We have seen Samsung’s new metal-clad A-series last year, and we’ve seen three devices roll out in the form of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 devices. Now there is a news that Samsung planned to continue with the A-series, as the company had filed a number of patents for the Galaxy A6, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A9 in March.
With Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung is aiming to expand its mid-range smartphones which is believed to be launched very soon. The Samsung Galaxy A8 was recently dispatched for tests in India under the codename MS-A8000 and can be spotted on GFXBench, where it appeared for tests on May 9.
Samsung earlier reported to be gearing for the release of its new all-metal phablet called the Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) exclusively for China, but new reports now reveal that Galaxy A8 smartphone will also be released in other few markets around Asia and Europe including UK.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is equipped with the 5.5 inch Super AMOLED 1080p display and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 over the display and runs on Android v5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UX, 64-bit Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 16MP camera on the back with 5MP at front, LTE connectivity and 3,050mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A8 is also equipped with touch-based fingerprint scanner like the one found on the recently released Samsung Galaxy S6.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 specifications are slight better than its predecessor Galaxy A7, so the price of the Galaxy A8 would rises a bit, But still it is expected to be a mid range smartphone.
There is no report yet on when the Samsung Galaxy A8 will launch and its price tag but Samsung Galaxy A8 is expected to be launched in late Q2 or early Q3, 2015 with price of around £359.