Slim Samsung Galaxy A8 with Finger-print Sensor Officially Launched in China
Slim Samsung Galaxy A8 with Finger-print Sensor Officially Launched in ChinaSamsung China

Samsung's un-released phone, the Galaxy A8 (2016), has made a stop at a performance-testing site, revealing key features of the device.

As per the leaked AnTuTu product description page, Samsung device (SM-A810F), understood to be Galaxy A8 (2016), is said to sport a full HD (1920x1080p) display and come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow backed by Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7420 octa-core CPU, Mali-T760 graphics engine, 3GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, 8MP primary camera and a 5MP snapper on the front.

The aforementioned details of the Galaxy A8 (2016) contradict the previous reports in terms of two aspects — primary camera and storage. Last week, the SM-A810F, which was spotted on GFXbench was showed to have 16MP camera and 32GB storage.

We believe both the devices are actually prototypes of the Galaxy A8 (2016). Usually Samsung and other OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) produce multiple units of the same device and depending on the test results, they finalise the model for mass production. We don't have to wait long for the official confirmation, as the Galaxy A8 (2016) is expected to be unveiled very soon.

Its predecessor had made a debut in July last year. The new Galaxy A8 (2016) is expected to make an appearance in late September or in October.

In a related development, Samsung has officially commenced the global recall of its 2016 flagship phablet. It has urged all Galaxy Note7 owners to return the device immediately. As a precautionary measure, Samsung is getting ready to roll out a firmware update to the device, so that charging does not goes beyond 60 percent to offset the device from getting overheated and exploding.

Read more: Samsung urges Galaxy Note7 owners to participate in replacement programme immediately

Leaked specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016):

Model Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
Display 5.7-inch super AMOLED full HD (1920x1080p) screen
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core CPU
GPU Mali-T760
Storage 32GB or 64GB
  • Main: 8MP or 16MP camera with LED flash
  • Front: 5MP camera
Dimensions 156.5 x 77.5 x 7.3 mm