Samsung Galaxy A8 sent for testing to India, specs leak
It's been known for a while that Samsung is preparing to release another A-series smartphone, the Galaxy A8. Currently, the biggest A-series device, the Galaxy A7, features a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, while the A8 was rumored to offer a larger one (5.7 inches). However, this might not be the case: according to the information leaked via GFXBench, it seems that the Galaxy A8 will retain the same screen size and resolution.
The leaked data also reveals several other key specifications. It turns out that the A7 and the A8 also share the same SoC: it's the mid-range octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 - strangely enough, clocked 300 MHz lower in the Galaxy A8 (1.4 GHz). Adreno 405 graphics comes included with this SoC and there is 2 GB of RAM installed. The front camera is also no different from the A7's (5 MP), but the main one is 15 MP instead of 13. The smartphone allegedly runs Android 5.1.1.
It is unfortunately impossible to verify any of the leaked specifications at this point: even though several Galaxy A8 samples were imported to India last week and subsequently logged by the familiar Zauba import tracker, this time the accompanying information was scarce. Not even the display size was mentioned, unlike with Zauba's previous catches. The monetary value, however, was stated: it's claimed at Rs. 22,748 which roughly corresponds to $357. It's unlikely, though, that the A8 will retail for less than the A7, which is currently available for $440 off-contract.