While Samsung's flagshipreceives praise from critics and the , it's important not to forget about the Korean company's midrange phones. Last year, Samsung released the . It was the company's and came at a lower price than the .
This year, Samsung is rumored to make a follow-up to the A8, which could somewhat confusingly be called the A8 (2016). Thanks to frequent Twitter leaker @OnLeaks, we are getting a first look at renders that might belong to the phone (see gallery below).
The pictures show a sleek phone with a glass front and metal body. The phone in the image bears a resemblance to the Galaxy S7, and does not have a curved display, unlike the rumored curved-screen Galaxy S8., Galaxy Note 7 and
According to @OnLeaks, the dimensions of the new A8 come in at 156.5 mm x 77.5 mm x 7.3 mm. This makes it larger than the Galaxy S7, while still being slightly thinner. While the phone's specs are still unannounced, Android Authority speculates that it has a large, 5.7-inch display with a 1080-pixel resolution, a 16-megapixel rear camera and 3GB of RAM.
These rumored specs are similar to last years A8, but a bit more updated -- for example, the phone would jump from 2GB of RAM to 3GB. Not bad for a midrange phone, but of course, it would all come down to price. We'll have to see if this rumor pans out.
Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.