Samsung Galaxy A8 price, release date, specs: TENNA video demo confirms device


After countless rounds in the rumor mill, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 is finally here.

Though not officially, the world has gotten its first look at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8. A video uploaded on YouTube by Steve Hemmerstoffer showed the Galaxy A8 in a demo that is more than 3 minutes long. The video was labelled as a test done by certification authority TENNA. As it stands, the people over TENNA seem to have had an early model of the upcoming phone, as an actual unit is also necessary for certifications.

The video showed the specs of the upcoming phone, and also did a test on the quality of its camera. Looking at the video, the camera of the Samsung Galaxy A8 is undoubtedly top of the line in quality, though nothing is official yet and phone specs might still change until it hits the market.

The specs listed in the video were shown in Chinese, rendering it unreadable to non-Chinese people. However, GSM Arena already did a round up on its specs. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is only 157.7mm x 76.7mm x 5.9mm in dimensions, making this possibly the thinnest Samsung smartphone model to date. The handset has a mid-range level of hardware power under its hood, with it running only on a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, with an Adreno 405 GPU and CAT4 LTE connectivity support. It sports a display of 5.66 inches wide, with a 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The home screen has an embedded fingerprint sensor on it.

Just like what can be seen on the video, the Galaxy A8 comes with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out-of-the-box, with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI on top of it. It has a 32GB worth of built-in internal memory with 2GB of RAM. Users would be happy to know that the upcoming handset has a support for an external microSD card of up to 128GB, unlike Samsung’s most recent releases. It has a 16MP rear cam, and a 5MP front camera. All in all, the device is powered by a 3050mAh battery and is rumored to be available in Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold colors.

No release date was given in the report, but as the demo will no doubt increase the hype for the upcoming handset, this info is expected in no time.