Samsung dug deeper into the large-screened smartphones back in 2015 with the introduction of the Galaxy A and Galaxy J series.
While the former came in to join the mid-range family, the latter is a low-end model that still offers roomy displays and an amazing set of features.
Now, the South Korean tech giant has been updating these Galaxy A and Galaxy J units with 2016 models and apparently, it is the turn for the Galaxy A8 2016 to make its way to the public’s eyes. Released back in 2015, the original Samsung Galaxy A8 came in to many people’s surprise. It packs a premium-like design and top-notch specs that make it the closest you can get to a Galaxy S6.
Now that the Galaxy S7 is already here, Samsung is set to come in with a new Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 that should for sure be the closest you can get to the flagship Galaxy S7. In fact, notorious Twitter leaker known as OnLeaks claims that the Galaxy A8 2016 looks more like a larger Galaxy S7. The newest photo leaks come after several other leaks showed up with details of the supposed specs of the Galaxy A8 2016.
Courtesy of Geekbench and GFXBench, we also have a list of specs and feature that are expected to be seen when the phone comes out. The phone was also seen at the FCC, an indicator that its release is imminent. Even though the screen size is yet to be confirmed, the statement by OnLeaks could easily mean that the phone will carry a huge 5.7-inch display panel, just like what is packed on the previous handset. This screen will keep the Super AMOLED Full HD panel as well, however, there will be some real power under the hood.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 will come with the same chipset that powered last year’s Samsung flagships – an Exynos 7420 octa-core. In addition to this, the upper-mid-range handset will keep the same 3GB RAM as what you find in these 2015 flagships as well as a Mali-T760 MP7 GPU. You get an expandable on-system storage of 32GB. In terms of camera, the Galaxy A8 2016 will reportedly keep the same specs as the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6, which is a 16MP rear snapper and 5MP selfie camera.
As for now, we have no word on when Samsung is planning to unveil the Galaxy A8 2016, but given that it has already made it through the FCC, it should happen in the near future. Still, don’t expect to find Android Nougat on the phone, instead, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will power the handset out of the box.
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