galaxy-a5-selfieIt was last year that Samsung launched their Galaxy A-series of Android smartphones, and given that they appear to be fairly well-received, it does not come as a surprise that Samsung would want to follow up with newer models this year. The company had trademarked several names like the Galaxy A6, A8, and A9 and now thanks to the folks at SamMobile, additional details about the Galaxy A8 have surfaced.

According to their sources, they claim that the Galaxy A8 will feature a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It will follow the same design as its predecessors and will sport a 5.9mm thin metallic frame. It will be powered by an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor which is an interesting choice as we expected Samsung would want to go with Exynos. It is also expected to be accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.

The camera on the phone is said to be of the 16MP variety and will also feature a 5MP front-facing camera. It will pack a 3,050mAh battery, run Android 5.0 Lollipop, and interestingly enough will also come with a fingerprint sensor similar to that of the Galaxy S6. Given that its specs don’t appear to be too high-end, adding a fingerprint sensor would most likely give the phone a competitive edge over its mid-range rivals.

These specs seem to be in line with our earlier report but unfortunately there’s still no telling when the phone will be launched, so take it with a grain of salt for now but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for the details.

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