Although Samsung tends to be shy from using competing chips, the newly equipped quad-camera Galaxy A9 has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660. And according to an industry source, the company has yet another Snapdragon-powered release on its sleeves.  Specifically, the current model will be powered by Qualcomm's top medium Snapdragon 710. This means that consumers should expect prices to be below Samsung's flagship offer, but above the newly announced Galaxy A9 (2018). In view of this positioning, the South Korean giant may potentially market the device like the Galaxy A10. This name will be quite appropriate considering the upcoming Galaxy S1
0 and Galaxy Note 10 devices. Alternatively, it can be marketed as Galaxy AX in a nod to Apple's iPhone X Series.
At the moment it is unclear what the other smartphone will bring to the table. Although a glass and aluminum build together with an Infinity Display seems quite likely. Quality cameras will probably be included as well. Unfortunately, storage, RAM and battery data are not required.
Consumers should expect this smartphone to be purchased from the beginning of January, which means that an announcement at the end of December is extremely likely. If this is the case, Samsung may want to launch the device with an updated Galaxy A8.