The Galaxy A8 is one Samsung’s thinnest smartphones, measuring just 6mm thin. Samsung has equipped the Japanese version of the Galaxy A8 with its own Exynos 5433 processor as opposed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor found in other Galaxy A8 devices. The A8 is a decent smartphone comes with respectable hardware components and is now available to purchase in Japan via au and Samsung’s own stores.
The Galaxy A8 weighs 152 grams and comes in White, Gold and Black with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full-HD 1920 x 1080 screen, Samsung’s Exynos 5433 octa-core (1.9GHz x 4 +1.3GHz x 4-core) processor paired with 2GB of RAM 32GB of inbuilt storage with microSD slot that supports up to 128GB of storage expansion.
Additionally, there is a 3050mAh battery, delivering 1370 minutes of VoLTE talk time and up to 520 hours of (4 G LTE 2/WiMAX 2 +) standby time. Samsung also equipped the Galaxy A8 with a fingerprint sensor, 16MP ISOCELL rear camera and 5MP frontal shooter. Both cameras have f/1.9 aperture similar to the one found in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 supports 4G LTE and WiMAX 2 +, and also has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 and GPS. It ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop and Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface out of the box. It is now up for pre-order in Japan through the Japanese mobile phone company, au on a monthly plans as well as SIM-Free for ¥76,680 JPY (~$631 – £416 – €577 – $864 AUD). The Galaxy A8 is also available on eBay at a discounted price.