Samsung has been in the process of updating the entire A and J series of smartphones for 2016.
However, the Samsung Galaxy A8 seems to be the only phone omitted from the list, but not for long. The phone has just been spotted on the GFXBench database with new and improved specifications, which is a clear sign that it is meant for the 2016 edition. The Galaxy A series is largely remembered for transforming the design language at Samsung. The South Korean company went from making phones with cheap plastic to premium quality devices only after the Samsung Galaxy A8 came out.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy A8 will be receiving the same processors and architecture behind the successful Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which was available in some regions with the Exynos 7420 processor. Samsung’s decision to opt for Exynos in some regions has not been criticized since it has been proven that Exynos processors are more than capable of matching up with the snapdragon counterparts. In fact, there are even instances of the Exynos processors being faster than the snapdragon processor.
The benchmark tests revealed that the Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 will come with 3 GB of RAM in order to complement the new and faster processor. Given that the current generation phone only had 2 GB, this feels like a substantial improvement. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 is likely to ship only with the android 6.0 operating system, but it is highly likely to receive the android 7.0 update extremely soon. The phone will come with a 5.1-inch screen that has full HD resolution. This would seem like a change compared to the current generation phone, which has a 5.7-inch screen. However, the snapdragon 615 octa-core processor used in the 2015 version is substantially underpowered.
It appears that some of the aspects of the 2015 version like the 16-megapixel rear camera and a five-megapixel front camera will be retained on the 2016 version. This does make for a good reading since these cameras have proven to be more than effective in day-to-day conditions. In fact, there is no reason why they cannot compete with the 12-megapixel shooter found on the current generation Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Internal storage appears to remain the similar 32 GB even on the 2016 variant, but there is little reason to complain in this regard.
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