Probable pricing and release date for the Samsung Galaxy A8 pop up: it's coming soon!

Probable pricing and release date for the Samsung Galaxy A8 pop up: it's coming soon!
Recently, there's been a hefty surplus of news, rumors, and leaks regarding Samsung's upcoming catwalk star, the Galaxy A8, which is poised to become its thinnest smartphone ever. Although still not official, the phone has starred in numerous hands-on photos and even a video, all treating us to its sleek 5.94mm metal silhouette.

We already know how it looks, we also have a pretty good grasp of its specs, and now one of the last pieces of the puzzle has just popped up - the price and release date of the A8. According to certain sources, the Galaxy A8 will become official on July 17 and will be immediately available in China.

According to the rumors, the device will cost the equivalent of 439 EUR (roughly $483). Unfortunately, there is only speculation as to whether the Galaxy A8 will arrive on other markets across the world. 

It is now seemingly confirmed that the device will indeed come with a 5.7-inch display and not a 5.5-inch one. As one can easily guess, we are dealing with a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Powering the device is an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, paired with 2GB of RAM. A 16MP camera can be found at the back, while a 5MP one is taking care of selfies. There's also a 3,050mAh battery to keep the lights on, as well as 16GB of on-board storage, complemented by a microSD card slot. Android 5.1.1 is powering the device; a fingerprint scanner is also on board.

So, the Galaxy A8 - yay or nay?

source: (translated) via SamMobile



1. MajulahSingapura unregistered

Arguably the best mid range phone for the year

8. unregistered

I have two problems with this phone, 1) the ram should have been 3 GB. I have phones with 2 GB, but they are lags. It looks like Android 4.4.4 to 5.0 is too heavy for a 2gb phone. 2) The phone has very big up and bottom bezels. If the note is 153mm tall, why shy this one be 158mm. I think Samsung would have adjusted the bezels to match those of the note 4. At least they should be consistent in making phones of the same screen sizes with the same dimension or even smaller dimensions. When they instead get bigger, to me there is a problem. I care less about the thinness of a phone but too much about bezels.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

This is probably the best looking Galaxy after S6 Edge. I think Sammy should offer this between $400 - $450 and they will see many of these.

11. waddup121 unregistered

It is coming!

13. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Holy s**t, midrange is $500 now? What planet are you from? I'd be sold if this was $400, but $500 seems a bit steep for an SD615 and 1080p. Impressive form factor or not.

2. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

439 is a really competitve price. But it's most likely not the final price. I like it.

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I say yay

4. Ghost04

Posts: 521; Member since: May 03, 2014

A7 looked better . A7 had sharper edges then the rounded ones in A8 . I am not happy with A8's design .

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I am extremely liking the design of the A8. Especially with thinner bezels and rounded design. The metal sides looks way better than on the A7.

5. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Another day another shamedung lagdroid ROFL.

6. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Um... no?

10. rlaalsrb

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

will the exynos 5430 variant cost the same?

12. ShadowHammer

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

I don't understand how this is a competitive price. You can get the Alcatel Idol 3 for $250 and Asus Zenfone 2 for $300. They both offer similar specs and rate very well. Is the extra $180-230 just cause it's thin, metal, and Samsung? Scratching my head on this one.

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