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Samsung’s New Galaxy A8 2016 features 5.7″ Super AMOLED Display, 3GB RAM & Fingerprint Sensor



After all the rumors, Galaxy A8 2016 has been announced after the earlier leaks. This device will be the successor of the Galaxy A8 that was launched last year. This device will come with 7.2mm thick frame and moreover the South Korean giant has also added a fingerprint sensor to enhance the security levels.

Unlike the earlier leaks, this A8 2016 from Samsung will come with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display instead of 5.1-inch and will be sporting an FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels). To power the device there is an Octa-Core 64-bit, 14nm Exynos 7420 processor coupled with Mali T760 GPU and 3GB RAM.

The Galaxy A8 will come out of the box with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box and will come with 32GB of internal memory that can be further extended up to a maximum of 256GB via microSD card. On the camera front, there is a 16MP camera which is accompanied with 8MP camera on the front. The rear camera is accompanied with LED flash and comes with f/1.9 aperture.

On the back, there is a 3300 mAh battery and supports 4G LTE connectivity. The other connectivity options include Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GLONASS. The device will come I Blue, Grey, and Pink color variants and is priced at $588 (649,000 won / Rs. 39,240) in Korea. The Galaxy A8 2016 will be available for pre-order from SK Telecom from 1st of October. The handset will be competing against few flagship devices from LG, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony and other major smartphone makers.

Earlier: Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 with Exynos 7420 SoC & 64GB Storage Listed on Antutu

The first look of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) was leaker earlier that shows the speaker placement on the side edge. Now Anutu has posted few important specifications of the Galaxy A8 (2016) that comes with the model number SM-A810F. While the screen size is not mentioned, the Geekbench listing mentioned the device to feature 5.1-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It will be running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the TouchWiz UI on top. While the Android 7.0 Nougat is already released, the compnay might later update the device to the latest Android.

Under the hood, the Galaxy A8 2016 is powered by Exynos 7870 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-T760 GPU. It also packs 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. We also expect the device to feature MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. On the camera front, the device comes with just an 8MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Talking about the Geekbench listing, it showed the device to come with just 32GB of storage and sport 16MP rear camera.



Earlier: Sep 12, 2016 – The Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 was earlier spotted on GFXBench with a 5.1-inch display and 3GB RAM, and now the famous leakster – OnLeaks has revealed that Galaxy A8 2016 will be launched in the final quarter of 2016 and will also come with relocated speaker grill as we have seen in the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime.

The tweet also revealed that this new Galaxy A8 2016 will be like a larger Galaxy S7, measuring 156 .5 x 77.5 x 7.3mm. This device will be the successor of the Galaxy A8 that was launched a year ago and the South Korean giant is known for launching the devices with the same name every year.

We already have the specifications list when it was spotted on GFXBench. If you are now aware of it, then let me take you through them once again. This handset from Samsung will come with a 5.1-inch FHD display on and is powered by a 2.1 GHz Exynos 7429 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and Mali-T760 GPU. Out of the box, the device will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, and we can expect the further updates.

There is a 16 MP shooter on the rear coupled with a 5 MP camera on the rear. The device will come with 32GB of onboard memory, and nothing was mentioned about the battery. We are not sure when exactly the device will be launched, but it is sure to get unveiled in the last quarter. Stay tuned for more news and other information.

Earlier: Samsung launched the Galaxy A8 last year around the same time, by the end of July. So as every year, the company is all set to refresh the previously launched device for the upcoming year. On the same lines, the company is now expected to launch the new version of the previously launched Galaxy A8. The galaxy A8 (2016) has been spotted online.

This new device has been spotted on the GFXBench website, where it has been benchmarked recently. Taking a look at the benchmark, it appears that the device features a 5.1-inch FHD display on the front. The device is powered by a 2.1 GHz Exynos 7429 processor and it comes packed with a 3GB of RAM. In terms of storage we are looking at a 32GB of internal storage option.

Talking about the camera, the Galaxy A8 sports a 16-megapixel rear facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facing selfie shooter. The device will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. This are all the details that we have as of now from the GFXBench website. But as per previous records, the company is not expected to make much changes here, since they have maintained overall a similar design throughout the A series.


The Galaxy A8 launched earlier is one of the most feature packed devices launched by the company. The Galaxy A8 launched earlier had a 5.7-inch display, which is rather bigger than the Galaxy A8 (2016) spotted now. In terms of specs, it sports a Snapdragon 615 chipset with quad-core CPU. It packed a 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage out of the box. We had the same camera last year as well which is 16-megapixel and a 5-megapixel for rear and the front respectively. You can check out our full written review of Galaxy A8 for more details. Stay tuned for more info as we don’t have any info on the availability or the pricing of the device as of now.


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