The Samsung Galaxy A8 launched in China last month, boasting some rather decent specifications and an ultra-slim metal design at a price point that won’t break the bank. The phone has now made its way to India, with a price tag of Rs. 32,500.
For specifications, the Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor backed by 2GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 128GB. The smartphone also features a large 3,050mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner housed in the home button and the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS.
While the specifications are good for a mid-ranger, the real selling point is the A8’s slim 5.9mm depth, almost bezel free display, and metal finish around the edge of the smartphone. The handset is the thinnest smartphone that Samsung has produced so far.
The Galaxy A8 is compatible with all of the 4G LTE (FDD-LTE Band 3 1800 MHz and TDD-LTE Band 40 2300 MHz) networks in India.
The A8 is available in black, gold and white color options. Samsung has partnered up with Airtel to offer data benefits to customers and the handset can be purchased directly from Samsung’s eStore.