Samsung Galaxy A8 Prelaunch Details And Specifications

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Since the ultra-slim Samsung Galaxy A8 was announced in China in on the 15th of July, 2015, Malaysians have eagerly awaited its local arrival. Well, Malaysia is a very important market for Samsung, so it’s no surprise that we are amongst the first countries in the world to launch the new Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone.

Tech ARP has just received an invitation to the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone. It will be held at the Samsung Electronics Store at The Gardens Mall on the 30th of July, 2015Update : Tech ARP has the full event coverage with videos!

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Launch Invitation
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Launch Invitation

Of course, the design and the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A8 are no secret since it has already been launched in China. To whet your appetite before the official launch next week, let’s take a look at the pictures and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A8…


The Samsung Galaxy A8

Touted as the slimmest smartphone in the world at just 5.9 mm (0.23 inches) thick, the Galaxy A8 boasts an all-metal body, a large 5.7″ Super AMOLED display, a 16 MP main camera and a 5 MP front camera. It will be available in three colours – Midnight Black, Champagne Gold or Pearl White.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Smartphone

The Galaxy A8 will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with 2 GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM. This is about par for a mid-range smartphone, although it will mean more aggressive memory management than smartphones with more memory like the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge or the 4 GB ASUS ZenFone 2, which is at the same price range.

Samsung is offering both 16 GB and 32 GB storage options although we have no idea if both will be available in Malaysia, or their official prices. However, the Galaxy A8 retails in China for RMB 3,199 (~USD 519) for the 16 GB variant, and RMB 3,499 (~USD 569) for the 32 GB variant.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939)
Processor- 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (quad-core) processor
- 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (quad-core) processor
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 405
Display5.7" Super AMOLED display
- 1080 x 1920 resolution
- 386 ppi pixel density
- Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Primary Camera- 16 MP sensor
- 5312 x 2988 pixels
- LED flash
- 1080p, 30 fps video
Secondary Camera- 5 MP sensor
- 1080p video
Internal Storage16 GB / 32 GB flash storage options
Storage ExpansionmicroSD slot
- supports up to 128 GB
- uses SIM 2 slot
SIM Card SlotComes with optional SIM slot that doubles as a microSD slot
Supports dual-standby only
Connectivity- HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ Beidou
Fingerprint SensorYes
RadioFM radio with RDS; recording
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Colour Options- Midnight Black
- Champagne Gold
- Pearl White
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