It’s not exactly a secret Samsung releases tons of smartphones every year, ranging from their entry-level units, all the way to flagship ‘Galaxy S’ and ‘Galaxy Note’ devices. The company’s ‘Galaxy A’ line of devices belongs at the very middle of the pack, these are usually mid-range devices which offer great build quality and nice specs, but are nowhere near the very best this company has to offer. That being said, Samsung had introduced a number of Galaxy A devices last year, including the first-gen Galaxy A8 smartphone. This handset was announced back in July last year, which was over a year ago. It’s about time Samsung introduces the second-gen Galaxy A8 smartphone, right? Well, sure is, and the latest leak more or less confirms it, read on.
The all-new model of the company’s Galaxy A8 handset surfaced on GFXBench, and it not only confirmed its existence, but also its partial specs. According to GFXBench, the Galaxy A8 (2016) will sport a 5.1-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Its storage will quite probably going to be expandable, but we cannot know for sure at the moment. The device will be fueled by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, which is Samsung’s flagship SoC for 2015, and still quite a powerful processor. The device will sport a 16-megapixel shooter on the back, and a 5-megapixel unit will be available up front. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on the new Galaxy A8, and on top of it, you’ll be able to find Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI.
That is more or less it as far as specs go, we’ll have to wait for the official announcement in order to check out the device’s full spec sheet. Interesting enough, GFXBench claims that the Galaxy A8 (2016) will sport a 5.1-inch display, while its predecessor shipped with a 5.7-inch panel. Does this seem odd to you? Well, it is, though do keep in mind it’s possible GFXBench is wrong, and that the phone will ship with a 5.7-inch panel in the end, even Zauba listing predicts such an outcome. We still don’t know when will Samsung introduce this smartphone, but considering its predecessor was announced over a year ago, you can expect this phone to land within the next few weeks.