In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch full-HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution. It is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 5430 processor instead of the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor used in the China variant. It is paired with 2GB RAM. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based smartphone runs TouchWiz UI on top.
It comes equipped with an internal storage of 32GB and can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The Galaxy A8 features a 16MP rear camera along with a 5MP front facing camera. In terms of connectivity, the device includes Bluetooth 4.1, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Glonass, and LTE support. It supports 4G and also comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner. This almost bezel-less smartphone comes with a high capacity 3,050mAh battery.
We’ve previously seen several phones aiming to achieve slimmest form factor and the A8 will compete with the likes of 4.75mm Vivo X5 Max, 4.85mm Oppo R5 and 5.1mm Gionee Elife S5.1. Samsung has also partnered with Airtel which would provide a double data plan that offers double the data of your current data plan for a limited period.
Mr. Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, IT & Mobile at Samsung India said, “We at Samsung look to continue our legacy of setting new standards for customer-centric innovation. We are really excited about the newest member of the Galaxy A family. Our insights have shown that design and camera are key factors for consumers in this price segment. The new Galaxy A8 marries sleek design, powerful performance and enhanced imaging capabilities to bring a superior smartphone experience”.
He added, “Consumers these days are looking for a stylish smartphone which helps them stand out of the crowd. Keeping that in mind the Galaxy A8 takes desirability and allure to the next level with its superior design coupled with impeccable functionality.”