Samsung Galaxy A8, the successor to Galaxy A7, has appeared in some hands-on images coming from China. The smartphone is said to be the thinnest handset made by the company till date, with a thickness of 5.94mm. Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed the existence of the Galaxy A8 yet. The device’s release date has also been tipped by an e-commerce site, while the price has been tipped separately.
The images posted by Chinese website PC Online show the smartphone from almost all the possible angles. The site also claims to have done a hands-on with the Galaxy A8, confirming the specifications of the smartphone. The Android 5.1.1 Android Lollipop-based Galaxy A8 is said to boast metal side bezels and appears similar to the flagship Galaxy S6 from the front. The unannounced phablet sports a 5.7-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display and a fingerprint sensor doubling as the home button.
The Galaxy A8 is said to be powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, clubbed with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. The smartphone also features a 16-megapixel ISOCELL rear camera with LED flash alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It bears 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (unspecified limit). In the connectivity section, the Samsung Galaxy A8 will reportedly house 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB connectivity. The phablet measures 157.7×76.7×5.94mm and is backed by a 3050mAh battery.
The Samsung phablet has surfaced on the Web multiple times in the past few weeks. The device got certified on Tenaa last month, was shown in a hand-on video recently, and also got revealed in a brochure. The brochure, over the above-mentioned specifications, added that the Galaxy A8’s rear camera features an f/1.9 aperture while the smartphone is said to be powered an octa-core Exynos 5430 SoC. However, it has been speculated that the single-SIM version might run on Exynos SoC and the dual-SIM version on Snapdragon 615. The smartphone is expected to be made available in Gold, White, and Black colours.
Also, the Samsung Galaxy A8’s release date has been tipped by Chinese e-commerce site Suning Tesco, which has also started taking pre-orders for the smartphone. As per the website, the Galaxy A8 for now would be a China-only affair and will reach the markets starting July 17. NowhereElse, a French website, states the smartphone will be priced at roughly EUR 439 (roughly Rs. 30,800).
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy J2 has also showed-up on the Web detailing full specifications. As per Sammobile, the Galaxy J1 successor codenamed SM-J200F will sport a 4.5-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) resolution TFT LCD display and would be powered by Samsung’s own quad-core 1.2GHz Exynos 3475 SoC, clubbed with 1.5GB RAM. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based handset is said to house a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera alongside an 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card (unspecified limit). The device will measure 136x69x8.3mm and would sport 2000mAh battery. There is no word on the launch date of the handset.
Furthermore, Samsung SM-G9198, which was spotted under GFX benchmarks in May, is now being said to be a brand new flip phone by Samsung and not a Galaxy Mini device as previously speculated. The handset has passed the China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (Tenaa), revealing a bunch of specifications.
As per the listing, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based smartphone features two 3.91-inch AMOLED HD displays and is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, clubbed with 2GB RAM and Adreno 418 GPU. Also included is a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via a mciroSD card (up to 128GB), and 4G LTE connectivity. The device measures 119.7×66.6×16.7mm and weighs 191 grams. Samsung SM-G9198 might be the successor to SM-9098, the flip phone that was launched in China last year.