Samsung Launches Sleek Galaxy A8 with Finger-Print Sensor in India; Price, Specifications
Samsung Launches Sleek Galaxy A8 with Finger-Print Sensor in India; Price, SpecificationsSamsung India e-Store

South Korean consumer electronics company Samsung on Monday (2 August) officially released the Galaxy A8 in India.

The new Samsung Galaxy A8 was initially launched in China last month and now the phone has set foot in the country with a tweak.

Unlike the China variant (SM-A800F), which houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core, the Indian model comes packed with the company's proprietary Samsung Exynos 5430 series Octa-core. The rest of the features remain same. 

One of the key attributes of the Samsung Galaxy A8 is its ultra-sleek body. It measures just 5.9 mm, making it the slimmest smartphone in the Galaxy series till date.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 also flaunts a metal chassis around the edges, giving a sense of a premium design and also sturdy structure capable of withstanding an accidental drop.

Another notable feature of the Galaxy A8 is its new improved finger-print scanner on the home button, similar to the one seen in the current marquee phone Galaxy S6 (& S6 Edge).

The Samsung Galaxy A8 also boasts of a 5.7-inch full HD display and comes packed with the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, 2GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory, 16mp main camera and a 5mp snapper on the front.

Samsung Galaxy A8 India price and availability:

The company has reportedly confirmed that the new Galaxy A8 is available across India starting from Monday (3 August), for Rs 32,500. It can also be pre-booked at Samsung India eStore  now. 

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800FZDE):

Model Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800FZDE)
Display 5.7-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 386 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processor In India:
  • Samsung Exynos 5430 Series Octa-core (1.3GHz quad-core + 1.8GHz quad-core)

In China:

  • 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 series Octa-core CPU with Adreno 405
Storage Capacity 32GB, expandable ( up to 128GB)
  • Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, ISOCELL sensor, f/1.9 aperture, HDR
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3050 mAh with
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 6)
Add-ons Metal-frame around the edges, finger-print sensor, Dual-SIM slot, , Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, GPS/GLONASS and other standard sensors
Dimension 158.0 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm
Weight 151 g
Price ₹32,500/-