Samsung tries to overcome the Note 7 battery scandal and continues to bring new smartphones. The Galaxy S line is still the greatest and the South Korean company is reportedly working on new features that will be added to the S8 flagship that will be released next spring. The Galaxy A is the upper mid-range line of Android smartphones and soon, it will welcome a new addition: the A8 (2016). The device will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the new Grace UX on top of it.
The Galaxy A8 (2016) was certified by the Federal Communications Commission and the Bluetooth SIG and two months ago, it was spotted on GFXBench, while on AnTuTu it appeared at the beginning of September. Samsung has uploaded the user manual of this smartphone to the official website, so now we know more information about its software features and design.
The new gen Galaxy A8 will ditch the metal back and will replace it with glass, to look alike the Galaxy S7, but instead of running on the new Android 7.0 Marshmallow, it will come pre-installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. After the Note 7, this will be the second Galaxy device on which will be present the Grace UX, and some of the features to which users will have access are Ultra Power Saving Mode, Smart Manager, Multi Window, Wide Selfie and Game Tools.
As for the technical specs of the Galaxy A8 (2016), we expect a 5.7-inch Full HD display, an Exynos 7420 chipset that will support 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a primary camera of 16MP, a secondary camera of 5MP and a 3,500 mAh battery. The device will support an NFC chip and a fingerprint scanner that will allow users to make online payments with Samsung Pay.
The original Galaxy A8 had the same screen size and resolution and cameras, but the battery was smaller, with a capacity of 3050 mAh, while the chipset was a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 that houses an octa core processor (four cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.3 GHz) that was backed by 2GB of RAM.