New hands-on photos of the Galaxy A8 show Samsung's thinnest smartphone again, fingerprint scanner confirmed

New hands-on photos of the Galaxy A8 show Samsung's thinnest smartphone again, fingerprint scanner confirmed
While Samsung hasn't confirmed the existence of the Galaxy A8, the handset is almost certainly coming soon. Last month, the A8 was approved by China's telecom authorities, while also showing up in hands-on photos, and even in a hands-on video.

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

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Galaxy A8
  • 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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43 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Round and Ugly....

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Nah its anything but ugly....its a looker thats for sure

6. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Thats how all shamedung phones are. Ugly.

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Not all Mr. PottyBuster... S6 Edge is the most BeAuTiFuL...... smartphone on the planet right now....

11. erikngn

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hahaha! NO.

34. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Hahaha! YES!

15. waddup121 unregistered

not bad.

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Beauty and ugly is about perception.

37. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Should have used that battery on the S6

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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!

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

for what it offers its a reasonable pricing.

8. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

The price is not at all justifiable...

28. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

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.

33. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Then the Oppo r7 is reasonably priced oh wait.....

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The GS6 edge is priced how it should be. It cost Samsung good money and special factories. This isn't an Apple level scam.

5. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Another day another lagdroid shamedung. Destroying the beauty of world.

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Another day, same troll. Destroying the sanity of world.

24. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If i have to read this on every article i might aswell stop visiting this website. There is many other sites offering the same news..

29. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Your birth certificate is an apology letter from the condom industry.

9. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

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.

10. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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!

31. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

There is a lot thick phone with apparently similar or worse performance and battery life for people who dislike sams thin phone. If you have thick phone fetish thats it.

13. erikngn

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Obviously OPO2 will be better and cheaper

14. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Why not get a Note 3 for cheaper than this and it will have better CPU/RAM plus S Pen?

19. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Absolutely yes, or get a alpha for half the price, S6 or note 4 for approx same price.

26. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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.

18. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

the speaker is in the top of the phone ! nice

20. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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.

41. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

SD 615 is used in A7 also. I hope they would use something else preferrably Exynos 5433

21. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

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 ™

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