New hands-on photos of the Galaxy A8 show Samsung's thinnest smartphone again, fingerprint scanner confirmed
posted by Florin T. / Jul 07, 2015, 12:55 PM
Today, we can see the Galaxy A8 once again, thanks to Chinese website PC Online, which had the chance to thoroughly check out the handset.
As previously reported, the Galaxy A8 measures 158 x 76.77 x 5.94 mm, being the thinnest Samsung smartphone to date. The A8 is built around a metal frame, and resembles the Galaxy S6 (at least when viewed from the front). However, this new Galaxy is not exactly a high-end device, though its features are pretty nice anyway.
Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, the Galaxy A8 offers 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, a slimmed-down 16 MP ISOCELL rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 3050 mAh battery. The screen of the A8 is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED one with 1080 x 1920 pixels, while the phone's home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner - just like on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
It's said that the Galaxy A8 could cost around $500. Samsung will probably launch it in China first, but there's no word on exactly when this should happen. Also, we don't know if the A8 will be available in North America or Europe. But we'll let you know as soon as we find out.
Check out the Galaxy A8 in the hands-on photos below. Would you buy the smartphone for around $500 (unlocked, of course)?
source: PC Online
- Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3050 mAh
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Round and Ugly....
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:00 PM 6
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Thats how all shamedung phones are. Ugly.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:05 PM 10
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Samsung is doint it again. Pricing the A8 higher than it should be (like the S6 Edge) just because oi its looks. This may turn out to be a bad move but at $400 this phone would be so awesome!
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:00 PM 0
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for what it offers its a reasonable pricing.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:02 PM 4
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Looks like you are new to this Samsung pricing scheme. By now everyone and their dog should know that Samsung launch prices are just for show. In 2/3 months, this phone will be selling for less than $400, guranteed. This is not just this phone, but for any Samsung phone.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 4:13 PM 1
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Another day another lagdroid shamedung. Destroying the beauty of world.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:04 PM 5
This phone looks gorgeous. Anyone who says it ugly simply doesn't like Samsung and would probably not like anything from Samsung no matter good looking it is. If the price is good, I my take one if it will have a good battery life.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:10 PM 9
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I'll never understand why OEM's make phones like this and then limit them to one or two Asian markets. There's a whole (very lucrative) world out there, Samsung!
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:10 PM 0
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Why not get a Note 3 for cheaper than this and it will have better CPU/RAM plus S Pen?
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:19 PM 0
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Cause 615 is more power efficient, its 64bit, its not all about the mhz. Also this phone seems to have a slightly worse S6 camera which still I am guessing will blow out of the water the two year old note 3 camera. Looks much batter than note 3. Ye the pen is missing but not many people care about it.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 3:14 PM 3
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I don't understand why they would ship it to some markets with SD615 while others gets Exynos 5430. It has better odds with the latter.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 1:35 PM 0
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Looks ✅. .about CPU I think Exynos one 5430 is superior to sd 615 and so will be like superior like the Exynos note 4 to sd 805. pricing × .Sammy should price it in 300$ level if it wants to beat other OEMs midrange . ^Bm ™
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 2:03 PM 0
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