Samsung Galaxy A8 prices will start at around $515

Samsung Galaxy A8 prices will start at around $515
Officially unveiled yesterday as the thinnest smartphone in Samsung's history, the Galaxy A8 should be available starting later this month in China. Initially, Samsung didn't mention the price of the A8, but now, thanks to Chinese website CNMO, we know how much the new handset will cost in China.

Samsung will sell the Galaxy A8 16 GB for 3,199 CNY (about $515), and the 32 GB version for 3,499 CNY (about $564). These prices are similar to those rumored earlier this month.

Although it's the thinnest Samsung smartphone ever (only 5.9 mm), the A8 is actually pretty big. It sports a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, thus being 158 mm tall and 76.8 mm wide - almost exactly the dimensions of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

The Galaxy A8 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is built around a metals chassis. It's the first handset in Samsung's A series to come with a fingerprint scanner, as well as the first (in the same series) to offer a 16 MP rear camera. Other features include a 5 MP front-facing camera, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, microSD card support, and a 3050 mAh battery.

At the moment, we don't know if Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy A8 all over the world, but we'll report back as soon as we find out. Until then, let us know if you think the new and super-thin Galaxy is worth $515 (unlocked, of course).

source: CNMO (translated)

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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



1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

$514.99 to much

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Never though I would agree with you.

32. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, atleast SD808 should have been included then for this price instead of SD615. SD810 and SD615 are the worst processors.

12. waddup121 unregistered

Agreed. This is no more than $450 at most lol

20. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

$514.99 with 1080p samoled display , 16mp camera , fingerprint scanner , 3050 mah battery and micro sd slot is much much worth it than any iphone right now..

34. Simona unregistered

They always saying less and true price will be 600

2. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

G4 's better imo

4. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Way too much Samsung.... Is this a Flagship?

29. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Are you new to smartphone? Do you have any clue about Samsung prices in Asian market? if not then, read before you comment. Any Samsung phone in Asian market is launched with higher price. Those proces are just for show. In retail, such phones are available with full warranty in less price. And within 2 months, you will find the same phone available around $400, guranteed. It happened for all Samsung phone and will be same for each and every Samsung phone in future. If you don't know this, better read first before you comment.

36. maherk

Posts: 6926; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. Here in Lebanon, phones(mainly Samsung ones) gets priced at least $100 less than what initial reports claim. I could definitely see the A8 sold on day one for $420.

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Everything that Samsung offer is perfect, just overpriced Mi note pro has 4GB ram 2k display 64GB storage cost as same as this

33. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Too bad it can only be bought from China.

6. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

If that 615 was an 808 then i would agree...but other than that? Horrible price.

31. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Again, another person. Don't you guys read news?

7. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It's a moot point. It'll never come to the US. We'll be lucky to snag it from Expansys or maybe a 3rd party on Amazon. And of course Verizon users are out.

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

$500 for that crappy processor? He'll no! In a month or 2 it will be $300.:)

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yep and in 4-5 months around $250.

17. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

exactly what I thought.

9. marcusxv

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 20, 2015

ya way overpriced for that tech theres better options

11. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is why SAMSUNG has completely lost their mojo. $515 is absurd.

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

So it's midrange, gotta have a micro SD slot stuffed in there somewhere...''a must'' --SAMSUNG logic

14. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

SAMSUNG needs to own / co-own / buy another OEM that can compete with ASUS and the rest of the Bang for Buck pack............I mean, their midrange line has tanked so badly these past few years

15. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Congrats Samsung, this is the Choke of a Joke. For that price, I can get better phones with better specs at the same price. And some blind Sammy boys are gonna defend and make excuses like "Because its a Samsung, they need advertising fees...blah blah blah". Can we expect another The Daily Blah coming?

19. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

No one force you to buy it.. if you can get better phone in this price then go ahead.. stop whining like a kiddo..

27. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I see someone getting butthurt. Classic fanboy defending comment, ordering others to do something. Very classic. ^The Daily Blah.

16. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm no expert but i wouldn't pay that much for many devices smhhhhhh

18. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Holy shit, $500?? This is way too much. Samsung never freaking learns. At $500, I'd rather get a G3 for $399.

21. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

It's a joke, overly expensive for mid range device.

22. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

$560??? Jeez!! Even GALAXY S6 is priced at just $480 in my country. Who would go for this phone? Lol

23. SuperKorea unregistered

Oh please, Samsung doesn't beg you to buy it.

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