Samsung introduces updated Samsung Galaxy A8 for Japan; adds new chipset

Samsung introduces updated Samsung Galaxy A8 for Japan; adds new chipset
An updated version of the Samsung Galaxy A8 has been introduced in Japan. This is NOT the 2016 version of the Galaxy A8, but merely a revision of the current handset made expressly for the country. That is not to say that there aren't some changes as the 64-bit Exynos 5433 chipset replaces the Snapdragon 615 SoC.

The updated Galaxy A8 features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Those seeking additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. A 16MP camera adorns the back of the phone, with a 5MP snapper on front. A 3050mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.0.1 is pre-installed. The unit comes with a fingerprint scanner, and measures a svelte 6mm thin.

The revised Galaxy A8 will be offered in White, Gold and Black. While the exact pricing is unknown for the moment, the device will be available in Japan midway through this month.

As far as the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is concerned, we still await the official unveiling from Samsung. Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) were officially announced by the manufacturer.

source: GSMArena

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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



4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

This is too expensive a phone for its price point!

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? What's the price? So $399 is to much for this phone? Considering it is spec'd nearly identical to the iPhone 6S Plus which costs $749 got 16GB of storage, I would say you are completely blind. Under $400 for these specs is awesome. Considering also the Moto X is about $399 with similar specs, again I'd say you're wrong. But you are entitled to your opinion. Obviously you dont understand specs and pricing.

6. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Techie, listen closely. How many times must people mention to you that iOS does NOT need the same specs to keep up with an Android device. While I do agree with you that this phone isn't overpriced, I completely disagree with your assumption of an equivalently spec'd android device being able to keep up with an iPhone 6s. Two different OSs. Also, way to tell someone they are entitled to their opinion yet call them completely blind. He didn't even bring Apple into this. You did.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is a fair comparison, why can't he bring iOS into it?

8. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

The dude is obsessed with apple hate

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And you can go to hell. I made a price comparison. I mention nothing bad about Apple you clueless blind ugly SOB.

9. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Everybody knew he is douchebag

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Goes double for you douchbag. You too need to learn how to read. I didn't mention Apple or iOS. I made a price comparison based on similar could clock speed and r amount and screen resolution. If you can see that then you are an idiot.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How many times will you read my posts before you understand. And your claim that the iPhone doesn't need the specs is bulls*it. That is why it's runs like crappie on the iPhone 4. Because the OSS need better specs to run properly. But my post wasn't about slecs, it was about price for the specs. The comparison was very simple. IPHONE 1.9ghz, 2GB, 1080....749. MOTOR Xbox similar specs $400, Galaxy A8 similar specs $400. It was the price based on similar specs. Wake up and understand what the post actually means before you chime in. Gosh it seems like the vast majority of people here lack the simplest of common sense.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It was a fair comparison based on price. Also having an opinion doesn't mean it can't be a blind one...does it? I am curious how did you read my post and somehow got out of it I was talking about how an OS runs? Dude you too are blind. I did a price comparison based on the identical specs of the phone because the guy claimed the phone costed to much. Yet the iPhone 6S plus has similar specs and costs 749. Yet the zoo to Xbox has similar specs and it too costs $400. It was a price comparison based on the specs and his claim the phone cost to much and I gave an example of a phone that costed to much with similar specs. Now that I smacked you to the floor by showing you how much of an idiot you are and how wrong you were, maybe you will figure out how to answer and reason with understanding and comprehension.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Also I never even mention iOS. I mention the iPhone as only a price comparison.

18. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Legendary brain-dead scientist is here to show-off his knowledge. lol

15. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

The cheapest brand u can ever have exynos 5433 was supposed to be exclusive to a flagship but thats not for Samsung

16. TyrionLannister unregistered

That kind of chipset and a good camera under 400$ is pretty good.

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This is a very good phone except the processor, everything spec is flagship. It has the looks and the specs.

19. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

SoC is also found in Note 4 so its a pretty good one even for 2015-2016.

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, I misread SD 615 instead of Exynos 5433. So everything is superb in this phone.

21. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This is not new, since launching, the A8 edition in Malaysia already is Exynos 5433 instead of S615

22. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

My mistake, Malaysia one is 5430 edition instead of 5433. So Japan one is slightly new.

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