Concept: Samsung’s SM-G8850 Gets Unofficial Renders

We have some new renders of Samsung’s rumored SM-G8850, which is now suspected to be a member of the Galaxy A8 family after having been thought to be part of the Galaxy S9 series. This would be the first time Samsung has expanded beyond the usual Galaxy S and Galaxy S Plus branding with its flagships.

However, that doesn’t rule out the possibility and there have been several hints which may indicate that’s what the company plans to do. Meanwhile, the images themselves were shared with the source and show a handset that falls in well among its more powerful counterparts while being somewhere in-between in terms of size.

It’s important to keep in mind though that these are concepts with no connection to the Korean electronics giant. The most recent leak from earlier this afternoon which suggests that it may be a device called the Galaxy A8 Star.

Those have suggested this handset will opt for mid-range specs, starting with an octa-core Snapdragon 660 64-bit SoC and a fullHD+ display. That will bear a resolution of either 2220 x 1080 or 2960 x 1440, with conflicting reports from the various leaks. However, that’s consistent with Samsung’s now standard 18.5:9 ratio.

The body encasing that display is said to measure 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.4mm, whereas weight should fall in at around 163g. In the meantime, further conflicting reports seem to suggest there may be both a variant with 4GB RAM and another with 6GB coupled with 64GB of storage.

That’s expected to be fueled by a battery with a 3,000mAh capacity, which is also in line with the Galaxy S9 family of devices. A single 8-megapixel sensor is suspected to ship on the front of this handset while a dual camera is expected on the back – set at 12 and 8-megapixels, respectively.


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