Samsung Galaxy A8 : Welcome the New Member of the ‘A’ Family

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In the first semester of 2015, Samsung introduced a line of devices dubbed as A family. It consists of the first trio—A3, A5 and A7.  These devices are known for their sturdy, metal built and sleek design.

 

For the second half of this year, the company brings in the latest additional—Samsung Galaxy A8.  Just like the trio, it has a metallic frame with metallic accents.  The brand did not stick with a single flavor but has given the consumers to choose for another two.  A8 will be available in 16GB storage and Sammy’s very own Exynos 5 chipset with Mali T628 MP6 graphic processor.

 

Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A8

 

Compared to the bigger RAMs in the devices today, A8 merely houses a decent 2GB RAM.  Native storage also comes limited to either 16GB or 32GB.  In the 32GB variant, the user space is down to 23GB.  However, Samsung compensates for the microSD slot that can accommodate up to 128GB of memory.  As for connectivity, it supports the latest 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and GPS.

 

Samsung Galaxy A8 is priced at a hefty $500 and is available in markets today.

 

 

Specifications          

  • Body : 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm, 151g, metal main body and accents
  • Display : 5.7” Super AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 386ppi
  • OS : Android lollipop 5.1
  • Chipset/ CPU : Snapdragon 615 8939, 1.5GHz Octacore processor/ Exynos 5, 1.8GHz Octacore
  • GPU : Adreno 405/ ARM Mali-T628 MP6
  • RAM : 2GB
  • Storage : 16GB/ 32GB + expansion of up to 128GB
  • Camera : 16MP primary with LED, 5MP front
  • Battery : 3050 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A8

 

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