Samsung officially launches Galaxy A8

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After weeks of speculation, the wait is finally over and Samsung has officially launched its Galaxy A8 android phone this week in China.

Features of Galaxy A8 are quite similar to the other phones of the same price range, manufactured by Samsung. Samsung Galaxy A8 possesses a metal and glass design.

Like previously speculated the Galaxy A8 is the slimmest phone that has ever been produced by the firm with a 5.9mm thick body.

Galaxy A8 has a metal frame whose design closely resembles the Galaxy S6. The rear side of the phone is built with of aluminum which is the trademark for Samsung A-series.

It presents a 5.7 inch full HD display and surprisingly, despite the addition of metal, it is still easy to carry as it weighs just 151 grams.

Samsung has also introduced finger print scanner in this phone that has be accessed from the home button.

Galaxy A8 boosts with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor that has been coupled with 2GB RAM. It is comes with 16GB/32GB of internal memory that is further expandable up to 128GB, using a micro SD card.

Samsung Galaxy A8 has been provided with a lot of connectivity options that include 4G LTE internet, dual-band Wi-Fi, USB port 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with Glonass and Beidou support, as well as NFC.

The handset features a 16MP main shooter rear cam that is minimized up to 1.0 µm, a bright f1.9 aperture, a wide range lens focus and LED flash light. Galaxy A8 has a 5MP front cam that is best suited for low light conditions.

Camera can be accessed directly from the shortcut by pressing HOME button twice (ease of access that was also observed in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge). Battery backup is provided by a 3,050mAh battery that provides hours of surfing.

Samsung is now aiming to commercialize this phone in India, possibly on July 19th. No date so far for Nigeria.

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