Slim Samsung Galaxy A8 with Finger-print Sensor Officially Launched in China
Slim Samsung Galaxy A8 with Finger-print Sensor Officially Launched in ChinaSamsung China

After weeks of speculations, consumer electronics giant Samsung launched the sleek Galaxy A8 in China on Tuesday, 14 July.

The new Samsung Galaxy A8 measures just 5.9mm, making it the slimmest Galaxy series smartphone in the company's history. It also flaunts metal chassis around the edges giving a sense of premium and also sturdy structure capable to withstand accidental drop.

Another notable feature of Galaxy A8 is that it boasts the new improved finger-print scanner on the home button similar to the one we see in the current marquee phone Galaxy S6 (& S6 Edge).

Other stipulated features include 5.7-inch full HD display with 401ppi (pixels per inch) and run on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop backed by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB inbuilt memory, 16mp main camera and a 5mp snapper on the front.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Availability details:

The company has confirmed that the new Samsung Galaxy A8 will be initially released in China in 16GB and 32GB storage variants. But the price details are still under wraps.

Samsung is yet to announce the availability of Galaxy A8 in other markets. Stay tuned for updates.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F):

Model Samsung Galaxy A8
Display 5.7-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/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
Add-ons Metal-frame around the edges, finger-print sensor, Single-SIM slot, 4G-LTE, 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

[Image credit: Samsung China ; Via SamMobile]