Samsung’s Galaxy A8 launch date, specifications and pricing details emerge


The upcoming Galaxy A8 has been in the news recently; first it was confirmed to be carrying a fingerprint sensor, then it was manhandled in a video and later appeared in a brochure. Now we have firm details on its launch date as well as its price. Join us after the break for more details.

According to nowhereelse, the Galaxy A8 will go on sale in China from July 17th, retailing for around €439 ($485). Besides having a fingerprint sensor baked into the Home button, the Galaxy A8 will also sport the following specifications:

  • Model number
  • Android 5.1.1 lollipop
  • 5.7-Inch Full HD Super-AMOLED display (386ppi)
  • Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor (64-bit)
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal storage
  • MicroSD card support
  • 16MP Rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and flash (ISOCELL)
  • 5MP Front camera
  • Battery: 3,050mAh
  • Dimensions: 157.7 x 76.7 x 5.9mm
  • Colour options: Black, white, gold

At this point, no details are known about when Samsung will offer the Galaxy A8 handset in other regions. What do you think of the Galaxy A8’s slim bezels and slim design? Is it a worthy replacement for the Galaxy Alpha? More importantly, would you buy one? Let us know in the comments.

Source: nowhereelse

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).