Samsung Galaxy Alpha
(Representational Picture) A model holds a Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone during a launch event in Jakarta, August 28, 2014. South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said August 18 it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones mainly for Indonesia, one of the world's fastest growing markets for the devices. REUTERS/BeawihartaREUTERS/Beawiharta

The long-rumoured Samsung Galaxy A8 will finally see the light of the day next week.

French technology blog NoWhereElse has claimed that Samsung is all set to launch its Galaxy A8 in China on 17 July. Sources have also tipped that the mid-range smartphone will be priced around €439 ($485/₹30,800).

The Galaxy A8 is understood to be the successor to Galaxy A7 will metal-frame around the edges and sports a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display on the front.

Under the hood, it is expected to ship with Android Lollipop OS, 64-bit class Snapdragon 615 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, 3050 mAh battery and 4-LTE connectivity.

A key upgrade over the Galaxy A7 is that the Galaxy A8 will boast of a finger-print sensor on the home button.  It will also house feature-rich 16mp main camera with ISOCELL sensor, f/1.9 aperture and HDR. Both these specifications are said to be on par with the current flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 (& S6 Edge).

Another aspect of the Samsung Galaxy A8 is that it will flaunt sleek figure measuring just 5.94mm thickness, making it the slimmest Samsung phone till date.

Speculated specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F):

Model Samsung Galaxy A8
Display 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920x1080p resolution
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processor 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 series Octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 405
Storage Capacity 16GB, expandable ( up to 64GB min)
  • Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, ISOCELL sensor, f/1.9 aperture, HDR
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3050 mAh
Add-ons Metal-frame around the corners, Single-SIM slot, 4G-LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and other standard sensors
Dimension 157.7 x 76.7 x 5.9 mm