Galaxy A8 was spotted today in a leaked GFXBench result, complete with most of its hardware specifications. This news comes not long since we told you that the Samsung Galaxy A8 is expected to launch with a fingerprint reader in multiple markets around Asia and Europe.
as previously rumored. The resolution is listed at 1080 by 1920 pixels (Full HD), in line with the previously rumored specs.Right from the bat, the most interesting thing that the leaked benchmark result reveals is that the smartphone might come with a 5.5-inch display, and not a 5.7-inch panel
The rest of the specs correspond exactly to the previous rumors, including here a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of integrated storage space. Today's leak also indicates that the device, most likely a prototype at this point, runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the latest version of Android currently available.
The Galaxy A8 version that was recently put through the GFXBench tests comes with a 16MP primary camera. From the looks of it, this will be the primary update over last year's Samsung Galaxy A7, a smartphone that also features the Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch display running at 1080 by 1920 pixels, but only a 13MP primary camera.
As this new leak indicates that the Galaxy A8 will be very similar to the Galaxy A7, we're inclined to believe that the smartphone will indeed come with a fingerprint reader as previously rumored. Otherwise, the Galaxy A8 would be a tad too similar to its predecessor.
Like most smartphone manufacturers, Samsung tests multiple versions of its upcoming handsets. This means that some of the specs listed by the leaked GFXBench result might not make it to the final device.