We first picked up on the Galaxy A8 (2016) about a month ago when benchmark results of the handset revealed some specifications. Samsung launched the Galaxy A8 in July last year so a refresh is due, particularly since other handsets in the Galaxy A series have already been refreshed for 2016. A few weeks ago the Galaxy A8 (2016) received its Bluetooth certification and made a pit stop at the FCC which is normally an indication that a launch is not that far off. Today, we’re seeing the first leaked renders of the Galaxy A8 (2016).
The leaked renders from @OnLeaks who points out that with dimensions of 156.5 x 77.5 x 7.3mm the Galaxy A8 (2016) looks more or less like a larger Galaxy S7 with a relocated speaker. If these specifications are true then this handset is even going to be wider and taller than the Galaxy Note 7.
Galaxy A8 (2016) : Specs
- 5.7-inch full HD display - 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 processor - 3GB of RAM - 32GB of expandable storage - 16-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera - fingerprint sensor - Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow - 3050mAh Li-Lon Battery
Samsung has not yet confirmed anything about this device officially so it’s a bit unclear right now precisely when it’s going to launch the Galaxy A8 (2016) and how much it’s going to charge for it.