Samsung to launch foldable smartphone next year: Will it be the Galaxy S8?
Samsung attributes its positive earnings this year to the success of its flagship smartphones the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. In picture: A model poses with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Samsung appears to be gearing up to release the Galaxy A8 (2016), perhaps this month, as it has been spotted on a couple of benchmarking websites. The company has has already released 2016 version of Galaxy J, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 Pro, and Galaxy J2 (2016), but not the successor of Galaxy A8 so far.

The South Korean technology giant is tight-lipped on the release date of the Galaxy A8 (2016), but it may happen in August, as its predecessor was launched during this time of the year. It has got Bluetooth certification, giving a hint that its launch is around the corner.

Now, a device with model number SM-A810F, believed to be the Galaxy A8 (2016), has been spotted on Geekbench with a 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 processor, a 3GB of RAM and an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. The same device has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India. Specifications seen in Geekbench are in sync with that of GFXBench benchmark test. 

GFXBench listing has Galaxy A8 (2016) sporting a 5.1-inch display with 1,080x1,920 resolution, an Exynos 7420 processor with an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU, a Mali-T760 MP8 GPU, a 32GB internal memory, a 3GB RAM, a 16MP main camera, and a 5MP front-snapper.

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