With the Galaxy Alpha, launched back in 2014, Samsung proposed a new design language, focusing on incredibly thin and good-looking phones, but available at pocket-friendly prices. This was just the beginning of the A-series, which currently consists in some of the most popular devices the manufacturer released. And they’re not going to stop!
After most of the Galaxy A models were upgraded, it’s time for the Samsung Galaxy A8, the 2016 model, to make its debut.
The handset was apparently benchmarked by GFXBench and it seems to be a pretty nice mid-ranger. However, the biggest attraction point of this smartphone will be the design. Measuring just 5.9 mm in thickness, the 2016 Samsung Galaxy A8 will be the thinnest in the manufacturer’s portfolio!
Otherwise, in terms of specs, the GFXBench listing is pointing to a 5.1″ display, with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while at the core it will be powered by a Exynos 7420 chip, with eight threads running at 2.1 GHz, instead of last year’s Snapdragon, Mali-T760 MP8 GPU and 3 GB og RAM. The storage capacity will count 32 GB, but there’s no word about the presence of a micrSD card slot, allowing you to expand this.
While GFXBench are usually pretty accurate, there are still questions regarding the size of the display. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) has also been spotted on India’s import-export site Zauba, listed as SM-A810F, with a 5.7″ display this time.
Considering that last year’s Galaxy A8 was also using a 5.7″ panel, it would make sense to see the same size, but it seems that Samsung opted for a smaller display for this year’s model, but kept the same full HD resolution, resulting a higher pixel density.
Finally, in terms of camera, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 will come with a 16 MP sensor on the back, able to shoot full HD videos, while the 5 MP front mounted snapper is also great for taking some quick selfies and video chatting.
There’s no info about a potential release date, but the launch should be scheduled for August. As for the price, multiple sources have been pointing to no more than $205.