Samsung Galaxy A8 Leak Reveals Exynos 7420 Chip, Smaller 5.1-Inch Dsiplay

Samsung Galaxy A8
(Photo : Samsung) The original Samsung Galaxy A8 was an impressive handset from 2015, and it looks like this year's upgrade will continue that reputation.

A Samsung device listed as SM-A810 was spotted in a recently leaked benchmark test, and it is believed to be the new version of the Galaxy A8.

The original Galaxy A8 was released last year, and it was also the first model in the A series to come with a full metal unibody design.

It came with an impressive 5.7-inch display with a full HD 1080p screen resolution, a Snapdragon 615 (or an Exynos 5 Octa depending on the region), 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage and a 16-megapixel camera.

It had pretty decent specs for a mid-range $200 to $300 device, making it one of the most desirable handsets for the budget conscious.

It has already been over a year since the first Galaxy A8 hit the market, and now it looks like its successor is already on its way.

The 2016 Galaxy A8 was recently revealed to come with a smaller 5.1-inch display, but, fortunately, it will still come with a full HD 1080p screen resolution, according to GFXBench published benchmarks.


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The leaked benchmarks also listed the 2016 Galaxy A8 to come with an octa-core 2.1GHz Exynos 7 Octa processor, along with an ARM Mali-T760 MP8 for graphics.

As for memory, the site listed that the handset will come with 2.6GB of RAM, and 25GB of internal storage. When the device launches, it will be sold as having 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Lastly, the benchmarks also revealed that the Galaxy A8 2016 will still come with a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing one.

Comparing it to last year's model, the only major upgrade is the inclusion of the newer Exynos 7420 Octa-core processor and a larger capacity RAM.

The only thing that may irk some users would probably be the smaller screen size. The original came with a 5.7-inch screen, while this year's model is listed as having a 5.1-inch screen.

There is no word yet on why Samsung decided to make the screen smaller for this year's model, but perhaps the company is betting that there's still a high demand for smaller handsets.

Samsung has not yet made the handset official, but it is possible that it will launch this August. The original Galaxy A8 was launched in the United States on August 14, according to 9To5Google.

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