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Samsung Brings Out the Galaxy A8 in India

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Lately, Samsung has been in the news for its upcoming smartphones – the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6+. But before bringing out its big guns, Samsung has launched the new Galaxy A8 for the Indian market. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 32,500. The Galaxy A8 stands out in the company’s vast portfolio as their slimmest smartphone, with a thickness of a mere 5.9mm and a fingerprint scanner included.

Specs-wise the 4G-compatible smartphone features a 5.7-inch Full HD display, and is powered by octa-core Samsung Exynos 5430 SoC (four cores clocked at 1.3GHz, and four at 1.8GHz). It has 2GB RAM and comes with a single storage variant – 32GB which is expandable upto 128GB via a microSD card.

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With a combination of a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, for photography enthusiasts this smartphone is well equipped. The rear camera also features autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation, f/ 1.9 aperture, LED flash and a wide-angle lens.

It runs on it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. The device’s connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is powered by a 3050mAh battery and will be offered in three colour variants –  black, white and gold.

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The misgiving about the smartphone is that one of the Micro-SIM card slots doubles as the MicroSD card extension slot. So, you can either use the expandability option, or you can use two SIM cards at the same time. Stay tuned, hands on with the device is coming up soon.

Here’s a look at its full specifications:

Hardware Specs Samsung Galaxy A8
Display 5.7-inch FHD
Resolution 1920 x 1080p
Chipset Octa-core (Four cores clocked at 1.3GHz, and four at 1.8GHz)
Processor Exynos 5430 SoC
GPU Adreno 405
RAM 2GB
Primary Camera 16MP f/ 1.9,  Auto-focus, OIS,
Front Camera 5MP, 120 Degress wide-angle lens
Storage 32GB
Expandable Up to 128GB
Battery 3,050 mAh
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz
Bluetooth 4.1
Price Rs. 32,500
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Nitya Uppal
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Siddharth Shintre
Siddharth Shintre

Would rate the A5 a much better handset and a lot of Rupees saved as well

grkrishna1984
grkrishna1984

samsung will never learn .... it activated self destruction mode ... good going samsung