We’ve had a pretty good idea for some time that Samsung has been getting ready to announce its next mid-range smartphone, and now it’s official. Earlier today in China, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy A8 – an impressive smartphone with solid specifications that likely won’t break the bank.
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, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 128GB. It also has a 16MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing shooter and a 3050mAh battery. It runs the most recent version of Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay atop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and also comes with a fingerprint scanner integrated into the physical home button. If those specs aren’t good enough for you, the device somehow manages to measure just 5.9mm thin and weigh only 151g, making this the thinnest smartphone to come from the manufacturer yet.
The device has only launched in China for now, where it’s now available for pre-order in Black, White and Gold color options. At this time we’re not sure if Samsung plans to sell this phone outside of China, but we sure hope so. If Samsung releases any more details on the device’s availability, we’ll let you know right away.
What are your thoughts? If the A8 becomes available in your region, would you think about purchasing one for yourself?