Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) shows up on Geekbench powered by the Exynos 7420 SoC

Last month, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) was benchmarked by GFXBench from which we learned much about the expected specs of the phone. Based on the GFXBench test, we should see the device come with a 5.1-inch display carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The Exynos 7420 chipset will be under the hood. If that sounds familiar to you, that's because the component was used to power Samsung's last generation of high-end devices. That would include the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

The Exynos 7420 SoC will carry an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU and the Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. 3GB of RAM is expected inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 16MP camera should adorn the back of the unit, with a 5MP camera in front for selfies and video chats.

Today, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) was spotted on the Geekbench benchmark website, confirming that the Exynos 7420 chipset is running the show. It also confirms that the unit will have 3GB of RAM inside and is pre-installed with Android 6.0.1. The Galaxy A8 (2016) was run through Geekbench various times. The last test produced a single-core score of 1466 and a multi-core score of 4709.

The model number of the phone is SM-A810, and with a recent Bluetooth certification, we are inching closer to the eventual unveiling of the handset.

source: PrimateLabs

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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. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yawwwwwwnnnnnnnnn. SoS...t

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Weak! Next...why release toilet paper products...

9. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

So a score of almost 5000 is weak for a mid range? Not to mention how efficient the 7420 has been proven to be.

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Yes because the design of the processor is 8 core

13. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It's a quad core. The A53 cores don't do s**t.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

won't be cheaper than S6, lol

4. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The A5 and A7 refresh were introduced at a similar/same price point as their predecessors. If that holds true for the A8 too, price in India for example, will be the equivalent of $400 to $450 while the S6 currently sells there officially for little under $510. So I expect the S6 to cost up to 10-20% more still. And for that you get a phone the size of the S6 Edge Plus.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

only big size but 1080p and no edge.. S6edge+ is cheap when you can find a deal/discount while S6 is around $350 unlocked (if you don't mind refurbished stuff)

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Should be. This is a midrange phone. The 7420 was a flagship SoC. It's only a year old. The A can't cost more than the S...ever.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Weak? It's better than the One+. The 7420 is only a year old. Still will do more than any typical Android. You know nothing about tech calling this weak.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Weak? It's better than the One+" Hold up.....which 1+? (Genuine question, so don't bite my head off :D)

10. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I'm mad right now. Samsung didn't send Marshmallow update with my Galaxy A8 (2015). And now they'll will release an updated model of A8 with a processor similar to its flagship phones?!

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They have issues to deal with

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