Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) kinda-sorta resembles Galaxy S7 in leaked renders

A cohesive product branding and release strategy would probably help Samsung sell even more mid-range Android phones than it currently does, but unfortunately, the Galaxy A, C, J and O(n) families are still all over the place.

Granted, the Korean tech giant has more important things to worry about. Then again, how complicated and time-consuming can it be to check a calendar, and settle on a name for looming Galaxy A-series upgrades?

2017 generations of the A3, A5 and A7 are apparently a few months away, tops, with a Galaxy A8 (2016) however also most likely scheduled for a commercial rollout (here and there) by the end of the year.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re excited about them all. The second-gen A8, for instance, has a supremely premium construction going for it, by the looks of (@on-) leaked renders, with a glass back and metal frame.

Galaxy A8 2016 back

It’s basically a jumbo-sized, downgraded Galaxy S7, or a humbler Note 7 sans S Pen support and, hopefully, a life-endangering battery. It measures 156.5 x 77.5 x 7.3mm, so it’s thinner than both flagships, and it probably sports a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution.

Rumored upper mid-end specifications include 16 and 5MP cameras, at least 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and Exynos 7420 processing power. Bottom line, there’s no excuse for the confusing name.

Source: Twitter

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