We already know that Samsung is going to upgrade all the devices in its Galaxy A series and we recently told you about the two refreshed variants of the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 that got the FCC approval couple of days back. Now, a new variant of the Galaxy A8, with model name SCV32, has got the FCC approval. The FCC documents confirms that this new device comes with the same hardware as the SM-800S Galaxy A8 phone and we may see some more enhancements in the device’s display size and other components of the phone as well.
The FCC documents for the the Galaxy A8, bearing the model name SCV32, comes with a screenshot from the device showing the FCC ID number and the battery size 3050 mAh which is same as the Galaxy A8 launched in August. There is no other details available about this new device in the FCC documents. The documents says that this new variant will carry the GSM/WCDMA/LTE Phone + BT/BLE, DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and ANT+, Wi-Fi Hotspot, 4G LTE etc connectivity options. The phone runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and measures 157.9mm x 76.9 mm.
The Galaxy A8 was launched in August this year with specs like a 5.7-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution and is powered by the octa-core Samsung Exynos 5430 SoC (four cores at 1.3GHz and four at 1.8GHz). It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card. It has a 16-megapixel autofocus rear camera with optical image stabilisation, f/1.9 aperture, a wide-angle lens (120 degrees) and LED flash. A front-facing 5-megapixel camera is also available. Connectivity options includes Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, Glonass and LTE with a 3050mAh battery.
Samsung is expected to announce the new varaints of the Galaxy A series smartphones in the upcoming days including this new Galaxy A8 variant. There is no news what more surprises we can get from the Samsung in the upcoming days. So, stay tuned for more updates from the Samsung and other smartphone companies.