Finally, Samsung Galaxy A8 has been launched by Samsung in China. Galaxy A8 has gathered a huge hype due to its thickness. Samsung has claimed it to be the thinnest Samsung smartphone till now, which measure only 5.9 mm thick. Please note that Galaxy A8 is not the slimmest phone in the world, but it is the slimmest phone by Samsung. Currently, the phone is only available in China via pre-orders and is available in 3 colour variants, i.e. Black, White, and Gold.
Surprisingly, Galaxy A8 has the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS running in it with TouchWiz UI on top. A8 is a dual SIM phone, but you can turn it into a single SIM smartphone by using microSD card in the other slot, it means that second slot can be used either as a SIM or memory slot.
Galaxy A8 is a premium device with metallic rims all around. The phone looks quite similar to Galaxy S6 from the front. A8 features a large 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Although the design and looks of the phone seem to be high end, it is not the same case with the internal specifications. The phone runs on 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with 1 GHz octa-core processor and an Adreno 405 GPU. For multitasking, A8 has 2GB of RAM, while the internal storage of the phone is 16GB and 32GB. A8 support external microSD card up to 128GB.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications
|Dimensions||158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm|
|Display size||5.7 inches|
|Display type||Super AMOLED|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Internal storage||16GB and 32GB|
|Primary camera||16 MP|
|Secondary camera||5 MP|
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Colors||Black, White, and Gold|
Galaxy A8 has a powerful 16-megapixel primary camera along with 5 MP front camera. The camera also features optical image stabilisation, autofocus and LED flash. Galaxy A8 is powered by a 3050mAh battery which is non-removable. The phone supports both 3G and 4G networks. The complete Samsung Galaxy A8 specifications are provided below.
Galaxy A8 carries a price tag of around $560.