Leaked Brochure Reveals More About Samsung Galaxy A8

Another day, another Galaxy A8 leak. Samsung's upcoming smartphone has now got almost all its hardware specifications revealed through what looks like an official brochure from Samsung, an image of which, was sent to GSMArena by a reader from South Korea named Sung Kim. While the device has already had most of its specs leaked on the net, including a hands-on video, the current leak does add a little bit more credence to the rumors swirling around thus far. While we had already heard the device will land with a 5.7-inch full HD 1080p screen and a Snapdragon 615 chipset, the current image seems to basically confirm the first part of that news. The brochure shows the 1080p screen will be around 143.9 mm (5.66-inches) in size and will be of the Super AMOLED variety. The leaked document also shows the device will be powered by an octa-core processor, with four cores running at 1.8 GHz and four others at 1.3 GHz, although it doesn't seem to exactly name the chip.

According to the document, the device will be running Android 5.1 Lollipop out the box, which is to be expected. The smartphone will also come with the combination of 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which will be expandable by up to 128 GB with the help of a microSD card. Additionally, the device will come with Cat.6 LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) and DMB (Digital Media Broadcasting). The last feature will, in all probability, be present only in the Korean version, where streaming television content over mobile is apparently pretty popular. If the document is to be believed, the smartphone will come with a 3,050 mAh battery, and will be 5.9 mm in thickness. The device will weigh 151 grams and measure 158.0 x 76.8 mm in size.

Earlier leaks have already pointed at an ISOCELL 16 megapixel camera on the rear and a 5 megapixel camera on the front, but the current leak seems to provide some more info about the rear camera on the smartphone. The promotional brochure clearly says the rear sensor will have an f/1.9 aperture and feature Real-Time HDR, not unlike what's seen in the company's flagship device, the Galaxy S6. So while hardly anything else remains a mystery regarding the Galaxy A8, there are a few aspects which remain unknown commodities. We're yet to get any pricing info, nor do we know the launch date. Of course, the exact SoC remains a bit of a mystery as well, although the Snapdragon 615 looks like a safe bet at this point. The image of the brochure that forms the basis of this report can be seen below.

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