We know that Samsung is renovating its A-series of smartphones for the upcoming year and has already made an official announcement for the new Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016). The only A-series phone that was left out in the crowd was the Galaxy A8 (2016), while the Galaxy A9 (2016) is still to be heard of.
Well, you might me excited to know that the Korean company announced a new Galaxy A8 in Japan yesterday. But don’t get too excited about it, as this A8 is not the 2016 version but just a Japanese version of the current Galaxy A8. It gets an Exynos 5433 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 615. The phone is now 2g heavier (insignificantly), while the rest of the specs remain same.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 in Japan features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen and comes with 2GB of RAM. Onboard storage is 32GB and the camera setup is 16MP/5MP. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Cat.6 LTE, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, and GLONASS/ BDS. VoLTE and WiMAX 2+ area also found in the Japanese version of the A8.