Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 Spotted Powered By Octa-Core Exynos Processor
Seemingly out of the blue, Samsung seems all set to launch a successor to their popular Galaxy A8 smartphone and from the looks of things, it might be available pretty soon. A new listing of Galaxy A8 has been spotted on the FCC website with a different FCC Certification ID, A3LSCV32.
Alongside the ID, the documents attached also include screenshot of the battery capacity and some details about the technical specifications of the device, which right now is being referred to as Galaxy A8 (2016) although the name might change in the future or it might end up getting shipped as a revised version of the current A8.
The device supposedly has a screen size of 5.7-inch which is similar to A8 but in terms of power, it certainly is more powerful than its predecessor and is expected to use Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa-core processor, also being used in flagship phones like Galaxy S6. The new A8 will have 2GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The graphics chip is expected to be Mali’s T760.
Surprisingly the battery size of A8 (2016) seems to be a bit underwhelming especially for a phone of this size since it is just 3050mAh. While it is the same as the current A8, it would have been nice to have a battery upgrade as well.
The Galaxy A8 (2016) is being tested on Android 5.1.1 so it is highly possible that it will ship with the same OS instead of Android 6.0 out of the box. According to a listing on Zauba, the unit price of a test phone is around $356 which seems pretty cheap, although it is possible that the final retail price would be higher.
Source: Phone Arena