Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) FCC approved; should get 5.7" display, Exynos 7420 & 3GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) FCC approved; should get 5.7
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) has recently been spotted in the wild through both Geekbench and GFXBench. Now, it's just been approved by the FCC, which can be taken as confirmation of the device's existence. The certification also clears up a few key details regarding the upper-mid-range handset, which will apparently succeed the Samsung Galaxy A8 released just over a year ago. 

The aforementioned GFXBench listing referenced a 5.1-inch display for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016). However, since the current A8 is a phablet with a 5.7-inch display, it's expected that the refreshed model will offer an identical, 1080 x 1920 panel. The new version, which will carry the model number SM-A810S, looks set to opt for Samsung's powerful Exynos 7420 SoC — the same octa-core chipset found within recent high-enders like the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+

Elsewhere, the device will likely be kitted out with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage. A 16-megapixel main camera may accompany a 5-megapixel effort for selfies, while Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be pre-installed. The FCC documents also mention the usual array of connectivity hardware, including Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE.

There's no word on the price as yet, though the current Galaxy A8 retails in India for the equivalent of $390. With the FCC approval now done and dusted, let's hope Samsung unveils the updated version very soon. 

source: TimesNews

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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)

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5 Comments

1. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

The shannon modem on the 7420 was really inefficient on LTE, draining battery really fast from the S6, but much slowly on WiFi. Hoping that they have solved it by now.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This is like a Galaxy Note 3 Neo, hehe Can't wait for more real world issues on "Grace UX"

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'd take this as a better version of the Galaxy S6.

3. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 neo.

4. ddzna626

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

I hope it has OIS both still photos and video recording. and better night camera sensors. I think that is what is lacking from the 2015 version.

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