Samsung’s Galaxy A8 has been widely leaked in the past few weeks, and we already have a fair idea of what to expect. Putting the rumors to rest, the South Korean company has taken the wraps of the smartphone in China. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
To start with, the leaked photos, hands-on video, and the specifications are all in line with the final release. In terms of design, the Galaxy A8 flaunts a near bezel-less design and an ultra-thin metal-clad body. In fact, at 5.9mm, it is the slimmest smartphone in Samsung’s current lineup. The overall design is a far cry from the other Galaxy A-series smartphones, and closer to the flagship Galaxy S6. Similar to the flagship, the Galaxy A8 too features a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
As far as specifications are concerned, the Galaxy A8 flaunts a 5.7-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Also on offer is 16GB/32GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. Also Read - Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ to now protect your phone cameras, will debut on a Samsung phone
The smartphone also features a 16-megapixel auto focus rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 3,050mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
As mentioned above, the Galaxy A8 is up for pre-orders in China. Samsung however hasn’t revealed when it plans on launching the new smartphone in other markets.