Samsung is gearing for the release of its new mid-range device, the Galaxy A8.
As reported on SoyaCincau, an entry for the Galaxy A8 was spotted on the SIRIM database last week. With the device already launching in China on July 17th, perhaps a launch date is closer than we expect. From that entry as well we find another startling fact of the device, a price tag of RM 1,888, a number that seems rather high for a mid-range device considering that the predecessing A& costs only RM1,499. . But before we make that judgement, lets take a look at the device itself to see if it does justice to the price tag.
To start things off, the Galaxy A8 stays true to its “premium feel for mid-range” theme of the A series by once again bringing back the metallic frame. It has a slightly updated look that makes it similar to the flagship S6. The biggest feature yet is that at 5.9mm thickness, the Galaxy A8 is the thinnest device released by Samsung. It will be available in three colours; white, black and gold.
The specifications of the Galaxy A8 are also not too shabby. It sports an impressive 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display that is virtually bezel-free, powered by a 64 bit Snapdragon 615 and supplemented with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable by microSD to 128GB. While that may seem fairly standard today, the A8 also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the home button. To round things off, it has a 16Mp rear camera and 5MP front camera, a 3050 mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop off the box.
With impressive specs packed into a beautifully constructed body, the Galaxy A8 is definitely a device to consider if you are on the hunt for a new mid-range smartphone.