After the release of its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, South Korean smartphone behemoth Samsung will be catering to the middle smartphone by releasing three handsets:
- Galaxy A8
- Galaxy A9
- Galaxy A6
It has been reported that all three devices are going to sport a premium finish that is going to be similar to the company’s flagship offerings. It appears that the company must have gotten tired of incorporating a plastic exterior to its devices and will be looking to provide a potent combination of aesthetics and performance from hereon in.
Galaxy A8 Possesses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615, 2 GB Of RAM And A Beefy 3,050 mAh Battery
According to Sam Mobile, the complete model name of Galaxy A8 is SM-A800F, and it is only going to be available to purchase in the geographical region of China. While Samsung has not confirmed this, it is possible that the company will ship it out to other regions. One distinctive feature of the mid-ranged smartphone is that it features a 16 MP camera sensor, which has never been seen before in a Samsung smartphone that does not hail from the flagship category.
However, before you get all excited about the smartphone’s rear camera sensor prowess, confirmation is still needed whether or not it is the same one incorporated in to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Seeing as how Samsung has still maintained friendly relations with Qualcomm, Galaxy A8 is powered by the company’s Snapdragon 615, along with 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU. Unlike Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy A8 possesses a screen size of 5.7 inches that renders the 1080p resolution. Its phablet sized form factor has allowed Samsung to fit in a 3,050 mAh battery, which is much larger compared to the 2,550 mAh placed in the Galaxy S6 family.
The phone will be shipping out with 16 GB of internal memory, but it has not been confirmed whether or not Galaxy A8 will possesses a microSD slot. With the huge blunder that Samsung created by omitting a microSD slot from its flagship offerings, we believe that the company should ameliorate the situation by adding a microSD slot. In addition, it should also make sure that the Galaxy A family is running Samsung’s new and improved TouchWiz UX interface, which debuted in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
The phone is already running Google’s Android Lollipop 5.0.1 update. For wireless connectivity purposes, the only information that we have to offer right now is that it features an LTE modem. Knowing full well that the device is going to be catered to the middle smartphone market, it would be great news for consumers if Galaxy A8 sports an 802.11 ac Wi-Fi adapter.
Since this information currently eludes our grasp along with its pricing details, it might become available when Samsung announces details of the remainder of its handsets.
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