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ED#207 : Samsung Galaxy A8 Launch Details

Since the ultra-slim Samsung Galaxy A8 was announced in China in on the 15th of July, 2015, Samsung fans around the world have eagerly awaited its local arrival. Well, Malaysia is a very important market for Samsung, so it’s no surprise that we are amongst the first countries in the world to launch the new Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone.

We have, naturally, been invited to cover the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone, which would be held this Thursday, the 30th of July 2015 at the Samsung Electronics Store in The Gardens Mall. So be sure to check our live Facebook coverage on that day!

Samsung Galaxy A8 Launch Details

Of course, the design and the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A8 are no secret since it has already been launched in China. To whet your appetite before the official launch this Thursday, let’s take a look at the pictures and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A8…

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The Samsung Galaxy A8

Touted as the slimmest smartphone in the world at just 5.9 mm (0.23 inches) thick, the Galaxy A8 boasts an all-metal body, a large 5.7″ Super AMOLED display, a 16 MP main camera and a 5 MP front camera. It will be available in three colours – Midnight Black, Champagne Gold or Pearl White.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Launch Details

The Galaxy A8 will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with 2 GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM. This is about par for a mid-range smartphone, although it will mean more aggressive memory management than smartphones with more memory like the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge or the 4 GB ASUS ZenFone 2, which is at the same price range.

Samsung is offering both 16 GB and 32 GB storage options although we have no idea if both will be available in Malaysia, or their official prices. However, the Galaxy A8 retails in China for RMB 3,199 (~USD 519) for the 16 GB variant, and RMB 3,499 (~USD 569) for the 32 GB variant.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications

Operating System

Android 5.1 Lollipop


Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939)


- 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (quad-core) processor
- 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (quad-core) processor

Graphics Processor

Qualcomm Adreno 405


5.7" Super AMOLED display
- 1080 x 1920 resolution
- 386 ppi pixel density
- Corning Gorilla Glass protection

Primary Camera

- 16 MP sensor
- 5312 x 2988 pixels
- LED flash
- 1080p, 30 fps video

Secondary Camera

- 5 MP sensor
- 1080p video



Internal Storage

16 GB / 32 GB flash storage options

Storage Expansion

microSD slot
- supports up to 128 GB
- uses SIM 2 slot

SIM Card Slot

Comes with optional SIM slot that doubles as a microSD slot
Supports dual-standby only


- HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE


Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ Beidou



Fingerprint Sensor



FM radio with RDS; recording


Accelerometer, proximity, compass


Non-removable 3050 mAh Li-Ion battery

Colour Options

- Midnight Black
- Champagne Gold
- Pearl White

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