Samsung Galaxy A8 officially launched

We have known for a long time that the Galaxy A8 is in the pipeline over at Samsung and today the company has finally launched this device officially in China. It’s one of the most feature-packed mid-range smartphones that Samsung has ever released and besides that it features an impressive metal build which really does lend a premium look and feel to the handset.

We have already shown you photos of the device and reported exclusively on its specifications but lets just run through them once again, the Galaxy A8 has a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB, 16-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity and a 3,050mAh battery. Galaxy A8 also has a fingerprint sensor and it runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. All of this has been packed inside a metal frame that weighs 151g and is just 5.9mm thin, making it the thinnest smartphone yet from Samsung, that also happens to be virtually bezel-free.

The Galaxy A8 has only been launched officially in China right now where it’s available to pre-order in white, black and gold colors. Samsung is yet to confirm whether or not it’s going to release this handset in other markets across the globe.

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vbx
10 months 13 days ago

the A series looks better than the S series. imagine if a A series had the same specs, it would outsell the S series.

Maybe the next gen A5 will have fingerprint sensor, heart rate monitor and a higher res screen.

hot_spare
10 months 14 days ago

Do you read news or have you been living under a rock last few months?

manojmcn
10 months 14 days ago

A8 seems to be a good match for the outgoing iPhone 6plus later this year.
With Note 4 having an inferior finger print reader, A8 with touch fpr would be able to give a better experience to users.

Sam_X
10 months 14 days ago

The reason why the S6 models do not have microSD-card support is because there is no memory controller that can handle both UFS 2.0 (internal memory) and eMMC 5.0 memory (microSD-card)!
Don’t get me wrong, I will not buy a phone without microSD-card-slot either, but then we cannot have the faster UFS 2.0 memory. At least not at the moment.

SenorSjon
10 months 13 days ago

They better optimize their software while keeping the SD-card. There is so much to be gained in TW that is nonsense to skimp on one of theri USP’s.

j2001m
10 months 14 days ago

As Samsung are moving to all in one chips you not going to get them at all

 
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