Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Benchmark Visit Gives Away Key Specifications Ahead of Release

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Samsung is apparently gearing up to release not just a top-end Galaxy handset, but also an upper-mid-range one. The South Korean tech giant just released an official ad of the?Galaxy Note 7 ahead of the August 2 release. Apart from the?Note 7, Samsung?s Galaxy A8 (2016) is reportedly in the works.

Today, this device apparently made a silent visit to the?GFXBench site revealing key configurations. Samsung?s Galaxy A series is known for the full-metallic look it brings to the otherwise mid-range device. Hence, the expectation surrounding this handset is quite high.

The 2015 version of the Galaxy A8 came with 0.23-inch thickness, which makes it the slimmest handset from this OEM. Even though the benchmark sites generally don?t give out the thickness and weight related configurations, it?s safe to assume that the South Korean tech giant would trim the device down further.

Moreover,?Phone Arena noted that the Galaxy A8 (2016) was recently spotted in India’s import-export tracker database ?Zauba.? The model number listed in Zauba specific to this smartphone was ?SM-A810F.? Usually, device manufacturers send their yet-to-be-released devices to India for?testing and evaluation. This also corroborates the impending release rumors.

Galaxy A8 2016 (Image Credit: Gfxbench)

Galaxy A8 2016 (Image Credit: Gfxbench)

According to GFXBench, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) features a 5.1-inch display, complemented by 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution. Under the hood, Samsung?s own Exynos 7420 chipset powers this model. The Exynos 7420 chip works in tandem with an octa-core processor, running at 2.1GHz.

While Mali-T760 MP8 GPU takes care of the graphics, the entire configuration is backed by a 3GB of RAM. The base variant of this device reportedly comes equipped with 32GB of native storage space. The listing also says this handset runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.

Camera-wise, the Galaxy A8 (2016) sports a 16-megapixel rear-facing sensor, in addition to a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies.


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