Last year, Samsung Galaxy A8 was released in August with a Full HD display, Snapdragon 615 SoC, and 2GB RAM. After all, these are considerably the standard set of specifications that most of the users find satisfactory in the mid-range segment. However, if we ignore the massive 5.7-inch screen, 2GB RAM seems comparatively lesser than the phones available in a similar price range.
While the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is already expected to launch by the end of 2016, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is still nowhere to be seen. Keeping all these things mind, Samsung is reportedly gearing up to introduce the new Galaxy A8 (2016), if the leaked renders and surrounding rumors are to be believed.
However, the rumored Galaxy A8 (2016) is already up on a couple of benchmarks since July this year. Initially, the phone was spotted on GFXBench, which revealed that the phone would be powered by a 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 SoC as well as a 5.1-inch Full HD display. A couple of weeks later, the phone was spotted again on Geekbench with more details like 3GB of RAM and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Looking at the renders, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) might feature the glass sandwich design from the Galaxy S7. What it means is that there will be a glass on both the sides i.e. the back as well as the front, along with a metal frame in between. However, according to the latest leak, the phone will sport a bigger 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display like its predecessor.
The phone will have 32GB of internal storage along with an option to expand storage via a microSD card slot. In terms of camera, the device will house a 16-megapixel camera as well as a 5-megapxiel front-facing camera. The phone is also rumored to house a fingerprint scanner on the Home button.