After launching Galaxy A7, the Korean company is planning debut yet another but the thinnest ever smartphone in its A-series. Called Samsung Galaxy A8, expected to feature a 5.7-inch 1080p FHD display. More details on the new Galaxy A8 can be grabbed after this jump.
Speaking from the past month, Samsung has applied for trademarks on the Galaxy A6, A8 and A9 – hinting that the company was looking forward at expanding its all-metal clad Galaxy A lineup with multiple new gadgets. Now that we have got a news regarding the purported Galaxy A8, which is indeed in development, and also managed to get a list of specs of the forthcoming device.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) is set to be a China-only smartphone, though, it isn’t set in stone but could change in the future. In terms of hardware, the A8 looks set to be one of the most budget-packed mid-ranger from Samsung till now. With a 16MP primary camera on-board, Galaxy A8 would be the first non-flagship A series phone to come with, which the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sports. Samsung looks like taking the camera resolution part a step further even in affordable category.
The front camera will be integrated with 5MP sensor, and as aforementioned, the Galaxy A8 will be the largest screen-sized phone with full HD Super AMOLED display of 5.7″, and the phone is said to be only 5.9mm thin that measures 157.7×76.7×5.9 mm, and weigh 140 grams.
Under the hood, on the Galaxy A8 – it packs a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor (that includes four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.7GHz, four additional ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.0GHz) Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage. This will be running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop out of the box, using its new and optimized version of Samsung TouchWiz UX that debuted on the S6 family recently. On the connectivity front, the Galaxy A8 supports 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, microUSB etc.
All these hardware components are said to draw power from a 3050mAh battery. And the biggest question is that, whether the Galaxy A8 will make it to markets outside China or not, which includes India.