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Released in mid 2015, the 5.9mm thick Samsung Galaxy A8 was the company's thinnest smartphone to date.Samsung

A 2016 refresh of Samsung's Galaxy A8 smartphone has leaked online via a set of benchmark test results. The readout implies that the Korean manufacturer is hard at work on a follow-up to the original ultra-thin Android device and that the second-generation SM-A810 model will carry some impressive specs.

The spec list, spotted on GFXBench (via Rayarena), suggests the Galaxy A8 2016 will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, feature 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and run Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box.

On the screen front, the new A8 will reportedly sport a 5.1in Full HD display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, while the rear and front cameras come in at 16 megapixels and 5 megapixels respectively.

The first Galaxy A8 handset was notable for its light build, weighing 151g and with a thickness of just 5.9mm. This made the A8 Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date, although it was particularly hard to get hold of in most markets, with China, Singapore and Samsung's native region of South Korean among the lucky few to receive it.

Import records found on Zauba suggest that the A8 2016 will cost around $205 (£154). Below is the full list of revealed specs from the GFXBench results:

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) SM-A810 rumoured specs

  • 5.1-inch screen (with at least five finger gesture support)
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 CPU 2.1GHz (octa-core)
  • ARM Mali-T760 MP8 GPU (octa-core)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 16 megapixel rear camera (with autofocus, touchfocus, flash, face detection, Full HD video recording)
  • 5 megapixel front camera (Full HD video recording)
  • Bluetooth support
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, compass, GPS, Bluetooth
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS