We reported back in March that Samsung had filed for trademarks on the Galaxy A6, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A9, reiterating our belief that the company is going to take its Galaxy A series forward with new models. We later reportedly exclusively on the specifications of the Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) which was initially believed to be a China-only handset but is now expected to be launched in various markets across Europe and Asia. Today the very first pictures of the Galaxy A8 have been leaked online showing us that this handset may have the same metal frame as the Galaxy S6, which makes the upcoming addition to the Galaxy A lineup look like a completely different device.
Specifications accompany the pictures, the Galaxy A8 is said to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot, a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED 1920×1020 pixel resolution display, 16-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera, fingerprint reader in the home button, 4G LTE support and a 3,050mAh battery. It will run Android 5.1.1 straight out of the box.
No information about pricing and availability has come up until now and Samsung has not yet revealed when it plans on launching the Galaxy A8 which is certainly shaping up to be its most feature-packed mid-range smartphone to date.