performance.