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 released the Galaxy A8 in August last year. The firm is in news again for a different reason as it is about to complete a year-long cycle in the market. It has now emerged that the Galaxy A8 (2016) could hit the market sooner than later.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) has been benchmarked by GFXBench, which can be taken as hint that it will be released soon, perhaps next month, as its predecessor was released in this month last year. A device with model number SM-A810F, believed to be the 2016 version of Galaxy A8 has also been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India.

According to GFXBench benchmark test (via PhoneArena), the Galaxy A8 (2016) will sport a 5.1-inch display with 1,080x1,920 resolution, and will be powered by an Exynos 7420 processor with an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU and the Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. It went on to say that the new smartphone will come packed with a 32GB internal memory, a 3GB RAM, a 16MP main camera, and a 5MP front-snapper.

The South Korean technology giant has already released the 2016 version of Galaxy J, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 Pro, and Galaxy J2 (2016). So it won't come as a surprise if the company releases the Galaxy A8 (2016).

The Galaxy A8 that was released last year sports a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (386 ppi pixel density), is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow). It also features a 32GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card, a 2GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 31mm lens, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and 23mm lens, and a 3,050mAh battery.