First renders of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) expose Black color variant

The first leaked renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) have now surfaced on the web. The popular leakerĀ OnLeaks aka @onleaks took to Twitter and uploaded the four images of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016). The handset bears a black color with rounded edges. There is a slight bump on the physical home button.

On the rear side, we can see a camera sensor with LED flash. However, we could not see the speaker grills on the back side. The front-side clearly features the navigation buttons on the both sides of the home button.

Upon deep inspection, we can reveal that the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) comes with a full metal unibody. With traditional Samsung logo on the front and rear, the leaked images really appeal a lot.

The leaked images from @OnLeaks indicate that the phones will ship with a dimension of 156.5 x 77.5 x 7.3mm. The images look more or less like a larger variant of the Galaxy S7 with relocated speaker grills. If the alleged images are indeed that of the Galaxy A8 (2016), then we can assume that the handset is going to be wider and taller than the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) got Bluetooth certification

According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) received its Bluetooth certification recently. Moreover, the handset was also spotted at the FCC, which signals that the arrival of the smartphone is not far away.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Specifications

On the specifications front, the Galaxy A8 (2016) is rumored to be equipped with a 5.7-inch FHD display, a 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 processor coupled with a 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. While the rear camera features a 16-megapixel sensor, the front-facing snapper offers a 5MP sensor. Loaded with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor.

From the leaked renders, we are unable to locate the fingerprint sensor on the rear side. If this is the case, then we can expect the sensor to be integrated with the physical home button.

Samsung has not yet confirmed the specifications. Furthermore, we don’t have any clear indication about the expected launch date and the price. We can only confirm that the phone will be available on the shelves of the retail stores by the end of 2016.

In July 2015, Samsung launched the Galaxy A8 and a refresh is very much on the anvil. That being said, the majority of handsets in the Galaxy A series got new refreshes in 2016.


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