It has been rumored for a couple of months now that Samsung is working on a new mid-range handset called the Galaxy A8 (2016). It has already received multiple certifications which suggest that a release is not that far off. A user manual for the Galaxy A8 (2016) has been leaked online which suggests that this handset may feature Samsung Pay support as well as the Grace UX, that’s the refreshed look and feel that Samsung introduced this year with the Galaxy Note 7.
The Galaxy A8 (2016) is expected to run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with the new Grace UX. It brings Samsung features such as Wide Selfie, Multi Window as well as the Ultra Power Saving Mode.
The original Galaxy A8 had an NFC chip as well and the fact that Samsung Pay support is expected for the new Galaxy A8, it goes without saying that this handset is going to feature NFC as well. That’s one of the technologies that Samsung Pay requires to process payments on the go.
As far as the specs of this handset are concerned, rumor has it that the Galaxy A8 (2016) is powered by an Exynos 7420 processor with 3GB RAM, a 5.2 inch full HD display, 32GB storage, a 16 megapixel rear as well as a 5 megapixel front. All of this kit is likely to be powered by a 3,500mAh battery.
Samsung is yet to confirm when the Galaxy A8 (2016) will be launched and how much it’s going to cost.