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The Galaxy A8 (2016) was benchmarked in July by GFXBench and this successor was running with an octa core Exynos 7420 processor, while the screen had a diagonal of 5.1-inch and a Full HD resolution. These specs have also appeared on the on the Geekbench benchmark website, and the model number of the phone that was tested is SM-A810, which obtained a Bluetooth certification.

If the Galaxy A8 (2016) will really have an Exynos 7420 chipset under its hood, then it will be as powerful as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, which also happen to support 3GB of RAM. But, compared to these flagships, which have a more premium design – a shinny glass back and a metal frame, the Galaxy A8 (2016) could come with the same plastic rear panel, which would make it look rather like a mid-range smartphone.

According to the leaked benchmarks, the Exynos 7420 chipset will house a Mali-T760 MP8 GPU and an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU, alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The primary camera is expected to have a resolution of 16MP and will offer standard features, while the primary camera of 5MP will be used for selfies, because the pictures will have a high quality.

The device will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and will have a decent performance, as in the last single-core test it obtained a score of 1466, while from the multi-core test, it resulted a score of 4709.

The original Galaxy A8 device was a phablet with a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, which came pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but in the meantime it was upgraded to 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung has equipped it with a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset that was powered by an octa core processor (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.3 GHz Cortex-A53) backed by an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM and it included an internal storage of 32GB, which supported expansion (up to 256GB).