While Samsung hasn't confirmed the existence of the A8, we've already seen the smartphone in several live photos. And now we can see it in new images, thanks to the fact that the device was approved by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (aka TENAA).
TENAA is confirming that the Galaxy A8 (model number SM-A8000) is only 5.94 mm thin, while also confirming many of its features. The new handset sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is powered by an octa-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 processor. The A8 also comes with LTE, a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 16 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3050 mAh battery.
The Galaxy A8 is built around a metal frame, and kind of looks like a larger Galaxy S6.
In addition to being certified in China, the A8 was also recently approved by the FCC. However, the A8 that visited the FCC only has support for LTE band 41, which means it's a China-bound model. We don't know exactly when Samsung will announce the Galaxy A8, but it should happen pretty soon.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A8000)
sources: TENAA, FCC