We’ve shown you photos of the Galaxy A8, along with a price tag for Chinese consumers. A new photo leak, however, provides the specs that have been rumored along with a retail price for Malaysian consumers.
In a Galaxy A8 poster leak provided by site Mdroid.my, the price for the device in question comes out to RM1,888, which converts to $500USD for the upcoming device. The Galaxy A8 will retail for 439 euros in China.
There are a few things to note about this poster. First, it does have the signature “SAMSUNG” name in blue in the top right corner, which hints that the poster could be from the Korean manufacturer itself. Next, the name “Galaxy A8” shown in black, which seems to indicate the device itself is the one smartphone rumored to arrive as early as this week, rather than some other smartphone headed to the market days from now.
The image itself is quite blurry, which may imply that it was taken in such a fashion to 1) somewhat conceal the specs so that the person in question couldn’t be detected, or 2) it was taken in a hurry because the individual likely didn’t want to be discovered with his or her “hand in the cookie jar,” so to speak. At any rate, the specs do match what we’ve learned about the A8: a 5.7-inch, Super AMOLED display, 1.8Ghz, octa-core processor (perhaps the Snapdragon 615, as we’ve said before), a thin, 5.9mm profile, 5MP front camera and 16MP back camera, along with a 3,050mAh battery, 32GB of local storage with a 128GB-capable microSD card slot, and Android 5.1 Lollipop aboard.
Keep in mind that photo leaks such as these could always be the product of photoshopping, so take this with a grain of salt. At the same time, however, there doesn’t seem to be a reason to distrust the image (although looks can deceive).
Samsung is all set to announce the Galaxy A8 this coming week, with July 17th pegged as the magic date for the phone’s China release.