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Samsung Galaxy A8 leaks as 5.5-inch mid-range powerhouse

The rumoured Samsung Galaxy A8 appears to have been benchmarked on GXFBench, helping clarify leaked details about the unannounced device.

Previous reports had suggested that the A8 would carry a 5.7-inch screen, but the newly leaked test readout claims we’ll actually see a smaller 5.5-inch Full HD display.

The device is listed with the model number ‘A8000’. That’s a telling moniker, because the Galaxy A3 is known as the ‘A3000’, the A5 as the ‘A5000’, and the A7, yep, you guessed it, the ‘A7000’.

Fortunately, the benchmark (spotted by Sammobile) goes on to confirm most of what we’d already heard rumoured about the device.

Chief amongst the leaks was that the Galaxy A8 will use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 615 processor, an octa-core CPU launched back in February. That’s seemingly confirmed by the GFXBench results.

The benchmark results also show 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, and Android 5.1.1 OS.

The mid-range handset also looks set to flirt with flagship territory thanks to a claimed 16-megapixel rear-facing camera.

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We haven’t seen any leaked photos of the device yet, but it’s likely that Samsung will maintain the premium, metal trim design we’ve seen on other A-series handsets.

The smartphone is also expected to be just 5.9mm thin, marking it as an exceptionally svelte handset.

That’s an especially impressive feat when you consider that Samsung is also rumoured to have stuffed in a sizeable 3,050mAh battery.

What’s more, just yesterday it emerged that the handset could echo its big brothers, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4, in adopting a dedicated fingerprint scanner.

There’s no official (or unofficial, for that matter) word on a Samsung Galaxy A8 release date just yet, but we’ll keep you posted.