Samsung has launched Galaxy A8 smartphone in India with a price tag of INR 32,500 (About $508). The device was first introduced in China in the middle of July. This latest handset from Samsung is its thinnest-ever smartphone with a thickness of just 5.9mm and it weighs only 151 grams.
The Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch FHD Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 386ppi pixel density. It is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 5430 chipset with octa-core (4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A15 and 4 x 1.3GHz Cortex-A7) CPU and Mali-T628 MP6 GPU for graphics. The Galaxy A8 model that was launched last month in China has 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC with octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and Adreno 405 GPU. There is a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage inside. It can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.
Coming to the cameras, the Galaxy A8 has a 16MP autofocus rear camera with f/1.9 aperture to give great pictures even in low light conditions. The front camera is of 5MP with 120 degree wide-angle lens, useful for selfies and video chats. Its 3050mAh battery takes care of the power and the handset comes with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. The handset sports dual Nano-SIM slots and the second slot can be used for microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 has very thin metal side bezels. It also has a fingerprint sensor doubling as a home button. Connectivity options include LTE with Band 40 (2300MHz) and Band 3 (1800MHz) support, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and Glonass. The handset will support 4G networks in India. Airtel customers will get double data for free for 6 months along with this device. The handset is available in Black, White and Gold colors.