The Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 edition continues to elude us. Judging by the release time frame of last year’s model, the sequel should have already been unveiled by now but this isn’t the case and instead, the Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 keeps rearing its head through unofficial channels instead. The device was already spotted in the databases of benchmarking websites Geekbench and GFXBench, and has already passed through the FCC, signaling what could be an imminent market release. Now, the Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 has made yet another unofficial appearance, this time in the benchmarking tool AnTuTu.
According to a new post on the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, the Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 recently paid AnTuTu a visit, showcasing some of its characteristics. The list includes model number “SM-A810F”, and goes on to mention that the device is powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 System-on-Chip housing four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores operating at frequencies of up to 1.5 GHz, and an 8-core Mali-T760 graphics chip. The model exposed in AnTuTu appears to accommodate a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, as well as an 8-megapixel main camera coupled with a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor. Last but not least, the AnTuTu spec sheet includes 64 GB of on-board storage, as well as 3 GB of RAM. However, it should be noted that, according to all the previous leaks, this won’t be the only configuration available for the Samsung Galaxy A8, and in certain regions, the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 System-on-Chip with an Adreno 405 GPU.
All in all, the information above is not entirely new, but it does confirm most bits of information revealed thus far. Specifications aside, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) should wrap its components in an updated design similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7, presumably boasting a more modern 2.5D display as well as a glass back panel - as seen in the unofficial render above. As far as pricing is concerned, there’s no official word on the matter but the source behind the AnTutu screenshot below expects the smartphone to hit the shelves in China for the price of 2,000 Yuan give or take, which would translate to about $300 at today’s conversion rate.