Samsung looking to refresh A series with Galaxy A8 (2016)

Samsung may launch a 2016 version of the Galaxy A8 soon as detailed specifications of the handset recently surfaced on GFXBench.

Galaxy A8 (2015) is presently the largest handset among Samsung's A-series phones and the 2016 version may retain the size factor.

Codenamed SM-A810, the benchmarked handset features a 5.1-inch display with 1080p resolution, 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, an Exynos 7420 processor which powered Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones, 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras and the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

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However, Sammobile says that the handset may retain the 5.7-inch display as 'Zauba import logs for the SM-A810 also mention a 5.7-inch display.' If it does, then the A8 may compete with the likes of the 5.5-inch OnePlus 3, the 6-inch ZTE ZMax Pro or Lenovo's 5.7-inch Moto G4 Play in terms of size and capabilities.

Apart from the Galaxy A8, Samsung is also expected to launch Galaxy A9 Pro in the UK shortly. Featuring a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p, Galaxy A9 Pro also features a large 5,000 mAh battery, an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM, 16MP and 8MP cameras, up to 32GB of internal storage and the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow on-board. Even though the A9 Pro's processor doesn't match up to that of the Galaxy A8, it more than makes up for it with a larger RAM and a powerful battery.

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Samsung is expected to launch Galaxy Note 7 and Gear S3 smartwatch at an event on August 2. The 2015 version of Galaxy A8 was launched in July of last year so it will be interesting to see if Samsung will launch the 2016 variant on Tuesday as well.

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