Samsung's Galaxy A8 (2016) is likely to get the Android 7.0 Nougat soon. The mid-range phone was unveiled in September 2016 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.
SamMobile reports that testing of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy A8 (2016) has begun and a unit running the new version of the OS has been spotted on GFXBench. Other phones from the A series like the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) have already received the Nougat update.
The Galaxy A8 comes with an Exynos 7420 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It sports a a 5.7-inch Full HD display and features a fingerprint sensor with 3,500mAh battery,
Samsung has already rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its other compatible devices like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2. The recently launched Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus came with the Nougat OS pre-installed.
Google released the first beta of Android O this month implying that other Android phones could soon test out the latest OS. Although Android O is only available to Google devices like Nexus and Pixel for now, other manufacturers like Samsung and Sony may be in line to get a beta update for it before the final version releases later this year.