Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) makes appearance on GFXBench

The Samsung Galaxy A8 sequel runs through the GFXBench benchmark test

The Samsung Galaxy A8 sequel runs through the GFXBench benchmark test

At 5.9mm thick, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is the thinnest handset offered by the manufacturer. Now, Samsung is working on the sequel to the device as the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) has been benchmarked by GFXBench. Based on that test, the phone will come with a 5.1-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Exynos 7420 chipset, which powered the last generation of Samsung's high-end handsets.

The Exynos 7420 will come with an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU and the Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 16MP camera is on back, with a 5MP camera in front for shooting selfies. Unfortunately, there is no word about the thickness of the phone, but we do expect Samsung to keep it svelte.

The Galaxy A8 (2016) recently showed up on India's import-export site Zauba. Listed by its model number (SM-A810F), the listing showed a 5.7-inch screen on the handset. Of course, Zauba doesn't seem to be the most reliable source of screen-size information lately with its recent listing of a 6-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Zauba mistakenly shows that the Galaxy A8 (2016) will carry a 5.7-inch screen

Zauba mistakenly shows that the Galaxy A8 (2016) will carry a 5.7-inch screen


via TheGadgetOx

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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

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14 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Paper thin. Battery life gonna be hurt and be 2600mAh I'm guessing...looks like a thinner updated S6.

3. manojmcn

Posts: 631; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

At 5.9mm thickness A8 (2015) has 3050 mAh battery. The only negative was the processor. The new one seems to be a much improved version, like the other A models released this year.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ok ok. After reading the bottom I've been misinformed! I'll expect a battery increase of to at least 3300mAh.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

take it you didnt read the article...the original A8 is still Samsungs thinnest phone and sacrificed screen to body ratio for a 3050mAh battery..common sense says it's successor shouldnt be too far off and considering its packing the 7420, looks like an upgrade. But hey any chance to be negative right?

2. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

When i saw A8 i loved it looks and slim profile, but was not impressed with the specs (which includes the big screen). This, on the other hand looks promising... Looking foward to it.

5. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

This phone actually looks promising.

6. Macready

Posts: 1787; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Very nice specs upgrade. The 7420 is still a very good SoC with a GPU that beats even today's top of the line Huawei P9 by up to 30%.

10. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

That P9 is so good looking phone, but the MaliT880mp4 fknnn ruined it. Screw them idiots.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3927; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

E7420 pared with a 5.1in 1080p screen, I be damned if that isn't a better combo than what the S7 offers. Is it smart to make a phone that performs better than your flagship......Sammy?

9. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

E7420 on 1080p would be much faster and better than the E8890. My S7 is fast. After 2 updates it's stated to become not like how it was before. Battery drains, responsive is slow. Booting is slow. This update screwed the performance. I've read so many feedbacks saying they done this so its on par with the USA Snapdragon version. Fkindly idiots crippled my S7 to laggyy. I rooted and flashed the original first Rom. Know it's way much better.

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

U should get a Disabler app from the app store, might help with bloat

12. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Smart booster Pro, I use. When the Ram drops to 500mb, the app kicks in, and clears over 1.5GB Ram. So it closes over 50 apps. When you open 3 tabs on Chrome, the dam it reloads the pages, which is not good. Even 4GB Ram isn't enough. 6GB would be OK. 8 GB RAM great.

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Actually no. 8890 is still better on QHD then 7420 on FHD. Only thing that is better would be battery life. If they make FHD phone with 8890 that would be great. Maybe next year with Exynos 9 series.

13. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 447; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I actually don't like it when phones are too thin :(

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