Galaxy A8 (2016) specs and performance test leak: Exynos 7420, 3050 mAh battery

UPDATE: The SCV32 model is the A8 version for the Japanese carrier au by KDDI, running on Exynos 5430.

Just when we thought that Samsung couldn't leak more upcoming phones from its metal-clad A-series, an eventual Galaxy A8 (2016) leaked from the FCC database where it has undergone certification tests. The model number is listed with an FCC ID of A3LSCV32 there, while the current Galaxy A8 model is denoted as A3LSMA800S there. 

In fact, in the Equipment under Testing (EUT) section of the filing, the FCC says that A3LSCV32 shares the same enclosure and circuit board with its predecessor. Also, the Wi-fi and Bluetooth antenna with the adjacent circuitry are identical for the handsets, hinting that this might be indeed a Galaxy A8 successor. 

There's a bit more to be gleaned from the FCC filing about the Galaxy A8 (2016) - its dimensions are 157.9mm x 76.9 mm, which is largely the same as the 5.7" A8, so we'd wager to guess that the new A8 will again come with this screen diagonal. In fact, the FCC filing gives the screen diagonal directly as 144.3mm, which is exactly 5.68 inches, as you can see below. Furthermore, the battery capacity is listed as 3050 mAh, or the same we have in the current crop. Last but not least, the phone is being tested with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on board, so it might be released sooner rather than later, given that the software version won't be Marshmallow out of the box. 

Another confirmation for an upcoming new version of the Galaxy A8 we found in the GFXBench database, logged last week there. The processor is listed as Samsung's Exynos 7 Octa with ARM Mali-T760 graphics, or the same one that is in the Galaxy S6. There are 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage out of the box, too. Strangely enough, here the screen is listed with 1080p resolution, but only as 5.2 inches in diagonal.

Furthermore, we found that the new Galaxy A8 had also made a pass in the Zauba database, listed with a unit price which is the equivalent of $356. That's pretty cheap compared to the current A8 starting price, but these are apparently prototypes for a Japanese carrier, sent by Samsung for testing purposes, so their declared price may differ from the final retail tag. 

To recap all these findings about a potential Galaxy A8 (2016), we are looking at a 5.7" handset with 1080p display, 1.8 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and 16 MP camera on the rear, as well as a sealed 3050 mAh battery. We've already had rumors leaking about most every upcoming member of Samsung's 2016 A-series, including a Galaxy A9 today, so their announcement shouldn't be that far off.

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Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Is this the S6/Note 5 Neo I've been looking for? All this time of the year?

10. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

First off, where on earth is the A9 PA? Give us something juicy on that. Second, the A8 2016 with those specs and that price point is pretty sweet but I would have liked at least 3 GB of RAM as I'm still on a Note 3 (I know, its jurassic right?

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

This whole A serie is much more exciting than S and Note combined

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Let it be 2016 already...the hype for next year is too much!

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

wtf samsung E7420 is for high-end smartphone , im sure that A8 will be priced at 550 box

5. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

High end for 2015. Midrange 2016

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

*Upper midrange* you mean to say...

15. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

It's definitely not E7420. Look at the GPU, it's Mali 760T MP6 not MP8, and CPU max freq is 1.8 GHz. It's can be either a new mid range Samsung's mid range Exynos, or just Exynos 5433.

17. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Too high scores for a T760MP6. That's definitely Exynos 7420 and Mali MP8.

6. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

5.2" screen + 3000(or even more)mAh are the must have for 2016! If the screen goes beyond 5.2", should have at least 3500mAh.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The current A8 is 5.9mm thin, has a 3050mAh battery and it is one of the best scores on the GSMArena battery test. 93h single sim, 98h for dual sim. So combine that with the 7420 and it will be even better.

7. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The A8 does not have 7420, that's a rooted edited of that crap China phone that Samsung sold its 7420 to, you can tell by the specs

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What if you're wrong?!

12. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Go away, 2gb Ram only. Lmao.

13. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

a7 2015 has 3GB ram. a8 2016 has2GB ram why!

14. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

downgraded mali mp6 ? Still ok for a 1080p !

16. Amo5500

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 23, 2015

Why Galaxy A8 (2016) has a better CPU than the Galaxy A9 (2016)?? I believe the Exynos 7420, which were in current Galaxy S6 would be better than snapdragon 620, which is bellow the Snapdragon 808/810

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