While Samsung’s Galaxy A5 (2016) has already been in the market for a few months now, it looks like there’s another variant of the current mid-range phone lurking in the wild. Polish blog Tablety has spotted a new version of the phone with model number SM-A520F in both Geekbench and GFXBench sporting far better specs than the device current being sold in stores.
The new version of the A5 looks to sport Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos 7880 with Mali T830 graphics, paired with 3GB of RAM. This is a definite improvement over the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM that’s currently inside the phone sold in stores today. The new version also looks to sport more storage space (32GB) and 16-megapixel front and rear cameras.
It’s not clear if the Polish tech outfit spotted a new, updated 2016 version of the device or a phone that’s slated to become the 2017 version of the mid-range phone. We’ll know in a few months, we suppose.
Most likely, the new version of the A5 will come pre-installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with TouchWiz on top of it. The possible release date is December 2016-January 2017, but Samsung could choose to hasten the launch, if it will make the software adjustments in line with the hardware tweaks. Most likely, Samsung will refresh the smaller A3 and the A7 phablet, as well.
via : GSM Arena