Entire mid-range Samsung Galaxy A (2016) smartphone family ‘confirmed’ for Nougat updates

Android Nougat updates are apparently not just headed for Galaxy S7, Note 5, S6 and Tab S2 models… eventually, but the full 2016 Galaxy A roster also.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) goes official in Korea with all-metal build, large battery

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) borrows visuals from the original A8 and the Galaxy C family while mostly aping the S6 and Note 5’s specs.

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

Instead of cooking up a 2017 Galaxy A8 generation alongside the A3, A5 and A7 (2017), Samsung leaves the 5.7-incher one year behind.

Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 marked on Geekbench

So, it’s essentially a Galaxy S6 in new clothing, right? This phone has twice been logged with some of the same internals as that ol’ flagship.

Galaxy A8 (2016) found on GFXBench as a 2015 flagship

What’s said to be the successor to last year’s best of yesteryear has been spotted on a benchmark site with the best specs of… yesteryear.